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Team Secretary

Band 3

Main area
Administration
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
350-SELD2229660
Site
HMP Garth
Town
Leyland
Salary
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum
Closing
27/02/2020 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Mersey Care NHS Trust is the health provider for the delivery of an innovative prison-based assessment and treatment service for male offenders with personality related needs. This service is based within HMP Garth which is a category B men’s adult prison based in Leyland, Lancashire. The service is part of the National Offender Personality Disorder Strategy and is delivered as a partnership between HMP Garth and Mersey Care NHS Trust. The service provides 1:1 and group based interventions based on Professor John Livesley’s framework and model of interventions for individuals with personality related needs. These structured interventions are provided as part of a therapeutic milieu which involves a focus on attachment, trauma and systemic approaches, alongside comprehensive risk assessment and management. Core aims of the service are consistent with those of the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway in improving psychological wellbeing, reducing risk, improving staff skills and competencies and pathway focussed intervention.

The successful applicant for this post will be highly organised and highly proficient in a range of administrative functions. Working in support of the Clinical team and the Admin Lead, they will exhibit a can-do attitude and personify Mersey Care NHS Trust’s values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect and Enthusiasm. The client group we care for can be challenging and complex and personal resilience and a good understanding of professional and personal boundaries is imperative. The role will include extensive recording of meeting minutes and transcribing dictation and the successful candidate will be highly proficient in this regard.

The post-holder will be joining a dedicated team of clinical and prison officer staff from a range of backgrounds and experiences. Team members have high levels of skill, passion, enthusiasm and are committed to ensuring the on-going successful development of the service and the opportunities it provides for our population.

The working pattern is currently 37.5 hours per week, hours can be flexible although service need will dictate this.

Informal visits are welcomed.

Interviews are scheduled for 11th March 2020

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Operational Manager, Tony Carradice or Debbie Brennand on 01772 443367 or tony.carradice@merseycare.nhs.uk Debbie.brennand@merseycare.nhs.uk