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Head Of Mental Health (Reading and West Berks)

Band 8C

Main area
Senior Managers Band 8C
Band 8C
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
7-9 Cremyll Road
£59,090 to £71,243 per annum
25/01/2019 23:59

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.



Head Of Mental Health (Reading and West Berks)

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to lead the strategic planning and delivery of Mental Health Services in West Berkshire and Reading localities, working in partnership with stakeholders and diverse organisations to ensure a seamless service, managing change and transformation and creating a culture of partnership and integration.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a ‘Good’ rating overall, being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to help you to continue to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

Educated to Masters Level in a relevant subject or with equivalent experience, you will have exceptional communication and people skills and the resilience to transform our services. With government policy on mental health remaining extremely challenging, you will be required to manage an increasing number and range of complex relationships locally, retaining suitable financial control and managerial accountability.  An inspirational and persuasive leader, you will be tasked with managing ambiguity and motivating stakeholders to achieve ambitious targets and major change. With a successful track record of strategy formulation and implementation, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of mental health policy and be dedicated to the promotion of recovery, social inclusion and well-being. Committed to equal opportunities, you will have an open, dynamic and supportive management style. Able to build alliances across organisational boundaries, you will be pragmatic and have excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.  Approaching challenges with a positive mental attitude, you will be dedicated to ensuring the continual improvement of mental health services across Reading and West Berkshire services and be determined to create a culture of excellence.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Ian Mundy on 0118 2077 663 or email: who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to our salary car scheme, support with childcare and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our ambitious and driven team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

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