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Mental Health Act Administrator




Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Subject to Qualifications and Experience


37.5 hrs p.wk

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Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

Priory Group is the UK’S leading independent provider of mental health care and education services.  We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment.

The Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal is a specialist provider of complex mental health services, providing clinical excellence in our eating disorders, adolescent, rehabilitation and PICU services.

The Mental Health Act Office ensures that internal processes and statutory procedures required for the registration, admission and treatment of patients detained under the Mental Health Act are properly administered.

Job Advert Role Description

The job holder will support the Mental Health Act Manager office by providing general admin support, including:

  • Taking the lead in arranging Tribunal Hearings
  • Attending to incoming mail and messages
  • Maintaining office supplies
  • Making up files/filing/maintaining an efficient records system
  • Photocopying/scanning documents
  • Liaising with Ward Clerks to ensure all relevant documentation is sent to the MHA office
  • Processing invoices
  • Sending letters regarding admissions/appeals/renewals


Knowledge and experience of MHA and previous experience working within a mental health act admin role would be advantageous. A good telephone manner and be able to take accurate messages.  He/she will be organised and able to work well in a small team.  Computer skills should include the ability to accurately enter data and create mail merge letters.

This job provides the right candidate with an opportunity to acquire and develop a good working knowledge of the MHA and associated legislation/procedures.

Benefits include Annual leave entitlement of 33 days (includes 8 bank/public holidays) contributory pension, and sickness benefit after qualifying period.

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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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