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Group Manager – AMHP Ref:50065339

County Hall & Agile Working

Grade 13, £41,055.00 to £44,382.00

Contact: 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.

Vacancy Reference: 50065339

Closing Date: 25/09/2020

Additional Allowances: £2000 premium payment

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Contract Type: Permanent


This Group Manager post within the Approved Mental Health Professional service has been newly created to meet the increasing needs of this statutory service.

It’s an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to move into management or who currently has management responsibility.  We are looking for the manager to continue to practice in this area to support the 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.

This position will give you a blank canvass to enable you to fully embed future initiatives.  We are acknowledging the need to support this service progression and therefore are also advertising for newly created posts as well an agreed long-term plan to support internal colleagues to complete the AMHP training.

We are looking for a person who will support our existing AMHPs and encourage new ways of working to promote quality assurance and a time effective pathway for the person receiving our services.

As we are a relatively small service our AMHP colleagues also hold cases and are mainly aligned to the IOW councils Mental Health Team.  As the AMHP manager you will work closely with the Community Mental Health manager to meet both needs of the service.

You will work closely with the service manager and receive regular 1-1 meetings and support from peer managers.

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.

We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.

Digital interviews are likely to take place on 5th, 9th, 12th and 16th October depending on the number of applications received.

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

If you are a person that can support team members with future developments and want to make a difference to this service then why wait?

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.

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.