NAE075.18 - Head of Mental Health

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Posted: 17/08/2018 15:35
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £54,138 - £67,406 p.a.
Location: Unknown
Level: Management
Deadline: 14/09/2018 09:00
Hours: 37 hours
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme
Job Type: Fixed Term

JOB DESCRIPTION – EIS Head of Mental Health

Salary Scales: £54,138 - £67,406 per annum 

Grade: Level 4 (All Sciences)

Duration: Fixed term contract to 30 April, 2021

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 37 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: The normal place of work will be an EIS site, the preference is for the successful candidate to be based at one of the following English Institute of Sport (EIS) Performance Centres; Loughborough University, the Manchester Institute of Health & Performance, or Bisham Abbey. The EIS will require you to travel to and work at other sites.

ROLE SUMMARY

The aim of the Head of Mental Health is to provide strategic leadership and operational delivery of the UK High Performance System Mental Health strategy.  The post-holder will be a highly influential and a collaborative professional; a respected figure in promoting and supporting positive mental Health for athletes, coaches, support staff and other key groups operating in the High Performance System.

This role will be accountable for the delivery of the Mental Health Strategy.  The post-holder will work in close partnership with National Governing Body World Class Programmes, UK Sport and across the EIS to coordinate and deliver both; positive mental health initiatives, and reactive mental health services.

In particular, the role will need to work in close partnership with a mental health clinical panel appointed to support the delivery of the Mental Health Strategy.

The role will ensure a dedicated focus, intensity, agility and clarity in the delivery of the Mental Health Strategy. The post-holder will support World Class Programmes to develop and implement practical, best practice resources, educational materials, polices and processes that can be adopted at the frontline to manage mental health risks and opportunities within High Performance operating environments. 

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Lead implementation and operational delivery of the High Performance System Mental Health Strategy reporting to the EIS Director of Athlete Health.
  • Collaborate with World Class Programmes and the High Performance System Mental Health Steering Group to deliver the strategy across 4 key Pillars; Education, Provision, Communication and Assurance.
  • Develop best practice mental health guidelines, frameworks, educational resources, policies and process that can be rapidly adopted system-wide and embedded effectively by World Class Programmes.
  • Liaise with other Home Countries Sports Institutes to ensure sharing of expertise and best practice resources, and a coherent approach to world class mental health service delivery across the UK.
  • Work collaboratively with the High Performance System Mental Health Steering Group, reporting progress to the EIS, UK Sport, Government and the World Class Programme Performance Directors Strategic Group.
  • Inform the EIS and UK Sport about the long-term-term mental health provision for the High Performance System looking towards the Paris cycle and beyond. 

KEY INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTS

  • World Class Programmes, in particular Chief Medical Officers, Performance Directors, Heads of Performance Support and National Governing Body CEOs
  • EIS Athlete Health Team
  • EIS Director of Medical Services
  • EIS Mental Health Clinical Panel
  • EIS Head of Performance Lifestyle
  • EIS Head of Psychology
  • UK Sport Head of Integrity
  • UK Sport Head of Culture Development
  • Mental Health Steering Group Members
  • World Class Programme Performance Directors
  • British Athletes’ Commission
  • British Olympic Association
  • British Paralympic Association
  • UK Sport Performance Advisor Team
  • Mental Health First Aid England
  • Mind

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

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PERSON SPECIFICATION Head of Mental Health LEVEL 4

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

Degree level (or equivalent) in a related area

Essential

Sight of certificates

Qualifications (BSc, PGD, MSc or PhD) in a field related to mental health (e.g. Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology)

Desirable

Sight of certificates

Mental Health First Aid (or equivalent) qualification from a recognised organisation is an advantage

Desirable

Sight of certificate

Experience

 

 

Experience of planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects and modifying as required

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of team-working to develop and implement innovative ideas, including working in an applied and integrated manner

Essential

Application Interview

Experience in leading development and implementation of mental health related work

Essential

Application

Interview

Mental Health practitioner experience e.g. Clinical or Counselling Psychology

Desirable

Application

Knowledge and Skills

 

 

Track record of leading and delivering projects with multiple stakeholders

Essential

Interview

Ability to process and assimilate complex information

Essential

Interview

Excellent presentation and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change to have a positive impact on performance

Essential

Practical task

Interview

Ability to communicate complex information in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences

Essential

Practical task

Interview

Recognition of the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport

Essential

Interview

An understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines

Desirable

Interview

Knowledge of the systems, structures and culture that underpins high performance sport across the UK, including experience engaging with athletes and athlete support staff

Desirable

Interview

May be required to work with athletes under 18 (DBS check required)

Yes

 

There is a practical task and assessment process involved in the selection of this role. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.



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