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.

 

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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!

Carer Representative for Senior Leadership Team (SLT) Meetings

We are currently seeking applications from carers to attend SLT meetings for the inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) service.

You will support decision-making and service developments by representing the views of carers at meetings or events. The role would be for a period of up to 6 months.

We are looking for applications from current carers or carers of service users discharged within the last 6 months from either J17 or the Gardener Unit.

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 Justine Mason by email on Justine.mason@gmmh.nhs.uk or telephone 0161 358 0617.

 

Carer Representative for SLT meetings - Role Description [pdf] 200KB

Easy Read Care Plan Working Group / Safewards Meetings Representative

The Meadowbrook Unit is currently seeking applications from service users and carers to co-facilitate and support the Easy Read Care Planning Task and Finish Group, and Safewards meetings at Meadowbrook.

The Safewards meeting is quarterly, for two hours on the inpatient unit, and we are looking to appoint one service user representative and one carer representative to co-facilitate this meeting, alongside the Inpatient Senior Practitioner, Elizabeth Sutton. The Easy Read Care Planning meeting will be monthly for the next four months.

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

We are looking for applications from service users and carers who have experience of receiving care on an inpatient ward / cared for someone who has received care on an inpatient ward.

To apply, please get in contact with us to let us know why you would like to take part (expression of interest). The closing date for expressions of interest is on 5pm on Friday 10 August 2018. 

If you have any questions/ wish to discuss the role further or to submit your expression of interest please contact Elizabeth Sutton, Senior Practitioner for Nursing, by email: elizabeth.sutton@gmmh.nhs.uk or tel: 0161 358 3536.

Alternatively, you can express your interest in writing to:

Elizabeth Sutton, Senior Practitioner for Nursing
Meadowbrook Unit,
Stott Lane,
Salford,
M6 8HG

SU and carer forum co facilitate.pdf [pdf] 202KB

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: Kevin.Scallon@gmmh.nhs.uk  or telephone 0161 358 1393.

Closing Date: 22 July 2018

  Co Facilitator of Recovery Learning Secure Care Role Description_GMMH.docx [docx] 208KB

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Recovery Academy Service User Representative

We are currently seeking applications from service users to attend meetings for the Recovery Academy Edenfield Campus.

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.

We are looking for applications from current service users or service users discharged within the last 6 months from Adult Forensic Services.

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:

Kevin.Scallon@gmmh.nhs.uk  or telephone 0161 358 1393.

Closing date: 22July 2018 

Service User Representative Role Description Recovery Academy GMMH.docx [docx] 210KB

We look forward to hearing from you

Achieve Volunteer Group Facilitator

Achieve Salford is a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery service part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and are looking for volunteers to facilitate and / or co-facilitate a wide range of group work for service users within the substance misuse setting; to be delivered at various sites across Salford, Bolton and Trafford at the direction of PSI & Group Work Lead.

Open applications are invited for interviews on the following dates:

31 August 2018

28 September 2018

26 October 2018

30 November 2018

Please return completed application forms to tonya.nettleton@gmmh.nhs.uk

Closing date Thursday 23 November 2018.

Apply to, or, for further information or informal discussions please contact Tonya Nettleton on 0161 358 1530.

Volunteer Group Co-Facilitator.docx [docx] 2MB

Volunteer Application Form.doc [doc] 94KB

Roles and opportunities for service users and carers Leaflet

If you're looking for a brief overview of the roles and opportunities available for service users and carers - then why not download or print off our leaflet?

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