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Project Manager - Mental Health Improvement Plan
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/28201/30256
  • Published: Wed 18/01/2023, 12:12 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 01/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,634 - £52,625 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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Project Manager - Mental Health Improvement Plan

The salary range for these roles is £46,634 - £52,625 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.

This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

The Adult Social Care directorate at Surrey County Council, aims to support people to stay independent, safe and well so they can live the lives they want to.

To support with our vision, we have created two 12-month fixed term/secondment opportunities in the Project Team. The nominal base for these roles will be at Woodhatch Place in Reigate, however, you will be working agilely from a number of different locations, including from home, as determined by the requirements of your project.

Internal candidates looking for a secondment opportunity are encouraged to discuss with their line managers before submitting an application.

About the role

This position will offer you the opportunity to have significant influence upon projects that shape the delivery of mental health and emotional wellbeing services and support to Surrey residents. 

The Mental Health Improvement Plan (MHIP) is jointly delivered with our partner organisations, including the NHS and voluntary sector. You will manage the development of strategies, projects and service development activities to ensure the MHIP delivers the improvements our residents need. You will provide high quality needs analysis, be able to identify and assess options and provide evidence-based policy advice. You will work collaboratively with our partners, senior officers across the Directorate and other areas of the Council. You will ensure the MHIP’s aims are supported by robust implementation and change management plans.

About you

The role requires strong analytical skills, an ability to see the big picture, and the ability to deal with ambiguity. You will have good communication, engagement and organisation skills and experience of working in a project and/or policy development environment, with a strong track record of managing complexity and delivering successful outcomes. Experience of delivering change in a partnership environment and an understanding of mental health services and support would be highly beneficial. 

The team operates in a matrix style where you will be working in a small team and undertaking a number of projects.

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Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 01/02/2023

Interviews will be virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Liz Williams, Joint Strategic Commissioning Convener - Learning Disability and Autism and all age Mental Health, on 07584 547985 or email

As part of your application you will need to upload a CV and personal statement. We ask that your statement is no longer than two sides of A4 and details your skills, experience and reasons for applying for the role.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.