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Director of Delivery & Service Development

Scottish Association for Mental Health
Closing date
2 Nov 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £70,000 - £99,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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SAMH is Scotland's mental health charity. For almost 100 years SAMH has promoted the importance of good mental health; delivered dynamic and innovative recovery-focused services across Scotland; campaigned on behalf of people with mental health problems; and challenged stigma and discrimination. Our own strategic vision sits across 3 priorities: psychological wellbeing, suicide prevention and care and support with areas of focus including workplaces, children and young people's mental health, sport and physical activity and our national programmes on anti-bullying and anti-stigma and discrimination. We have established a strong supporter and partnership base with c30,000 relationships on our supporter database, 60 corporate partners and have a number of existing strategic partnerships with organisations to deliver multiple national and community based programmes. We campaign and influence across the country for people's mental health. In the past year we engaged with over 7,000 people to influence national policy and our own strategy and continue to be viewed strongly by key decision makers with SAMH being considered the most effective charity 5 out the last 6 years in a survey of MSPs.We are now looking to appoint a new Director of Delivery & Service Development. With over 50 community based services across Scotland, SAMH is at the forefront of providing person centred and recovery focused support to people with mental health problems. Across this range of locality based services; including health and social care, employment, primary care; distress interventions and therapeutic approaches; you will lead teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a real difference to people's lives. As a key member of the Executive Team and Senior Management you will shape the SAMH Strategy and ensure the delivery and development functions work in support of the organisations ambitious plans for the coming years. Specifically, you will lead the transformational change of psychological wellbeing and the development and redesign of our core service offers will both be crucial features of the post as the organisation seeks to change, grow and innovate at a critical time in mental health. The ideal candidate will have operated at senior management level, have drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities and be able to bring influence to bear in the external environment. A strategic thinker with a track record in delivery too, we are looking for someone who can be part of a high performing team to lead the organisation to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support. Considerable experience of financial management and an understanding of economic drivers will be essential in a field where contract delivery and results are key.Closing date for applications is Friday 29th October 2021.
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