Your new company
Your new company’s work includes regulating in-patient mental health services and protects the interests of people who are involuntarily admitted. They set standards for high quality and good practices across mental health service nationally. Their vision, mission and values demonstrate that the company is an outward- facing organisation which continues to enhance its scrutiny of services while remaining a champion for people’s rights. Your new company is an independent statutory body established in April 2002 under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2001 (“the Act”). The principal functions of the company, as specified in the Act, are to promote, encourage and foster the establishment and maintenance of high standards and good practices in the delivery of mental health services and to take all reasonable steps to protect the interests of persons detained in approved centres. The company is also empowered to undertake such activities, as it deems appropriate to foster and promote these standards and practices. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (“2015 Act”) provides for the establishment of the Decision Support Service (“DSS”) within the company as part of a new legal framework that reforms the law in relation to the treatment of people who require or who may shortly require assistance in exercising their decision-making capacity. The DSS forms a key part of the new legal framework for both the provision of information and the regulation of the diverse forms of assisted decision-making arrangements.
Your new role
Your new company are seeking a Senior Standards Development Manager to join the Standards and Quality Assurance Team to oversee and implement key development projects including, the revision of its Rules and Code of Practice on the use of seclusion, physical restraint and mechanical restraint and the revision of the Quality Framework for mental health services. In your new role as the Senior Standards and Development Manager you will be responsible for managing a dedicated project team to revise and implement rules, codes and standards, overseeing all stages of production through to publication. This role will report to the company’s Director of Regulation. The role involves the following key responsibilities and duties:
What you'll need to succeed
- Ensuring that the published rules, codes and standards are managed on behalf of the company from review through to publication and implementation.
- Managing and overseeing the project’s budgets, reporting, and business planning.
- Managing two Higher Executive Officer level project team members.
- Providing oversight and governance of the development of rules, codes and standards.
- Providing leadership in ensuring that the rules, codes and standards are fit for purpose and will lead to improvements in the care of people using mental health services.
- Ensuring that the rules, codes and standards align with national policies, legislation, and the company’s strategic direction.
- Implementing and ensuring the continued relevance of the evidence-based methodology and governance arrangements for the project.
- Reviewing and advancing the rules, codes and standards at key milestones.
- Ensuring that the project team members are fulfilling their roles and responsibilities.
- Overseeing the coordination and management of all research methodologies used.
- Overseeing the management of an expert advisory group and service user reference group and engagement with key stakeholders.
- Overseeing the analysis of data that are produced from the stakeholder forums.
- Producing written reports and/or presentations as required.
- Achieving defined business plan objectives and compiling and presenting information which demonstrates compliance with these objectives.
- Attending and contributing to all relevant meetings as appropriate to the role.
- Undertaking other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Director of Regulation to support the implementation of the company’s business plan.
To be successful as The Senior Standards Development Manager you must have a track record of delivering in the following key areas of responsibility:
What you'll get in return
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
- Demonstrate excellent project planning and organisational skills.
- Promoting a culture of teamwork through building effective relationships.
- Ability to identify issues of concern and problem solve.
- Ensuring that deadlines are met through the effective use of time management.
- The ability to work with multi-disciplinary team members and stakeholders to facilitate high performance, developing and achieving clear and realistic objectives
- Experience in the development of standards for mental health, and/or health and social care services.
- Experience in project management.
- Possess a knowledge of relevant standards and quality improvement and patient safety methodologies.
- An awareness of the legislative framework the Mental Health Commission works within.
- Relevant degree qualification or equivalent in public administration, social policy, mental health, health and social care or a legal discipline or professional qualification in specified health or social care professional discipline.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
- Experience in a Management role.
As the new Senior Standards Development Manager you will receive a competitive salary. A hybrid working model and attractive annual leave hours. You will also receive a laptop and phone for work. You will have access to a structured support service, and you will gain invaluable and transferable experience from an experienced team of Management.
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