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Poor mental health and wellbeing is a significant driver of demand for public services and reduced productivity and has therefore been identified as a potential area for which the Combined Authority could deliver public sector reform.
A Mental Health Commission was established in October 2015 to identify the contribution that devolution can make to addressing poor mental health and wellbeing. This is an important opportunity to transform mental health and wellbeing services to re-balance them to prevent demand for public services and critically to improve outcomes.
This regional development coordinator role will be based in the West Midlands and will be jointly responsible to Director of West Midlands Mental Health Commission and MHFA Regional Development Lead.
The Regional Development Coordinator is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority MH Commission team, and is responsible for supporting delivery of a range of West Midlands based strategy, policy developments and supporting the delivery of the ambition to train 500,000 people in the West Midlands in MH Awareness.
This includes providing the necessary administrative support to the team, coordinating logistical and administrative event requirements, including coordination of regional MHFA instructor networking meetings. The Regional Development Coordinator will also support events directly as either an assessor, or support under the direction of the MHFA England’s Regional Development Lead.
MHFA operates a local sustainable model of development and training. This is evidenced by its willingness to work in partnership with local providers to deliver local training to local communities. Our instructors come from a range of organisations across the communities (workplace, faith, voluntary, statutory and primary care). MHFA England retains the quality assurance of every course delivered through its central operations. This enables MHFA England to collect the data and evidence on everything it delivers.
The programme will help MHFA England’s objective of training 1 in 10 of the English population. We can commence to mobilize our 120 MHFA trained instructors in the region to deliver face-to-face mental health first aid skills training within the local community; and link to national initiatives such as the 1 million programme.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is a Community Interest Company and is the leading provider of mental health literacy in England.
We are looking forward to welcoming the successful candidate to our supportive organisation.
MHFA England values diversity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and sections of the community.
How to apply
For the full job description and person specification please see the attached document.
To apply please submit a covering letter and CV demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.
The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd January 2018. Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st February 2018.