Mental Health Facilitator – WomenCentre (Kirklees)

Mental Health Facilitator WomenCentre (Kirklees) Mental Health and Wellbeing Service Leading on support for mothers living apart from their children 22.5 hours per week Salary £ 26470 to 28221 pro rata Scale Points SO1 29-31 Fixed Term Contract until March 31st 2022 (Potential 2 year extension to March 31st 2024)

We have a vacancy for a mental health facilitator, to join our multi-disciplinary team in providing support to women who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. The post is funded by Kirklees Council and the NHS: Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and North Kirklees CCG and provides gender-specific support for women, aged 18+ in Kirklees.

The post holder will lead of the delivery of our services for mothers living apart from their children and the development of new groups, depending on the needs of the women using the service

The post requires:  Significant experience in supporting women, from diverse backgrounds, communities and with varying needs, to develop skills and strategies to better manage their mental health.  Experience in the facilitation of groups, and in the involvement of peers in their co-production and co-delivery of the groups.  Experience of working with women who are marginalised and/or have experience trauma.  Experience of assessing and managing risk.

The post holder will be based in our Huddersfield Office but will be expected to travel to the other WomenCentre bases (Dewsbury and Halifax) as and when required.

WomenCentre is an organisation that promotes safeguarding practice across all our service delivery and staff and volunteer recruitment. Applicants should note that WomenCentre will require a declaration from candidates successful at interview relating to previous and current criminal convictions. This declaration and any DBS checks required will form part of pre-employment checks for this post.”

Application deadline: 9 am on Monday 16th September Short listing: Tuesday 17 September Interviews to be held: Thursday 19th September in Dewsbury, Empire House

For an informal discussion please contact Kathy Engler on 01484 450866 or

To download an application pack please visit our website:

Application packs can also be collected from reception at WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN or 15 Lord Street Huddersfield HD1 1QB Completed application and equal opportunities forms should be returned to: Kirsty Cummins by email on or by post to15 Lord Street Huddersfield HD1 1QB

This post is open to women only – Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 applies