Closing today at 09:00
£27,947 per year
Temporary, 12 month contract, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting new role in Beat’s Support Programmes team. This team is experiencing significant growth and is funded to deliver several successful and in-demand programmes to those unable to access support for an eating disorder or on a waiting list for NHS treatment.


Senior Programme Officers (SPOs) will support Beat’s Deputy Service Managers with the day-to-day running of the support programmes. They will provide knowledge and support to the team.


Alongside Support Officers, the SPOs will also deliver high-quality support services to Beat’s beneficiaries. This will involve endorsing early intervention and sustained long-term recovery, notably through telephone, video call and online support channels across Beat’s support services, including the eating disorder support programmes and the helpline.


The post-holders will have a passionate and enthusiastic approach in supporting individuals with an eating disorder, with advanced listening and communication skills. This is an opportunity to provide support in a holistic and practical way, working collaboratively with Beat’s services teams as well as receiving professional guidance through clinical supervision.


The successful candidates will have excellent organisational, interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to work well both in a team and independently. They will assist Deputy Service Managers in providing support for Support Officers, including facilitating peer support and debriefing sessions. They will also manage referrals, coordinate allocations and ensure careful data collection, management and maintenance for the support programmes.


Structured programmes are delivered within the Support Services opening hours (9am-8:30pm). The ability to work flexibly is required, including evenings. This role will be worked as a four-day working week across Monday-Friday; the working days will be arranged on a rota basis to ensure an SPO is available to Support Officers throughout the week. Each week will usually involve three daytime shifts and one late shift.  


Beat offers 5.25 weeks of annual leave + bank holidays which increases after 2 years, by a day a year to a maximum of 6 weeks. Additionally Beat provides membership of a Cash Plan Scheme to all employees and offers flexible working.


To apply, please download and complete the application form from the webpage for this vacancy on Beat's website. Completed application forms should be uploaded via the form on that website page by 9am on 15/08/2022.


Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early subject to the number of applications received. We would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Refreshed on: 06 August 2022
Closed date: 15 August 2022 at 09:00
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