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Vacancy for Head of Mental Health Act

Salary £70,000 per annum
Directorate Hospitals
Function Mental Health - Inspection
Job Type Permanent
Location National
Hours of Work 37 hpw
Closing Date: 27 May 2019 11:45PM

Are you committed to helping us protect the rights of people subject to the Mental Health Act in England?

We are looking for an individual who is caring, demonstrates integrity, works great as part of a team and always strives for excellence in everything they do to help us check that patients' basic human rights are maintained while they are being cared for or treated under the Mental Health Act (MHA).

Let us tell you a little bit about the role....

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Inspector (lead for Mental Health) within the Hospitals Inspection directorate, you will be accountable for ensuring that CQC fulfils its statutory duties in relation to the Mental Health Act, through MHA monitoring activity, investigation of patient complaints and concerns and the delivery of an efficient and effective second opinion appointed doctor (SOAD) service. You will work closely with colleagues across CQC to ensure the Mental Health Act annual report to parliament is prepared and delivered in a timely way and that CQC looks at themes and issues specific to the detained population 

In this role, you will work as a member of the Hospitals senior team to further develop and refine CQC’s approach to discharging its duties under the Mental Health Act. The successful candidate will agree the stand alone programme of MHA monitoring activity to fulfil CQC’s duties under the MHA; and that benefits its regulatory approach by contributing to CQC’s work as a regulator of health and care services.   You will be personally responsible for leading and project managing individual complex inspections or themed programmes of work as required by the role.

What we're looking for from you...

You will have expertise and a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act as well as an understanding of the responsibilities and duties of the CQC with regards to the Act; including the role of SOADs.  You will be a proficient and trusted leader with experience in a senior leadership role in a large and complex organisation and of leading teams to execute strategy.

We are looking for an individual with excellent people management skills and the ability to work through peers to deliver a programme of activity without direct authority.

Your ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders of all seniorities alongside your ability to lead and manage performance by setting clear direction, providing feedback and coaching is crucial for success in this role.

If you're interested and think this is the perfect job for you, apply today!

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