About Devon Partnership Trust
We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people’s recovery.
We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience – we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability & meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.
Covid Vaccination Requirement
The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1st & 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.
- Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
- Are you passionate about health and wellbeing?
- Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?
We are looking for a Head of Staff Health and Wellbeing to join the Workforce team based in Exeter but with an option for flexible and hybrid working arrangements.
The salary for this role is Band 8b – Subject to matching
< 5 years’ experience £54,764
5+ years £63,862
This is an exciting time to be supporting the Health and Wellbeing agenda as we continue to support our NHS people through a challenging time, whilst also enabling strategic transformational change to empower a culture of wellbeing and prevention. Enabling the wellbeing of our workforce is a high profile, exciting, values driven and personally fulfilling programme of work within the Trust
The Head of Staff Health and Wellbeing will provide leadership to the Trust wellbeing strategy. You’ll play a pivotal role in shaping our Health and Wellbeing strategy. You will be responsible for driving forward the delivery of an integrated wellbeing programme and the NHS People Plan which supports the achievements of the Trusts workforce transformation priorities. Togetherwe can achieve our ambition to create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition.
You will oversee the design and delivery of a sustainable programme of culture and leadership development which fosters staff wellbeing and reduces wellbeing inequalities amongst staff. Working with Directorate leadership teams, securing their engagement with the wellbeing programme, supporting them to deliver the programme and a sustainable, positive impact on staff absences, health and wellbeing.
We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to begin a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.
Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.
Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.
You will be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our people, solutions-focused and able to deliver at pace in an energising role.
You will have demonstrable skills and expertise in successfully delivering projects in the field of health and wellbeing (or related fields such as organisational development/human resources/occupational health) as well as skills in engagement and relationship management, service transformation and research and evidence based policy creation.
You will work as part of a passionate and dynamic team who are committed to the delivery of effective and efficient approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of our staff.
You will often work under pressure and without direct supervision, so we are looking for someone confident and capable. You will prioritise tasks, and manage your own workload, providing support for your colleagues where required.
Your base will be Exeter, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home or hybrid working.
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.
You’ll be part of a team that is innovative, compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to delivering the People Plan.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.
In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.
Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
- Commitment to flexible working
- 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
- Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training – including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills
- Generous NHS pension scheme
- Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
- Health service discounts and online benefits
- Incremental pay progression
- Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
- Access to our staff networks
- Health and wellbeing opportunities
- Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
- Structured learning and development opportunities.
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.
Great place to work. Great place to live
Application supporting information
As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.
If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to ‘My Applications’.
In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.
Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.
Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.
This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.
As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.
Thank you for applying.
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