Suicide Prevention Programme Manager

Colindale, London (Greater)
£53,928.00 - £60,396.00 Per Annum
06 Oct 2020
20 Oct 2020
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Suicide Prevention Programme Manager

We are recruiting a Suicide Prevention Programme Manager for North London Partners in Health and Care - North Central London (NCL) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) - to lead on the development and implementation of the NCL-wide Suicide Prevention Strategy.

About Barnet Council

Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough, and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better.

As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values – We Care, We Can Be Trusted, We Work Together, We Value Diversity, We Embrace Change and Innovation – which drive everything we do.

About Public Health

The Public Health Department in Barnet is an innovative department which incorporates Health and Safety team as well as the corporate Insight and Intelligence team. The Director of Public Health is also the DPH for the Royal Free Foundation Trust. The department has strong links across the Barnet Integrated Care Partnership and the North Central London STP.

About the role

Employed by the London Borough of Barnet, you will be working with an active and committed multi-agency partnership at an important time. NCL STP secured significant NHS England funding as part of the Suicide Prevention Wave 3 Pilot funding programme.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the Wave 3 pilot but also going beyond to develop the sector-wide strategy and further programmes of work.

The postholder will be accountable for: 

  • Programme management of the Wave 3 pilot, including mobilisation and review of projects already defined by the bid and the development of further areas of work.
  • Strategic leadership, in collaboration with the multi-agency steering group, for the development and implementation of the NCL Suicide Prevention Strategy, including defining and delivering additional projects to reduce suicide and suicide attempts in NCL, building on the success of the Wave 3 pilots.
  • Successful collaboration with stakeholders across a complex landscape of statutory and voluntary sector organisations, multiple service providers and people with lived experience in order to prevent suicide and self-harm.
  • Matrix management of professionals involved in the multi-agency delivery of NCL suicide prevention programme.
  • Sound governance of the Wave 3 pilot and the NCL Suicide Prevention Strategy programme of work, including regular reporting, financial management and appropriate oversight by the Steering Group.
  • Securing additional resources for the partnership to enhance our ability to deliver the sector wide suicide prevention strategy and ensure sustainability of successful programmes.

Liaison with national and regional bodies working on suicide prevention including but not limited to the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, ThriveLondon, and the Royal College of Psychiatry, as well as liaison with local Borough-wide multi-agency suicide prevention groups.

About you

  • You will have a professional background in multi-agency suicide prevention and comprehensive experience of delivering programme management in complex stakeholder environment, we would like to hear from you.
  • Understanding of current national and local government strategy related to suicide prevention and public mental health.
  • Ability to build strong internal and external networks and use them positively to benefit the NCL STP and its stakeholders
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Proven track record in developing, delivering and evaluating prevention or public health strategy, analysis and programmes of work, preferably in suicide prevention.

We would welcome applications from people with lived experience of suicide-related issues who are willing to use their insight to inform the programme development.

What we offer

  • 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
  • Work-life balance options may include flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Excellent training and development opportunities, including support and training offered as part of working with a multi-agency partnership involved in a high-profile national programme on suicide prevention.
  • Employee well- being training programmes

How to apply

Click on the apply button and on our website where you will find the job listed. Please read through job description and person specification and complete the online application form. If you would like any further information about the role please contact

If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.