Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is recruiting a Director of Adult Mental Health to lead services in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is looking to recruit its next leader of Adult Mental Health services to take forward an ambitious redesign of services and deliver its new strategy – Step up to Great – a Quality Improvement Plan for adult and older people’s mental health services.

With a budget of £54 million and over 1180 whole time equivalent staff in the service, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Adult Mental Health is a major provider of specialist inpatient and community services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Its services are delivered in Acute Wards, through Forensic Services, Rehabilitation Services, such as a Huntingdon’s Disease Unit and an accredited Adult Eating Disorder Unit, and through Community Mental Health, Acute Recovery and Crisis Resolution Teams.

LPT works collaboratively in innovative ways with partner organisations and was one of the first Trusts in England to operate a joint mental health triage car with the local police force.

Dan Norbury, Head of Employment Services at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust says, “Over the last 18 months we have undertaken a major co-design of our mental health services with staff, service users and patients. We are bringing these recommendations in our Trust-wide strategy – Step up to Great, to a clear plan for adult and older people’s mental health services.

“We are now seeking an exceptional leader in this field, with proven experience of leading mental health services and managing transformation in a complex organisation, to lead our improvement journey. This is a demanding role and requires someone with the resilience to manage services that are under pressure and scrutiny. We need someone who can build on our success, identify what needs to change, and make the changes happen.”

“In return, we offer a great place to work. We have a culture of continuous improvement and recognition, where collective leadership empowers high performing, innovative teams. We offer excellent opportunities for development and career progression, as well as a supportive work environment to help staff maintain a healthy work/life balance. We look forward to receiving applications from leaders looking for their next career move, who are committed to driving forward our plans for mental health services.”

The Director of Adult Mental Health is a very senior manager role (VSM) and is accountable to the Chief Executive and Board for the strategic leadership and delivery of patient services provided by the Adult Mental Health Directorate of the Trust. The role is based at Bridge Plaza in Leicester. For more information on how to apply click here. Interviews will be held on 13th January 2020.

LPT is part of the recruitment campaign Y/Our Future that unites five major health and social care employers – University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, LOROS Hospice, Rutland County Council and Leicester City Council – to recruit doctors, nurses and health and social care workers to work in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

For more information on the vacancies visit: https://www.your-future.co.uk/