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Programme Manager Mental Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention

Vacancy Details

Salary: £41,675 to £44,632
Location: 1 Riverside Park (collab services)
Job Type: Temporary
Vacancy Group: Professional/Technical
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 09/20/2020
Date Posted: 08/21/2020
Reference: 0000031769


Grade PO13


36 hours per week


Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.


We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.



Champs Public Health Collaborative

Programme Manager Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention


Spinal Column Point 39 £41,0675 to £44,632


Fixed Term Contract 36-month secondment opportunity


The Champs Public Health Collaborative is looking for an experienced Mental Health Programme Manager who is proactive, innovative, and ambitious for a fixed term period of 36-months to work across Cheshire and Merseyside on an innovative programme of work.


On behalf of the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership, the post holder will support delivery of the Suicide Prevention Transformation programme to reduce suicide rates/self harm across Cheshire and Merseyside. The post holder will work with Local Authority Public Health teams, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, users' groups, and other internal and external partners.


They will utilise recognised project and programme management methodologies to ensure projects are delivered effectively, within agreed timescales, and in accordance with directorate and corporate policies and procedures. A degree of specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and experience of mental wellbeing is required for this role.


The post holder will manage multiple and changing demands to and must be able to meet tight deadlines.  A high level of intellectual rigour, political awareness, negotiation, motivation skills and flexibility are required.


This 36-month fixed term post is externally funded by NHS England and will be part of the Champs support team. The Champs support team leads, facilitates, and enables the delivery of a range of key programmes of work on behalf of the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health (Champs is hosted by Wirral Council).


Anticipated Interview Date Early October 2020


For an informal discussion, please contact


Pat Nicholl - PATNICHOLL@WIRRAL.GOV.UK for an informal discussion - Programme information

Lucia Scally - LUCIASCALLY@WIRRAL.GOV.UK Recruiting Manager - recruitment process arrangements



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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

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