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Programme Manager - Health and Care

Job Title: Programme Manager - Health and Care
Salary range: £45,057 - £50,713 + excellent benefits
Hours: 36.5 per week
Contract type: 2 years fixed term contract

We now have an exciting new opportunity for a Programme Manager to join our Mental Health Commission and are looking for a forward-thinking, creative individual who will lead the operational implementation of the health and care work stream, delivering the outcomes set out in the Thrive West Midlands action plan on mental health

About us
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.

Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

Poor mental health and wellbeing is a significant problem for the West Midlands.

It impacts on individuals and families, and more widely on communities and the economy, costing our region over £12 billion per year.

Too often, people with mental health needs feel let down.

They either don't receive adequate care, or it is simply not designed to meet their individual needs.

Our Mental Health Commission, chaired by Rt.


Norman Lamb MP, has worked with organisations within the WMCA including the Police and Crime Commissioner, Public Health England (West Midlands), local NHS organisations, the local Department for Work and Pensions, the voluntary sector, police, fire service, courts, housing agencies, employment organisations, and people with personal experience of mental ill health.

Together, we have developed this Action Plan for change - called Thrive West Midlands.

Further information is available on the link below

About the role
As our Programme Manager - Health and Care, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with partners and agencies across the West Midlands to build awareness of mental health and wellbeing priorities.

You'll support the delivery of key programmes designed to deliver real improvements to our residents in respect of mental health outcomes.

In addition, you will represent WMCA at a senior level with local and national government and NHS bodies, as well as the wider public/voluntary sector, regularly reporting on progress to the WMCA Wellbeing Board and key external stakeholders.

This is an exciting and substantive role; to succeed, you will have an in-depth understanding of the current policies in relation to mental health and wellbeing, linking national priorities to regional initiatives.

You will be an experienced communicator, politically aware, with a strong focus on delivery.

Above all you will have a track-record of successfully working at a senior operational and strategic level in a field relating to mental health and wellbeing.

This is a key role in which you will have the opportunity to leverage your breadth of experience and take your career to the next level.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

To apply for this role, please click below and we will email you a link to our online application form.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Interviews held: w/c 18 June or w/c 25 June
(the selection process will include a presentation exercise plus an interview)

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment.

Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.