This Vacancy has closed.


  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/23/242017
  • Published: Thu 25/05/2023, 9:56 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/06/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade L SCP 42+43 £48,587 to £49,590 per annum - Pay award pending
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Magdalen House, Merseyside

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Full time / Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Sefton Adult Social Care to become a permanent Approved Mental Health Professional Lead.  As the AMHP Lead you will have responsibility for the development and day-to-day operations of the AMHP service in Sefton, working with our amazing and dedicated team of AMHPs who are spread across Adult Social Care and Emergency Duty Teams. The AMHP Lead should ensure that the service works in a preventative way, ensuring we deliver a safe, responsive and well led service that is caring, compassionate and maximises peoples’ statutory rights.

You will be expected to lead and develop the AMHP Service and oversee all Mental Health Act related activity for the Council. Given the nature of this challenging role, you will be required to work collaboratively with a variety of neighbouring and partner organisations to support the needs of vulnerable citizens and work to support the mental health crisis pathway. You will be expected to provide advice and guidance to colleagues across the system in relation to the application of mental health legislation.  

Applicants should have proven management experience or be ready to demonstrate their readiness for the step-up to a management position.

Please note that in order to apply for this post you must be a current approved AMHP and have current experience of working on an AMHP rota.  You must have qualified and registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England and have post qualifying experience in Adult Social Care.

Introducing Sefton

Sefton is a vibrant local authority that is already on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Vision 2030.  This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough.

Sefton has a strong track record of partnership working and place leadership, and for having a motivated and dedicated workforce that is resilient and adaptable, it puts the Council in the best possible place to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

If you would like to be part of our team and contribute to our ongoing success and have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate and make a difference to outcomes for adults and carers, then we would like to hear from you. As a passionate, service focused and resilient Social Worker with a ‘can do’ attitude, Sefton Council wants you to help achieve its vision for all vulnerable adults and their careers. With our partners, we are working hard to help all adults to keep them safe; and independent and an active part of the community in which they abide. As an Authority, our current focus is caseload and good quality supervision, with our excellent in-house training offer you can expect many development opportunities and training tools available for all staff, you can become part of our vision and management team.

A confident and connected borough

Sefton is the northern borough of Liverpool City Region with more than 273,000 residents.

Boasting 22 miles of stunning coastline, Sefton is a leading coastal tourist destination with a flourishing visitor economy. Spanning the busy Port of Liverpool, the famous Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation, attractive beaches, and dunes, to the resort town of Southport, the diversity of the borough provides a unique mix of urban and natural setting.

You will be working in a diverse and exciting borough with a world renown racecourse and famous golf courses alongside National Trust nature reserves where people can enjoy a great work-life balance. With excellent transport links Sefton is well placed for accessing cities across the Northwest, including Liverpool and Manchester. With vibrant town centres, intimate commuter towns, beautiful villages and stunning coastal and rural locations, everyone can find their perfect home.

This is an organisation where excellent links with our partners, businesses and communities are integral to the delivery of our products and services.

What you’ll get in return

  • 28 days increasing to 33 days annual leave entitlement after 5 years
  • Excellent [LGPS] Pension Scheme
  • Interest-free loans on annual travel cards
  • Discounted leisure centre membership
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Wide range of developmental and training opportunities
  • An Excellent Training Offer including Apprenticeship Schemes
  • In house Occupational Health Services
  • Aid to recruitment package
  • Car User Allowances

If you wish to discuss any aspects of this role, please contact Ste Roper on 07929 769 251.

Please do not make contact if you are from a recruitment or advertising agency.

Please specify in your application which area(s) of service you would be particularly interested in.

If successful, you will also be required to apply for an Enhanced Adults and Children Criminal Record Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the Borough. As such the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job. YOU MUST THEREFORE, DISCLOSE WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS IN THE APPLICATION FORM.

Closing Date:  Sunday 11th June 2023

Interview Date:  Tuesday 20th June 2023

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.