Ref: 21/27 Head of Specialist Services

Based in: Merseyside and Greater Manchester
Salary: £39,000.00 per annum
Hours: 37.5 per week
Job Reference: 21/27
Closing Date: 19th April 2021 at 9am

Imagine Independence is a well-established, leading third sector provider of high-quality community-based support services for people with a range of complex needs, caused by their poor mental health, age or learning disability. Imagine’s specialist services have been rated as “Good” and “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission. There is now a great opportunity to join this successful, expanding organisation. You will be well rewarded and become part of a high energy, multi-disciplinary team of committed professionals.

In this key role, you will offer leadership and direct line management to community-based specialist services, including gender specific ones providing trauma informed, intensive support. In addition, you will be responsible for specialist accommodation and floating support provision, some of it for people in contact with the criminal justice system. This is a chance to develop in your chosen career, working in a psychologically informed environment. As Registered Manager for these services, you will work to ensure that CQC registration and other quality marks are maintained/gained.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant professional qualification, substantial experience of working in the community with a range of people, including those with a label of personality disorder; or a forensic mental health requirement; or who have been in contact with criminal justice services. The role requires an operationally experienced, dedicated practitioner, who is as passionate as their colleagues about developing Imagine’s outstanding, specialist services.

Imagine’s specialist services are rated as “Good” and “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

To receive an application form, please email: jpeacock@imagineindependence.org.uk or by post to Jo Peacock, Imagine Independence, 25 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

Please note that Imagine shortlists from received application forms only. It does not accept CVs.

Benefits include a contributory company pension scheme; generous holiday allowance; employee assistance programme; and career development opportunities.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Offers of employment are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS check. This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine Occupational qualification under the Equality Act 2010.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 19th of April 2021.

To arrange an informal chat about this post, please email Elaine Mather on emather@imagineindependence.org.uk

Interviews for this post will be held on the 26th of April 2021.

Imagine Independence aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community

Head Office: 25 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ