Service Manager for Children and Young People

Ready to lead change in children and young people’s mental health across Bradford District and Craven? Join us as a Service Manager for our Youth in Mind partnership.

  1. Do you want to make a positive difference to children and young people’s mental health services across the district?
  2. Can you lead change and transform systems?
  3. Have you successfully built and maintained strong relationships with external stakeholders?

At Mind in Bradford, we are seeking a dynamic individual to join our children and young people’s team as a Service Manager. You will play a vital role in leading the operational delivery of the Youth in Mind programme; overseeing subcontracted providers, developing and implementing comprehensive workstreams and mobilising a system-wide approach to improving referral pathways into mental health support. You will work closely with the Senior Service Manager to expand the Youth in Mind programme, enabling us to meet our commitment of improving children and young people services across the district. You will bring a wealth of experience in engagement, relationships and an ability to lead through change.

The role will appeal to those who have… 

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A passion for programme management
  • Energy and resilience to lead change
  • A commitment to excellence
  • Initiative and a proactive and solution-focussed approach
  • Confidence in developing new relationships
  • Ability to read, interpret and present data
  • Passion for multi-agency working

Important information  

  • Salary: Grade 4 – £27,647 to £35,390
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Contract: permanent 
  • Probation: 6 months 
  • Closing date: Monday 29 July 2024
  • Interview date: Week commencing Monday 5 August 2024

What we offer

  • Clinical supervision
  • Staff engagement forum
  • 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
  • Eligibility for Blue Light Card
  • 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)

It is Mind in Bradford’s policy to make reasonable adjustments to enable those with disabilities to undertake the above.

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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