Deputy Service Manager

Warrington, Cheshire
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum, pro rata (AfC Band 8a)
13 Apr 2018
27 Apr 2018
Part Time
Contract Type

MHM is one of the UK’s most innovative organisations working with people with complex needs. We have a dedicated and experienced staff team of over 350 people providing a comprehensive range of services which cover every aspect of individuals’ lives, from employment and housing to community support and psychological services.

At MHM we help people achieve good mental and physical wellbeing and live life to the full.

Deputy Service Manager (Ref: WA14)

22.5 hours per week

£40,428 - £48,514 per annum, pro rata (AfC Band 8a)

Based: Warrington

The post of Deputy Service Manager is based within the Warrington IAPT and Step 4 service, which promotes access to psychological interventions for people with mild to severe depression and anxiety related disorders.

We are seeking to employ a dynamic individual, who has previous management experience within a health care setting (statutory or non-statutory). You will possess in-depth knowledge of the aims and objectives of IAPT, as well as the key policy drivers and performance indicators.

You will have experience of managing staff including performance management and dealing with disciplinary action. The successful person needs to be able to work independently and make decisions, within area of authority, with the minimum of supervision. You will however be able to take instructions from other Managers.

It is essential that you are comfortable working to tight timescales and under pressure, within a frequently changing environment.

You must be able to contribute to the overall running of the service, suggesting innovative ideas and solutions to issues and be passionate about continuously improving the service offered to clients.

You must be able to demonstrate high levels of written and verbal communication and have experience of using a Clinical Data Recording system. You must be able to develop productive relationships throughout the organisation, as well as an ability to engage with external stakeholders and commissioners.

We want to ensure our workforce reflects the local community and would encourage applicants from all backgrounds with relevant experience to apply. Free car parking is not provided with this post, parking fees paid at main office are at employees own expense.

For an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Plant/ Melissa Bett on 01925 401720


Terms and conditions for these posts are NHS comparable, not identical and the successful candidates will be employed by Mental Health Matters, a non NHS organisation.

In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate),child care voucher scheme, 27 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.

Closing date: 27th April 2018

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview.

MHM is an Equal Opportunities Employer.