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Mental Health Act Administrator




Priory Hospital Church Village, Church Road, Tonteg, Nr Pontypridd, CF38 1HE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£15,000 per annum


22.5 per week

Job Advert - Division Information

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 Hospital Church Village is a 12 bed locked rehabilitation and recovery service for adult females with a mild to moderate learning disability, who may also have a borderline personality disorder and associated mental health problems.

Ty Cwm Rhondda is a 20-bedded low secure mental health facility offering high quality assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for males with complex mental health needs, serious mental illnesses including treatment-resistant presentations, and challenging behaviour.

Job Advert Role Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Act Administrator to join the team providing cover to both sites.


The role involves:


•Ensuring compliance with the MHA 1983, amendments to the act and the revised MHA Code of Practice.

•Supporting and advising staff, service users and relatives on the MHA 1983 and associated procedures.

•Creating and maintaining individual legal files for service users subject to the Act, safeguarding confidential information and statutory documentation.

•Maintaining accurate data in relation to the use of the Act

•Keeping up to date with new legislation relating to the MHA, and ensuring staff are fully informed and trained in new practices.

•Providing MHA training for the hospital, as part of the division’s mandatory training.

•Providing support to other MHA administrators and providing cover when required and as agreed.

•Receiving and scrutinising statutory documentation; ensure that errors are rectified within the legal timescale.

•Providing information to Service Users and their nearest relatives under section 132 of the MHA.

•Providing information to qualifying patients in relation to their right to access Independent Mental Health Advocacy Services (IMHA) under section 132D.

•Informing Consultants and nursing staff of legal requirements relating to detained patients i.e renewal of sections, consent to treatment etc.

•Being responsible for processing hearings in relation to MH tribunals and Hospital Managers review, notifying all relevant parties, obtaining reports negotiating hearing dates and venues, providing and processing documentation in accordance with the MHA Code of Practice and Divisional Policies and procedures.

•Reporting to the hospital Clinical Governance Committee, MHA managers meeting etc as required.

•Acting in the capacity of audit facilitator regarding any local or divisional clinical audits on the MHA.

•Ensuring supplies of MHA documentation, statutory and in house, are available for clinicians, service users and their nearest relatives.


We are looking for someone:


•With an NVQ level 4 or equivalent in Business Management

•Excellent administration skills

•Interest in mental health and mental health legislation

•Healthcare or legal experience desirable

•Understanding of Welsh regulatory requirements desirable


What we can offer:


•The opportunity to work with a friendly, dedicated team

•A competitive salary

•Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

•Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•25 days annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service.

•Birthday off as leave

•Online benefits and cashback rewards

•Cycle to work scheme

•SMART Pension options

•Monthly staff wellbeing initiatives




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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