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Mental Health Act Manager

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Ellingham - Ellingham Hospital and school East Anglia,Ellingham Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1AE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type



£60 a day remuneration/max 2 meetings + Travelling expenses

Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

Ellingham Hospital is an independent hospital near Norwich, which provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for young people aged between 12 and 18 years, who present with a wide range of complex psychiatric, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We also recently opened a 10 bedded acute mental health ward for adults. There is an ofsted registered school on site supporting the young people with their educational needs. The hospital has been rated "Good" by the CQC following their inspection in January 2017.

Job Advert Role Description

The role:

Mental Health Act Managers have a uniquely independent position. They are lay people appointed by the Hospital Director with delegated responsibilities to act as hospital managers under sections of the Mental Health Act 1983.

This is an important and responsible role in helping us to:

  • Ensure people’s rights under the Mental Health Act are upheld
  • Provide support to people who are detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Give people who are detained under the Mental Health Act the opportunity to talk to an independent person about any issues they may have
  • Support the continued improvement of services for people detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Consider the environment in which people are being detained under the Mental Health Act.


  • 25 Days Annual Leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Extra Service Leave Days
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Care First Zest
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Pensions Provisions
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Salary Continuation
  • Refer A Friend Bonus
  • Learning & Development
  • Free Parking
  • Free Meals
  • Support with CPD

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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