Head of Mental Health Services

Venn Group
Central London, London
£450 per day
31 Jan 2019
03 Mar 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type

VENNGROUP Specialists in professional temporary recruitment

Head of Mental Health Service - Adults
Based in London
Length: 6 months initially
IR35: Inside

A London local authority is looking for a Head of Mental Health to provide strategic leadership and effective operational senior management across the Adults department, including the Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMPH) service.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To work in close partnership with the Mental Health Provider, whilst representing the Council's values and priorities to ensure the service meets the needs of the service users
  • To ensure the services are maximised and performance is monitored and managed
  • Lead continuous improvement and transformation of services, developing an innovative and commercial approach within the service area
  • Develop effective partnerships and collaborative working, including with Children's services and acute providers to ensure a whole system approach is adopted at all time and patients receive a holistic Mental Health service
  • Ensure effective quality assurance and safeguarding for the services within area of service responsibility
  • Be accountable for the performance of the Mental Health teams, as well as the DToC targets that affect the Improved Better Care Fund outcomes

Key Skills:

  • Ability to provide strategic and operational leadership to ensure maximum efficiency of the service
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Previously worked in a local authority or CCG within an operational Mental Health background
  • Excellent knowledge of the 1983 Mental Health Act
  • Proven ability to work fluidly in ambiguous circumstances
  • Track record of delivering multiple projects

If you have experience to match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact Toby Rose or Niki Holdich on

and email your CV to

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