18 June 2015
Could you help change the face of mental health in Bristol?
Are you passionate about mental health? Could you be a powerful
advocate for service users and carers? Would working in an
innovative, unique and potentially NHS-changing environment inspire
These are some of the questions being posed by Bristol Mental
Health in its quest to find a passionate individual to fill an
exceptional role: strategic leader for service users and
"This is an opportunity for someone to take on a new role
at the heart of mental health services in Bristol that ensures that
service users and carers are represented at the highest levels of
Bristol Mental Health," said Will Hall, system clinical leader for
Bristol Mental Health.
Mental health services in Bristol have been through some
significant operational and cultural changes in the last year. The
most notable change has been the transition to the new Bristol
Mental Health system under which services in the city are now
provided by 18 different organisations, all chosen by the Bristol
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) because of their expertise in
delivering high quality care and support.
"Whoever takes up this role will be in a strong position to lead
and influence a truly innovative approach to mental health care
which could become a national approach too," said Will.
The role has been graded at a senior level under NHS Agenda for
Change, and will be a key role in the Bristol Mental Health system
leadership team, alongside the clinical system lead and the senior
Will continued, "Alongside myself and the senior business
manager, the strategic leader for services users and carers will
lead a team that focuses on high quality services that are well
integrated and continually look for ways of doing things
The working environment of the system leadership team is one of
quality, integration, improvement and influence, where the focus is
on recovery, co-production between service users, carers and
service providers, celebration of equality and diversity, and being
psychologically informed every step of the way.
The interim strategic leader, Tracy Clack, said, "This is an
innovative and exciting role that will help shape Bristol Mental
Health services for at least the next five years. This job will be
pivotal in ensuring that service user and carer perspectives are
having a real influence on future service development."
If this sounds like you, or you are interested in finding out
more about the role and how to apply, please visit
the NHS Jobs website or contact Will Hall on 07876 475100.
Interviews will be held in mid-September.