Operational Manager #1007

Project: WSCS - Pathfinder

Location: Mid Sussex , Burgess Hill,

Reference Number: 1007

Hours per Week: 37

Salary: £32,795 per annum

Job Description

An exciting opportunity to join an incredibly innovative and supportive team! We are hiring an Operational Manager to oversee three inspiring mental health services in the Mid Sussex and Crawley area. You will be responsible for the day to day running and development of Pathfinder, BeOk and our Emotional Wellbeing Service. Each service has a deputy manager or senior worker and dedicated recovery workers who deliver care and support. We need someone with a passion for mental health, the drive and focus to support the team and develop the services through coproduction with other organisations.

West Sussex Community Mental Health Services

Pathfinder West Sussex is an alliance of voluntary sector organisations working together to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The service is delivered in partnership with clinicians from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and together we provide a network of mental health recovery support so people can move freely between alliance services to get well and stay well. As well as supporting people with their mental health, we help them to improve their physical health and wellbeing. We value the expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges and actively involve them to design, deliver and monitor our services.

Be OK runs alongside our Pathfinder Service and focuses on young people aged 16-21. The Emotional Wellbeing Service extends the Pathfinder service into GP surgeries

What we offer

  • Supportive line management
  • Regular supportive supervision
  • Commitment to personal development and excellent in-house training
  • Psychologically informed and trauma informed work environment
  • Commitment to flexible working and hybrid working
  • Employee Assistance Programme


  • Salary: £32,795 per annum plus on call payments
  • 3% to 6% employer’s pension contribution (the level of this is reviewed annually).
  • 37 hours per week, based in Mid Sussex
  • Annual Leave entitlement starts at 25 working days

Closing date

Closing Date: Monday 16 May 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Thursday 26 May 2022

Application Pack

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How to apply

  1. Download and complete all the forms in the application pack.
  2. Attach all the completed documents to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
  3. Send your application to jobs@bht.org.uk