The role

We know that still too many people in our communities struggle to access the timely mental health support help they need, and we work hard to change that.

Northpoint was established in 1996, in Leeds, as a charity with a broad remit to improve mental wellbeing. The charity now operates psychological therapy and mental wellbeing services in Leeds and Calderdale, and a small amount of service provision in York and Doncaster. Details of our services can be found at www.northpoint.org.uk

Since its inception, Northpoint has grown and developed into a successful organisation working in partnership with statutory services and other voluntary sector agencies to deliver the best outcomes for clients and funders. We now support over 5,000 clients annually, employing around 160 staff, with an income of £5m pa.

Due to retirement, we are seeking a Head of Services (Adult Mental Health/Psychological Therapies) to hold senior operational and strategic responsibility for a portfolio of therapeutic services in Leeds for adults with common mental health problems, and to work as a member of Northpoint’s senior management team (SMT), helping to provide oversight & direction for the wider charity.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing organisation providing services to support the mental health of adults in our community. We are looking for someone who has the confidence and ability to think strategically, and yet is still prepared to be hands-on while prioritising and coping with multiple demands in a growing charity.

We know our services can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by emotional distress and mental ill-health. If this is a mission that you would like to be part of, we would love to hear from you.

Why work for Northpoint?

We’re a values-based organisation, where you have a chance to make a significant impact on improving people’s mental health, at scale. We punch above our weight in terms of innovation and service improvement, and we have a reputation for being agile and responsive to ensure we deliver services that meet clients’ and funders’ needs.

The charity is financially secure place, with several long-term NHS contracts in place, substantial reserves, and with more funding streams developing monthly.

We have good staff satisfaction, and “welcoming, friendly, supportive, well-organised” is how new staff describe us. This is a place where people feel part of something meaningful, and where you will have a great deal of autonomy with support from senior colleagues where you need it.

To arrange an informal conversation about the role, please email the Charity Director at jon.davis@northpoint.org.uk or the outgoing post-holder liz.oxtoby@northpoint.org.uk


Closing date: 11.59pm on Sunday 14th Feb 2021. Interviews (via zoom): likely w/c 22nd Feb 2021.

Posted in Jobs on Jan 25, 2021.

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