Job title: Mental Health Manager

Responsible to: Operations Director

Hours of work: Full time, permanent position - 37.5 per week Salary: £28,845 - £35,289 (subject to job evaluation)

Purpose of the role

We are looking for an experienced registered Mental Health professional to lead on our expanding work with participants who have complex and enduring mental health needs. We are looking for a creative and passionate individual who has experience working with people from diverse communities who are on a journey of recovery.

Green Light Trust provides a safe space for participants to connect with nature, other people, and themselves. All participants have the opportunity to come together, learn new skills and knowledge, experience the benefits of being in nature and to develop in a way that is guided by them. We have found this to be highly successful in improving individuals mental health and wellbeing.

This dynamic role requires both strategic input and operational delivery. Your role is to develop and deliver specific programmes for participants living with severe and enduring mental illness. You will also work with the Operations Director and HR to develop an internal wellbeing and training package for employees.

You will need to be patient, positive, culturally sensitive and able to use your approach to motivate and encourage our participants and colleagues. You will be working as part of a wider management team.

This is an exciting role in a growing charity, with the opportunity to influence and steer our work with people experiencing mental ill-health. We are keen to recruit the right person who will actively contribute and lead in this crucial area of development for GLT.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone with the following knowledge, skills, and experience:

Essential Experience and Knowledge

  • A Mental Health Nurse or equivalent who has experience of working with diverse communities.
  • Experience working with people living with severe and enduring mental ill-health.
  • Experience in managing risk assessments, safeguarding and suicide risk.
  • Experience in de-escalation procedures and working within complex situations.
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing care requirements.
  • Experience of working as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of encouraging vulnerable people to engage and participate in activities
  • and able to capture progress.
  • The ability to co-design outcome plans for participants.
  • Mentoring and training colleagues.
  • Understanding of trauma informed practice
  • Knowledge of the benefits of alternative interventions, outside of a clinical setting.

Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to adapt your approach and style.
  • Demonstrate respect for all cultures, religions, and beliefs
  • Creative thinker, with proven problem-solving skills.
  • Resilient character with the ability to manage risk.
  • Proven ICT skills with Microsoft packages.
  • Strong partnership skills, liaising with medical professionals such as Norfolk and
  • Suffolk Foundation Trust, General Practitioners, Local authorities.


  • Experiences of working in the natural environment either in a conservation, educational or wellbeing setting.
  • Writing and delivering training material for colleagues

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