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We are recruiting!

Suffolk User Forum is expanding its staff team and trustee board.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion to make a difference and who want to be part of a growing user led mental health charity.

We are recruiting to the following positions.

1. Healthy Together (Peer Support) Project Coordinator.

Hour’s negotiable. Salary £29,167 per annum/pro rata (£15.16 an hour). Initially for one year.

Responsible for managing the successful delivery of our Healthy Together Project, which delivers personalised care planning and peer support to people living with severe mental illness (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis). The role offers considerable advantages and flexibility for developing skills in project management, leading innovation in peer support.

Company Benefits – Company pension, Sick pay, Flexible schedule, Monday to Friday. On-site parking. Opportunity for some hybrid working following induction period. Reflective practice sessions, supervision, and ongoing professional development.

To apply

Please read the job description and job specification. Please complete and return the Job Application form and Equality and Diversity form. Applications must be submitted by email to hello@suffolkuserforum.co.uk by 5pm, 25th May 2022.

  • Please note that CV’s will not be accepted. Please complete the attached application form, setting our your skills and experience against the criteria on the job specification (essential and desirable criteria – as appropriate).
  • Closing date 5pm, 25th May 2022.
  • Shortlisting will take place on:  27th May 2022.
  • Interview dates: Tuesday, 7th June 2022 and Wednesday 8th June 2022.
  • Informal enquiries: Please email Jayne Stevens, SUF CEO to arrange an informal discussion. Email address: jayne@suffolkuserforum.co.uk

2. Business Manager.

20 hours a week. Salary range £24,920/£12.95 an hour to £29,174/£15.16 an hour per annum/pro rata. Initially for two years

This is a new post that incorporates the skills required for the day-to-day business and administrative functions within our charity, with the opportunity to develop the role through the potholder’s additional skills. Salary is negotiable based on relevant skills and experience, with desirable skills attracting the higher salary grade.

Company Benefits – Company pension, Sick pay, Flexible schedule, Monday to Friday. On-site parking. Opportunity for some hybrid working following induction period. Reflective practice sessions, supervision, and ongoing professional development.

To apply

Please read the job description and job specification. Please complete and return the Job Application form and Equality and Diversity form. Applications must be submitted by email to hello@suffolkuserforum.co.uk by 5pm, 25th May 2022.

  • Please note that CV’s will not be accepted. Please complete the attached application form, setting our your skills and experience against the criteria on the job specification (essential and desirable criteria – as appropriate).
  • Closing date: 5pm, 25th May 2022.
  • Shortlisting will take place on:  27th May 2022.
  • Interview dates: Tuesday, 7th June 2022 and Wednesday 8th June 2022.
  • Informal enquiries: Please email Jayne Stevens, SUF CEO to arrange an informal discussion. Email address: jayne@suffolkuserforum.co.uk

3. Treasurer Trustee – Volunteer position

The treasurer trustee role is voluntary, bringing financial and accountancy expertise to support the board with financial oversight, and advising the SUF CEO and Business Manager on financial matters. Time required – approx. four to seven hours a month.

We welcome applications from people who have an understanding of mental health services, especially through personal experience as a service user or carer. We know that diverse board membership leads to better decision making and so we are keen to appoint from diverse backgrounds, younger people and women.

Message from Guenever Pachent, Chair of SUF’s board of trustees.

“Being a trustee in a charity is a rewarding role and a responsible one. We are accountable to members for ensuring that we stay true to our values and for using our resources as wisely as possible. On this page you can find out more about SUF, what being a trustee entails and how to apply. If you would like to arrange an informal chat, our contact details are below. Thank you for your interest.”

To Apply.

Interview dates will be arranged with individual applicants.

Further Information

Our Impact and Annual Report for the year April 2020 to March 2021

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