Deputy Director, We Can Talk

Healthy Teen Minds

Job title: Deputy Director, We Can Talk
Contract type: 12 month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, flexible working negotiable
Salary: £31,365 to £37,890
Line managed by: National Director of We Can Talk
Other benefits: Up to 10% matched pension contribution, 35 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays)
Location: Home based, with occasional national travel required.

Thank you for your interest in joining Healthy Teen Minds!

We are a values-driven organisation with big ambitions to change the future for young people with lived experience of mental health.  We believe the role young people can play in transforming the mental health ‘system’ is significantly undervalued and so we are working to challenge the status quo and enable young people-powered change.

Healthy Teen Minds was founded in 2018 by our Chief Executive Robin Barker who wanted to find a way to enable changes in education and policy for children and young people’s mental health utilising co-production; the co-design and co-delivery of a project or service. Originally an organisation of one, Healthy Teen Mind’s is now a growing organisation with more than ten staff working together to create a world in which young people’s voices have influence on the decisions, issues and systems that impact their lives. Healthy Teen Minds is now in a period of growth, as we increase our development offer to young advisors and continue to deliver exciting, impactful projects that put the power back into young people’s hands.

We are looking for a Deputy Director to join our nurse-led values-driven organisation amplifying the voices of young people with lived experience of mental health.

Are you either:

• A mental health nurse with experience of supporting health colleagues, within an acute setting, to deliver high quality care?
• A registered childrens, adult or other nurse with an interest in mental health and experience of  improving services for children and young people.

Regardless of the branch of nursing you join us from central to the role is a recognition that children and young people should play a greater role in the design and delivery of services they use.

As part of your role with Healthy Teen Minds you will play a lead part in delivering the We Can Talk  project, our cultural change programme which has trained more than 10,000 NHS staff and delivered dozens of quality improvement initiatives to improve the care acute hospital staff provide to young people attending in a mental health crisis.
If this sounds like a company you would like to work for and want to play a crucial role in, please apply. 

To apply for the role, please read through this job pack carefully, complete and submit the NHS Jobs application form before 23:59 by Wednesday 5th January. 

NHS Jobs listing:
Reference no: B0358-21-3696

Key dates
• Application forms due by 23:59 by Wednesday 5th January
• Shortlisted candidates will hear from us on Friday 7th January 
• Preinterview Stakeholder Panel will take place on Monday 10th January 
• Successful stakeholder panel candidates will hear from us on Tuesday 11th January
• Interview will take place on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th January
• Successful candidate will be appointed on Friday 14th January with an anticipated start end of March (or sooner if possible)

If you have any questions about the role please contact Chris Kerr, National Director, We Can Talk;