Youth Mental Health Manager

March 2023

Are you passionate about children and young people’s mental health? Do you have some experience supervising staff who work with children and young people? Are you looking for the next step on your journey as a manager?

Hours: 30 - 37.5 hours (4 - 5 days)

Salary: £30,010.50 per annum ( 3% pay increase agreed from April 23)

Location: Littlehampton or Worthing main base with the expectation to work across Worthing, Adur, Arun, Downs and Chichester District.

Contract: Permanent

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per year rising to 27 days after 2 years, plus an additional allowance for bank holidays

West Sussex Mind Values:

Excellence, Equitable, Open, Together, Curious, Unstoppable

Winner of National Mind Anti-Stigma Award 2021


Are you looking to take the next step into management? West Sussex Mind are looking for an enthusiastic and resilient Youth Mental Health Manager to join our successful team to support and develop the staff working across our Young People’s Service (BeOK) working with 16 – 25 year olds, and our Children and Young People’s Social Prescribing Service working with 8 – 17 year olds.

The successful candidate will:

Support, supervise and develop a team of Youth Mental Health Workers and Children & Young People’s Social Prescribers.

Work with the Children, Young People and Families Service Manager in the management and development of the services.

Work directly with a limited caseload of young people providing goal focused one-to-one support as lead by individual needs and goals.

Please see the Job Description, Person Specification and Competencies for further detail.

As well as having experience of working with young people with mental health needs, you will have some experience of developing staff and volunteers. You will demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for recovery focused mental health work, be able to work independently using your own initiative and work alongside the team and manager to develop the services. Perhaps you have experience line managing one or two staff and are ready to take the next step in supporting a team. You will have access to a range of training opportunities to develop your management skills and connect with other managers for peer support. As well as regular supervision with their manager, the staff have access to reflective practice to support their work.

Applicants must have a full UK driving licence and an independent means of transport in order to fulfil the role supporting team members in locations across West Sussex (mileage will be paid for travel beyond agreed base).

How to apply:

Please find below an application form, guidance notes, competency framework, job description and person specification.

Please email completed applications to:

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 19th April

Interview date: Thursday 27th April at our Worthing office – The Gateway, 8-10 Durrington Lane, BN13 2QG

If you would like to have an informal discussion prior to applying, please email:

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 a 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.

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Application form

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Job description and person specification

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Guidance notes

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Competency framework

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