Safe Spaces Service Manager

Are you ready to lead a dynamic service and transform mental health crisis support?

  • Can you lead a team dedicated to making a positive impact on mental health in Bradford District and Craven?
  • Can you inspire change and drive operational excellence?
  • Are you passionate about building strong relationships and partnerships?
  • Do you have experience in leadership and strategic thinking?

We’re seeking a dynamic Service Manager to lead our innovative Safe Spaces crisis alternative service, playing a pivotal role in driving its operational delivery and growth. This position is integral to the service’s development and to shaping the future of crisis support in our community.

The role will appeal to you if…

  • You are an experienced and confident leader with a background in health, social care, or a related field.
  • You excel in managing complex teams and delivering diverse service outcomes.
  • You have expertise in leading change, project management, and building effective partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • You’re highly motivated, proactive, and resourceful, possessing a positive attitude and a flexible approach to your work.
  • Your leadership style inspires and motivates others, and you are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we support.

What we offer

  • Clinical supervision
  • Staff engagement forum
  • Blue Light Card
  • Casual dress
  • Hybrid working available for some roles
  • Supportive management team who are committed to enhancing staff wellbeing
  • Opportunities for progression and development
  • Employee assistance programme, including payment towards healthcare expenses, access to GP appointments and counselling and a 24/7 helpline, ensuring you’re always supported
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Holiday allowance 25 days plus Bank Holidays (pro rata) increasing to 28 days plus Bank
  • Holidays with service
  • A 4% contributory pension scheme which you will be auto enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme)
  • Join a dynamic, friendly and supportive charity; be part of a vibrant organisation dedicated to making a real difference in people’s lives.
  • Enhance your skills and experience; develop your leadership and crisis support skills within a rewarding and fulfilling mental health setting.

Important information

  • Location: Bradford, with requirement to travel within Bradford District and Craven area. Hybrid working available with some work based in central Bradford, Shipley and Keighley.
  • Responsible to: Programme Director
  • Responsible for: Team Leaders
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade/salary: Mind in Bradford grade 5 / £27,647 to £35,390
  • Closing date: Wednesday 19th June, 4pm   
  • Interview date: Friday 28th June

In the first instance any enquiries to be emailed to [email protected]

Making an application  

  • Please send an up to date CV along with a covering letter outlining your experience and knowledge linking this to the Job Description and Person Specification to [email protected]   
  • Please note it is not possible for us to give feedback to non-shortlisted applicants 
  • Mind in Bradford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and all successful applicants will be asked to apply (through Mind in Bradford) for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a right to work in the UK check.



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