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Group Manager – AMHP Ref:50065339

County Hall & Agile Working

Grade 13, £41,055.00 to £44,382.00

Vacancy Reference: 50065339

Closing Date: 15/01/2021

Interview Date: 25/01/2021

Additional Allowances: £2000-£5000 Premium Allowance will be an additional payment which will agreed on the contribution you make to the AMHP rota.

Hours: 37 hours per week


Contract Type: Permanent

Are you an experienced Approved Mental Health Professional with at least 2 years practice experience in this specific area wanting to step up to management? If so, this opportunity may be a new chapter in your career. 

About the role:

Here on the Isle of Wight we are investing in our AMHP Service. This is really exciting times, with the progression of our AMHP service; we are building on the structure and recognising the work a specialist service which provides a safe service on the Isle of Wight. We have recently created and successfully employed an additional full time AMHP as well as a trainee AMHP. We currently have new advert out to secure a second trainee post. 

Now all we need is a progressive lead to support the transition and build on future developments.  We are looking for an AMHP Manager who has an abundance of enthusiasm to support the AMHPs and drive the service. This post will be rewarding for the successful candidate, as you will be fundamental to the changes driving positive outcomes for people who need this service.

We are looking for a manager who will continue to practise in this area to support everyday challenges; but you will also be integral to providing quality supervision, reflective sessions, training, policy writing as well as partnership working being integral in promoting future developments from agencies on the island and nationally.

We are in the process of implementing a new AMHP report as well as a new platform to collate all our resources, we would wish these areas to be developed further by the AMHP manager.

As the service is relatively small the AMHPs also hold a caseload from the mental health team, so you will work closely with the mental health team manager.

On the island we work closely with our partners to develop services for people coming into contact with the mental health services, therefore its vital that you hold the value of integration which will offer the potential  for future collaborations, leading  to positive outcomes.

Although the work-base is in Newport, we work more agile and therefore you would also be working from home. 

About you:

You will need to have sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, as well as all other Acts that have close interface with the Mental Health Act.

We need the AMHP manager to be an experienced AMHP able to draw on your own experiences to contribute to the service learning and education with other partners. 

To join us you must have the following:

A qualified social worker, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or chartered Psychologist with regulatory registration;

Being a practising AMHP for a minimum of 2 years;

Desire to work collaboratively;

Willing to work on the AMHP rota as well as offering management support to other AMHPs when on AMHP duty.

About us:

Here on the Isle of Wight, we are in year three of our strategy “Care Close to Home” (CCTH). The results so far have been impressive and earned us a place as a finalist in the health and care category of both the Local Government Chronicle and Municipal Journal 2019 awards. We have also been shortlisted for a National Award in developing the Living Well Service.

We are obsessed with how to best use the strengths of those we serve in designing their care and support – supporting people to regain and maintain the maximum level of independence possible.  We are very fortunate to have voluntary and community sectors who we regard as equal partners in the design and delivery of care and support for the people we serve (so that all of our contracts with them are now a for a minimum three years).  Which helps support the individual’s recovery and maintain their wellbeing.

Of course, integration with health is a key priority – and being surrounded by water means that we really have to invest in making relationships and care pathways work effectively – as our residents cannot easily, or cheaply, go elsewhere. We have recently published our single Health and Care Plan for the IoW.  Equally, we are integrating care management with health across mental health and learning disabilities – and the plan is also to fully integrate commissioning budgets in these areas.  So, you will see the evidence and strong ethos of working all partner agencies to produce better and effective resources for people that may use our services.

Our Offer:

You will benefit from a unique and enriching environment within an organisation that values strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective supervision.

Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.

 Team IWC Values:

Community & Customer focused

Effective & Efficient

Working together

Fair & transparent

 We are proud of our commitment to offer:

Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce

Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers

Providing regular training opportunities.

The Isle of Wight Council is a great place to work and now is a great time to come and work with our vibrate workforce, across Adult Social Care.

Relocation support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to specifically take up a front-line role with Adult Social Care. For experienced workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

Contact Bev Hull on 07813 998641 or bev.hull@iow.gov.uk for an informal discussion or go straight to the application form.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online, telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Relocation support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to specifically take up a front-line role with Adult Social Care. For experienced workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000.