Expert by Experience Perinatal Provider Collaborative Lead

Aylesford, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
10 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024

Job Description

Job overview
The Expert by Experience Perinatal Provider Collaborative Lead post is crucial in embedding and creating new ways of involving our service users and carers across the South East Region Perinatal Provider Collaborative.
The Provider Collaborative aims to ensure that women requiring an inpatient stay for their acute perinatal mental health issues will receive specialist care, as close to home as appropriately possible, which is connected with local teams and support networks.
This post focuses on the need to bring strong leadership around the participation of people who use Perinatal services and their carers/family. This includes all aspects of planning and delivery of perinatal mental health services within the directorate to promote improved service user and carer experiences through new insights and perspectives.
You will work strategically across the South East Region PC in order to develop and implement a strategy that supports the broad participation agenda. You will project manage a variety of work streams that underpin the collaborative participation agenda, ensuring that practice is coordinated and supports and responds to the Trust's corporate social inclusion strategies.
You will work alongside partner organisations such as ICBs, local authorities, and voluntary and community partners to look towards the innovation of health care along with the NHS Long-Term Plan.
You will work with the Management Team to ensure a consistent approach across the collaborative.

Main duties of the job
  • Hold the SE Region PC to account for activity related to the participation of service users and carers in their work.
    Lead on a variety of work streams that underpin the participation agenda, ensuring that practice is coordinated.
  • Support/upskill/train/encourage service users and carers to participate in a range of participation activities.
  • Develop a pool of service users/carers across the SE Region - working in partnership with others - to enable effective involvement within the statutory sector in meetings, interviews, and other required activities.
  • Produce regular reports on specific issues and/or progress against the agreed annual plan
Working for our organisation
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank holidays
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street).
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Offer support and advice to multidisciplinary teams to encourage partnership working with service users and their carers.
    Work with service users, carers, and staff to ensure a high-quality, consistent service is offered across services.
  • Offer training to frontline staff in best practices
  • Challenge poor practices and offer viable innovative alternatives.
  • Promote membership opportunities to service users and carers and support their involvement in membership activity.
  • Provide expert advice to relevant Trust Panels and Committees.
  • Present at a variety of public forums such as national and local webinars, Trust and ICB board meetings, service user engagement events, etc
Please refer to the attached job description for full details and the main responsibilities of the role.

Person specification


Desirable criteria
  • Further education/training in the areas of user and/or carer involvement.
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level

Essential criteria
  • Lived experience of admission to Mother and Baby Unit, Acute Mental health ward for perinatal mental illness or secondary care perinatal mental health community service
  • A good working knowledge of current user and carer related legislation and codes of practice.
  • Experience/understanding of advocacy.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of partnership working with third sector agencies or organisations and communities.
  • Involvement in service redesign and development.
Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to devise and undertake audits, surveys and consultations.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure and to prioritise own work streams.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with a wide range of people.
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change On appointment to NHS
27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service
29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service
33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays, that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!
Medical staffs have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support KMPT offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of

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Job Details

Expert by Experience Perinatal Provider Collaborative Lead

Aylesford, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
10 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024

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