Suicide Prevention Programme Manager
37.0 Hours per Week
Do you have strong programme and project management experience and excellent communication skills to drive, lead and deliver the Suicide Prevention programme across Birmingham and Solihull?
This crucial new role provides an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and outcome focused individual to play a key role in providing a programme management approach to the multi-agency suicide prevention plans, ultimately saving lives in Birmingham and Solihull. You will work autonomously as you manage the new NHS England funding in terms of setting up new service provision and providing reports to NHSE as well as the suicide prevention multi-agency groups in Birmingham and Solihull.
In addition to your excellent programme management skills, you will also have the ability to build effective sustainable working relationships with a range of key stakeholders and partners, to lead and implement successful programmes/projects through a multi-disciplinary, multi-organisational and cross boundary approach.
You will work with key colleagues and partners at both; Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, and Birmingham and Solihull Local Authorities, to provide leadership and direction across the Suicide Prevention work streams to ensure alignment and a shared vision in the implementation of the programme.
With knowledge of a relevant specialist area (e.g. mental health, suicide prevention) acquired through a degree (or equivalent) or through extended experience, you will also have a detailed understanding of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health & Wellbeing, both in terms of service provision and the needs of this population.
In view of the current social distancing and infection measures currently in place, Solihull Council are keeping its recruitment processes and approach to face to face interviewing under constant review. There may be various alternative options available including video interviews however, this will be taken under advisement. Candidates who are selected for interview will be informed and advised accordingly.
This is a fixed term contract for a period of 12 months, working with Birmingham Public Health 3 days per week / Solihull Public Health 2 days per week.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jo Luxmore-Brown, Senior Public Health Specialist on 07891550030 or Natalie Stewart, Senior Public Health Officer on 07864 932866.
Interview Date: 8th October 2020
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required.
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required.
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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