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Expert by Experience Perinatal Provider Collaborative Lead

Job details
Posting date: 10 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £43,742 - £50,056 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 10 July 2024
Location: Aylesford, ME16 9NW
Company: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6382766/380-SS0499-B


A Vacancy at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

The Expert by Experience Perinatal Provider Collaborative Lead post is crucial in embedding and creating new ways of involving our service users and carers across the South East Region Perinatal Provider Collaborative.

The Provider Collaborative aims to ensure that women requiring an inpatient stay for their acute perinatal mental health issues will receive specialist care, as close to home as appropriately possible, which is connected with local teams and support networks.

This post focuses on the need to bring strong leadership around the participation of people who use Perinatal services and their carers/family. This includes all aspects of planning and delivery of perinatal mental health services within the directorate to promote improved service user and carer experiences through new insights and perspectives.

You will work strategically across the South East Region PC in order to develop and implement a strategy that supports the broad participation agenda. You will project manage a variety of work streams that underpin the collaborative participation agenda, ensuring that practice is coordinated and supports and responds to the Trust’s corporate social inclusion strategies.

You will work alongside partner organisations such as ICBs, local authorities, and voluntary and community partners to look towards the innovation of health care along with the NHS Long-Term Plan.

You will work with the Management Team to ensure a consistent approach across the collaborative.
• Hold the SE Region PC to account for activity related to the participation of service users and carers in their work.
Lead on a variety of work streams that underpin the participation agenda, ensuring that practice is coordinated.
• Support/upskill/train/encourage service users and carers to participate in a range of participation activities.
• Develop a pool of service users/carers across the SE Region – working in partnership with others - to enable effective involvement within the statutory sector in meetings, interviews, and other required activities.
• Produce regular reports on specific issues and/or progress against the agreed annual plan

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

• Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank holidays
• Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
• Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street).
• Offer support and advice to multidisciplinary teams to encourage partnership working with service users and their carers.
Work with service users, carers, and staff to ensure a high-quality, consistent service is offered across services.
• Offer training to frontline staff in best practices
• Challenge poor practices and offer viable innovative alternatives.
• Promote membership opportunities to service users and carers and support their involvement in membership activity.
• Provide expert advice to relevant Trust Panels and Committees.
• Present at a variety of public forums such as national and local webinars, Trust and ICB board meetings, service user engagement events, etc

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and the main responsibilities of the role.

This advert closes on Monday 24 Jun 2024

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