Director of Services

Reference: dirsvnov17
Start Date: tbc
Location: Southampton
Hours: 18.5 hours a week - Job Share
Salary: £42,000 - Pro Rata Per Annum
Application Closing date: 12.00am -Midnight Sunday, 26 November 2017
Interview Date: scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 4 December 2017

Please note there is no application form in the application pack.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the link to download an application form.

Applications are invited for the post of Director of Services, Part Time Job Share – 18.5 hours per week

There’s never been a more exciting time to be joining Solent Mind.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team of the largest local Mind association, you will play a leading role in shaping our future towards achievement of our strategic plans and 2020 Vision. You will lead and oversee our portfolio of services including advocacy in all its modern forms, wellbeing services, home-based support, employment support and psychological therapy.  We work in a range of settings, supporting people at home, in leisure and community facilities, and in acute and secure hospitals.  We work alongside not only health and social care partners but education, housing, training, and increasingly with those dealing with mild to moderate issues.

Most of our work is commissioned under NHS and Adult Services contracts.  We are increasingly looking to diversify our income streams, and maximise opportunities for innovative service delivery through digital channels.

You will be passionate in articulating your vision of high quality, modern mental health services, and resourceful and demanding in achieving the very best for the people we support.  Your experience of leadership and of managing change will need to be applied across highly motivated staff teams.  You will need to translate national and local policy agendas into sustainable service models.

Your experience will show evidence of developing strategy, forging partnerships, implementing best practice, and creating high performing teams.  As well as outstanding communication skills, you will bring energy, intellect and experience in playing a leading role in a forward looking, values-driven organisation – part of the country’s largest mental health network.

This role is half of a job share, working 18.5 hours per week.  It is anticipated that there may be an opportunity to increase the hours to full time in the near future, subject to agreement with the post holder.

It represents an excellent development opportunity for an experienced practitioner or manager to obtain experience working at SMT level in a leading third sector organisation.

For more information please email Kevin Gardner, Chief Executive, at

For more information on this post please download the Application Pack using the link at the top of this page.

Please Note: no application form is included within the application pack, so please also download an application form using the links below.

CV's will not be accepted
We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Job Application Forms:

Click on the link to download an application form (word 97-2003 version) - Application Form

Click on the link to download an application form (pdf version)  - Application Form

Completed application forms need to arrive before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Application forms can be returned by:


Post: Recruitment, Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XF

Fax: 023 8202 7811

Or of course you can deliver it by hand to the address stated above.