Head of Community Mental Health and Development

November 2023

Are you an experienced health and social care manager who enjoys seeking out business development opportunities and driving innovation.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Full time salary: Grade 7 £42,480.75

Location: Littlehampton preferred base (with the expectation to work several days from other offices and potential for some homeworking)

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per year rising to 27 days after 2 years

West Sussex Mind Values:

Excellence, Equitable, Open, Together, Curious, Unstoppable

Winner of National Mind Anti-Stigma Award 2021


We are looking for a dynamic and creative leader to manage our Community Mental Health Services and support us to create opportunities to develop services to reach new audiences.

Leading staff based across our service locations you will oversee and manage the delivery of high quality, mental health services all of which rely on the input and support of a fantastic team of volunteers.

Our Communities and Inclusion service supports us to reach people who may not be accessing our services and to test new approaches and ways of working to remove barriers and tackle inequalities. Our Training ensures our teams have a comprehensive training programme and that our external training service delivers high quality training that helps reduce stigma around mental health in our local communities. And our Volunteering service supports West Sussex Mind to recruit, train and retain volunteers, with ambition around creating more Peer Volunteer roles, so our service users can use their lived experience to support others.

The successful candidate will:

  • have significant experience of developing and winning new business opportunities be a confident leader of staff and passionate about developing services in collaboration with staff, volunteers and service users
  • understand the causes of inequality and be passionate about creating new services or opportunities to address these inequalities

How to apply:

Please find below an application form, guidance notes and job description.

If you would like to have an informal discussion prior to applying or have any questions after reading the documents, please email: kate.scales@westsussexmind.org

Closing date: 13th December at 9am

Interview date: 18th December
at our Worthing office

Please email completed applications to: recruitment@westsussexmind.org

Please note we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must therefore be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

No agencies or CV's

Application Form

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Job Description and Person Spec

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Guidance Notes

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