Job Description

Main area
Recovery College
Band 5
Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Hahnemann House
£25,655 – £31,534 p.a.
Salary period
29/11/2021 23:59
At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

This is an exciting opportunity that provides a role in service that bridges between mental health services, the 3rd Sector and communities resources. The Recovery Education Centre (REC) is delivered as part of the Wellbeing and Recovery Partnership, which is between Dorset HealthCare and Dorset Mental Health Forum a local peer-led organisation.  It was established in 2012 and offers a range of courses and a range digital materials explore mental health, wellbeing and recovery. The REC is open to anyone who is 18 and lives in Dorset. We are looking for a REC Co-ordinator to support the development of the service, engage with our students and manage the administration and admissions team. Your core task will be to support the project planning and implementation of the curriculum and wider service developments, to liaise with students to ensure their learning needs are being met, to engage with the trainers and students to evaluate and improve the service.  You will have a background in mental health and/or education.  You will be working alongside staff with a clinical background and staff with lived experience and have an understanding of  recovery colleges and recovery education. You will be well organised, motivated, an effective communicator, and be passionate about social justice and accessibility.

Employment in this post requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £23 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.