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Salary: £18,562
Working hours:  37.5 hours per week
Contract length: Permanent
Holidays: 25 days per annum, pro-rata (rising to 30 days after 5 years)
Based at: Thinking Ahead, Lock 50, Rochdale

Thinking Ahead is a user led mental health service that is part of The Big Life Group, that has developed considerable expertise in the field of primary care mental health.  The service currently delivers a range of services including self help support groups, cCBT services, counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The charity is funded by various NHS Trusts and works across the North West with a head office based in Manchester.

We are looking for motivated administrators to join our service in Rochdale.   The post holders will work alongside a team of administrators, psychological wellbeing practitioners, and counsellors across a multi-agency pathway.

The successful candidate will be a skilled person-centred individual, highly motivated with the ability to organise and prioritise their own workload, ability to multi task and be computer literate. Additional training will be provided. Thinking Ahead can provide excellent opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development through regular supervision and training opportunities. Thinking Ahead welcomes applications from people with personal experience of mental health problems

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 May 2021.   Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held w/c Monday 10 May 2021.

If you need the application form in an alternative format, please contact our HR Team.

Find out more about what makes Big Life a great employer, from career development to a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.


Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.