Head of Reception - Bridge House

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
Fixed Term - 12 Months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£23,609 - £27,219 p.a inc.
26/03/2018 23:59

The Addictions CAG and Behavioural & Developmental Psychiatry (BDP) CAG is offering an exciting opportunity for a proactive and proficient Head of Reception for a 12 month secondment with a possibility of extension. You will be capable and self-motivated with a natural ability to plan ahead. You will need excellent communication skills and able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels.

This is a fast paced team, with competing priorities; you will need to be proactive in supporting the team of 6 band 2 Receptionist to achieve this. You will be able to operate independently and flexibly in a diverse and demanding environment. You will have the ability to use your own initiative by pre-empting problems and solving them.

The post holder is expected to work closely with the Security Lead in reviewing, actioning and implementing policies and protocols that enhance the safety of this Medium Secure Facility (MSF) with a responsibility to ensure your staff members strict adherence to local safe, secure and MSF standards or working . Please read ‘Standards for Forensic Mental Health Services, low and medium Secure care ‘ written by the  forensic quality network for forensic Mental Health services’ for a comprehensive insight into the workings of this facility.

BDP CAG has 135 beds and 681 staff working across the Bethlem Royal, Landor Road Brixton, the Maudsley Hospital  BDP and Addictions CAG cover many community sites.  The CAGs have a strong and effective joint partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry with an energetic research and training programme.

We are particularly interested in hearing from positive, dynamic and enthusiastic applicants who enjoy participating in a range of activities with service users and supporting their recovery journey.


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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Allen, Security Lead - Paul.Allen@slam.nhs.uk / 020 3228 8407


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