Project Leader

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Social Care
£20,436 to £20,436 per annum
Salary Description:
£20436 per annum
Job Ref:

JOB TITLE: Project Leader

Salary grade £20,436,000

Hours: 30 hours

Department SACMHA

Responsible to Management board

Responsible for All Staff

- The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities in accordance with SACMHA’s policies and procedures of the organisation and actively supporting the mission of the Association as outlined in the articles of Association.
- To support and promote the achieving of SACMHA aims and objectives through consultation with the board.
- To provide timely information and statistical returns to meet Agency’s/Funding Body’s and SACMHA’s requirements.
- To lead and advise the management board in the development of policies and procedure to ensure good working practice.
- To maintain a good working knowledge of Health and Safety Procedures and Fire Precautions in accordance with the correct procedure in case of an emergency.
- To maintain a safe and healthy working environment in accordance with the Association Health and Safety policies & procedures, including risk assessment in consultation with other colleagues and the management board.
- To operate within, and promote, SACMHA’s Equal Opportunities policy in practice
- To develop and maintain a sound working knowledge of quality assessment frameworks and performance monitoring


- To provide supervision for designated staff in accordance with the guidelines of SACMHA’s policies and procedures.
- To maintain adequate supervision records, ensuring that practices accord with the aims, objectives and policies of the Association.
- To plan, co-ordinate and monitor statutory training needs for the staff in conjunction with the Designated Line Manager.
- To contribute to the recruitment, selection and induction of paid and unpaid staff.
- To attend regular supervision with the designated board member as well as meetings which from time to time you may be requested to attend.
- To convene and manage regular staff meetings
- To maintain a good working knowledge of current & new work practices and to undertake appropriate training
- To facilitate and encourage the involvement of service users in all areas of service development as appropriate
- To work with service users in achieving their life goals.
- To develop and maintain a sound knowledge of health and safety at work, including risk assessments and the recording and reporting of accidents
- To create, maintain & develop effective working relationships within SACMHA and with other external agencies that may engage with the service.
- Provide monthly update reports to the Board in relation to all matters affecting the organisation, e.g. operations, staffing and finance.
- To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade and purpose of the job as may be determined by agreement after discussion between the post holder, Management and Board.

Candidate Criteria: 

- The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, verbally and in writing
- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and be confident when dealing with clients
- Understanding of the issues faced by African and Caribbean people with mental health problems.
- Experience of communicating with different agencies, including presentation, and promotional skills
- Ability to demonstrate a willing and constructive approach to working with clients, carers, relatives and other professionals
- A willingness to work towards continuous improvement, including undertaking training or other development activities
- Willingness to work in accordance with SACMHA’s Equal Opportunities policy and reflect this in practice
- To demonstrate a clear commitment to anti-oppressive practice
- Previous experience of managing/supervising staff
- The ability to manage and effectively utilize administrative systems relating to the efficient running of the service
- Experience or knowledge of the key-working process, needs, risk assessment and individual support planning.
- Previous experience/knowledge of mental health provision as it affects the African and Caribbean community.
- Experience of quality assessments frameworks and performance monitoring
- Experience of dealing with or ability to deal with, difficult or urgent situations involving vulnerable people
- Ability to use IT programmes such as Microsoft Word and Excel or commitment to undertake training in this area.

If you feel you have the relevant experience then click apply now.

Ref: RB147


Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: Ryan Bainborough

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