Head of Service Design and Participation
Our client is a leading, national children and young person's mental health charity; together they champion for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are now seeking an ambassadorial Head of Service Design and Participation to lead the organisation's work to support participation across the mental health system.
Participation is at the core of our client's work, and young people's involvement in shaping and delivering their programmes is essential to all that they do. As Head of Service Design and Participation, you will act as the lead connection between participation and the senior management team, and as the lead ambassadorial figure for the organisation's participation work externally. As Head of Service Design and Participation, you will develop the business strategy to deliver high quality participation and service design services to the mental health sector, and will be accountable for the effective delivery of the strategy through the Participation Team and other relevant functions and staff. You will oversee the evaluation and publicising of the organisation's participation work, and will identify and build strong working relationships with key system stakeholders to secure future work and funding to achieve long-term sustainability.
To apply for this role, you must be a strong, dynamic project manager with demonstrable experience of successfully delivering project targets on time and to budget. You will have significant experience of co-producing programmes and resources with children and young people, and will have experience of using creative and participatory approaches to enable young people to express their experiences. You will have experience of delivering training to a variety of professionals, and will have extensive experience of working alongside a range of internal and external stakeholders, including Commissioners, local authorities and health services. An understanding of children and young people's mental health and factors impacting this, and knowledge of key policies relating to this, is also imperative.
To apply for this role, please initially submit your CV in Word format - further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates.