Roles for service users and carers

We are committed to working and engaging with service users, patients, family, friends, carers and the public in a wide range of ways.

Ensuring that people’s views are heard at all levels and across all parts of the Trust is essential for creating and delivering better health and care services.

Service users and people who look after someone can get involved in the following ways:

  • Providing your views as a representative at a service improvement meeting or working group.
  • Getting involved in the recruitment and selection process of staff.
  • Helping inspect our buildings for the purposes of audit or PLACE Inspection (Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment).
  • Co-deliver our training (as part of the Trust induction or as a Course Tutor for our Recovery Academy)
  • Speaking at an event
  • Contributing to the development of policies or reviewing information
  • And many more.

You will be paid for your time. The rate of pay is £10 per hour. Payment for mileage will be reimbursed at the same rate as our staff who use their own vehicle for business mileage (currently 56p per mile).

When a vacancy is advertised, we are looking for applications from lots of people who have used GMMH’s services, particularly in the last six months, as well as their carers and families.

There may also be occasions when someone with experience of our services over six months ago, either directly themselves, or indirectly as a family member/carer, can apply for a role.

Current opportunities are listed on this page, below, and/or advertised by flyers and on noticeboards in the services where roles are available.


If you are passionate about the NHS, looking for a new challenge and the chance to learn new skills we want to hear from you!

South & Central Manchester Service User & Carer Forum Facilitator

As a service user or carer of GMMH services, we would like you to support the development and integration of two locality service user and carer forums. The purpose would be to set up, develop and assist with implementation of service user and carer led forums in the community. 

If you are interested in the above role, please express your interest to either Peter Smith ( or Jenny Blackshaw (

Closing date for expressions of interest is:  Wednesday 25 September 2019.

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Recruitment & Panelist Selector - Bolton Adult CMHT

As a service user or carer of our service, we would like your support to recruit new Team Manager for the Bolton CMHT by working with us as we carry out the shortlisting and interview process.

There are two days of interviews planned – dependent on the number of people shortlisted for interview. We would like you to be available for both days 7th and 8th October 2019.

This is a paid role - the rate of pay is £10 per hour.

If you are interested in this role, please contact either:

Jo-Anne Padgett on 01204 483000 or via email  or

Joanne Murphy on 01204 483003 or via email

by 20th September 2019

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Recruitment of Student Nurses at Salford University

The University of Salford are looking for the help of mental health Service Users/Carers who are interested in developing interview questions and workshop scenarios to be used for the University of Salford recruitment process for mental health nursing programmes.

You will be paid for your time and we will cover any travel expenses. The rate of pay is £10 per hour.

The closing date for expressions of interest from people who want to be part of the process is 5pm on Wednesday 25rd September 2019.

For further information please contact either: or

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Recovery Academy Service User Co-Facilitator

Co-Facilitator of Recovery Learning Secure Care for the Recovery Academy Edenfield Campus

Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust is currently seeking applications from current in-patient service users from Adult Forensic Services to co-produce, and co-facilitate learning programmes alongside professionals to educate about mental health and recovery.  You will support decision-making and service developments as a service user representative at meetings.  The role would be for a period of up to 6 months – 12 months.

You will be paid for your time and we will cover any travel expenses. The rate of pay is £10 per hour.

To put forward an expression of interest please contact Kevin Scallon by email on:  or telephone 0161 358 1393.

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We look forward to hearing from you!