Opportunity: Director of Service User Involvement

Together is a leading organisation in its approach to service user involvement and leadership, committed to learning from the experience of people who use mental health services to improve the support it offers. Following the recent retirement of a long-serving director, Together is looking for someone to fulfill the role of Director of Service User Involvement.

Candidates must have lived experience of using mental health services and be able to demonstrate using this experience positively in their work.  Candidates must also demonstrate how they bring the collective perspective of people who use mental health services.

As a member of the leadership team, you will play a crucial role in helping Together meet its strategic objectives:  You will work with senior colleagues to ensure that service user leadership is at the heart of everything the organisation does. You’ll also promote the organisation through networking and relationship-building, to influence and keep abreast of developments in service user involvement to ensure our work continues to reflect the most innovative practice.

In return you will receive excellent benefits, including pensions scheme and opportunities for training and development. Successful candidates will require a DBS check. For an informal discussion with the Chief Executive or a member of the board with lived experience or to make an application, please email Alison Shapton.

Closing date: 29 June  2016    Before applying please read the Job Description and Person Specification and Guidance Notes. To apply for this post, download the Application Form and send to: Alison: alison-shapton@together-uk.org



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