Service Manager AMHP

Camden, London (Greater)
£49,299 - £60,254
09 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are seeking to recruit a strong, highly motivated leader for this role as Service Manager working for the AMHP service across two Local Authorities, London Borough of Camden and London Borough of Islington. The role requires someone who will develop and evaluate the service, ensuring that both Local Authorities fulfil their statutory roles and duties under the Mental Health Act, 1983 (and amendments 2007) and applies the Mental Capacity Act, Human Rights Act and Care Act to protect the rights and entitlements of customers.

In this role, you will act as Service Manager for both centralised AMHP duty systems for each borough and be responsible for overseeing recruitment of prospective AMHPs, re-warranting, research, training and development of AMHPs, and contribute to overall delivery of the social care agenda in the Trust and planning of social care focused training.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To be successful in this role you will need a relevant professional qualification gained through experience and/or degree in management / business, as well as be AMHP trained or ability to undertake AMHP training and willingness to undertake training as required.

The ideal person will have strong experience of budgetary control and management with a strong knowledge of commissioning and development of services. You must be able to work collaboratively with partners and maintain sound working relationships across the AMHP service, including Trust and Local Authority senior managers.

To this role you will bring a comprehensive understanding of relevant health and social care legislation and policies and procedures and ability to apply it in practice.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross, but you will primarily be based as St Pancras Hospital. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: 22 September 2019 23:59

Interviews to be held: 4 October 20190

Please quote reference: 190000M5

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