Psychological Services Manager

Stafford Fire Station Hydrant Way Stafford
Grade H
Full Time

Position: Psychological Services Manager

Grade H - £39,183 - £45,873

We are looking for a professional and energetic manager to lead and manage our Welfare and Counselling team. You will be a strategic thinker, with a proven track record of managing a specialist team, preferably in a workplace wellbeing setting.

This is a full time role with the benefits of flexible working, and is part of the multidisciplinary Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Team, providing support to Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue.

This exciting role will lead and manage delivery of psychological services, delivering psychological operational performance against KPIs. The ideal candidate will resolve service delivery issues at the earliest opportunity locally, and review and monitor customer data to measure the quality and effectiveness of psychological service delivery.

You will possess a Counselling qualification to degree level or above. To be able to support the specialist nature of this team, you must be Accredited with BACP or equivalent as a minimum. While you will not usually carry a caseload, your proven track record in working with a wide range of issues including complex trauma and PTSD, will enable you to maintain and improve quality of standards using data, audits, best practice and analytical reports.

You will also support the daily running of the unit with the other Unit Managers, working closely with the Head of OHSW, ensuring that the unit runs effectively and efficiently, and that the service provided is of the highest quality.

Excellent communication and organizational skills are vital, along with the enthusiasm to embrace an ever changing and challenging environment, working actively to discover new ways to enhance efficiency. In return you will work with multidisciplinary teams using a ‘working together’ approach in a flexible and agile way to deliver results.

While the role is Mon-Fri, office hours, you must be willing to support the organisations out of hours where exceptional circumstances arise.

Full UK Driving License

What we can Offer you - Why Work For Us | Staffordshire Police

Benefits of working for Staffordshire Police: 

Flexi time – flexible working as part of trust driven policing
Pension Scheme - Employers Pension contribution 15.5%
Annual Leave Entitlement - starting at 29 days plus bank holidays 
Sick pay scheme
Fostering friendly policy
Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption
Occupational Health
On site Gyms
Staff associations
Reward and Recognition
Blue light Card – not solely for Staffs police
Staff restaurant at HQ
Free parking 

Closing date for completed applications is Midday on 31st October 2022.

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Staffordshire Police. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post may be withdrawn. In this event, a representative from the People Services team will notify any affected applicants.

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Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Medical assessment 
  • Higher level vetting 
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.