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Mental Health Administrator Assistant

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Woodbourne Priory Hospital, 21 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time





Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

Set in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, close to Birmingham City centre, Priory Hospital Woodbourne is conveniently located for access to the West Midlands motorway network and with very good local public transport links. 

The hospital provides a diverse range of inpatient services, including acute and psychiatric intensive care for adults aged 18-25 years, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, specialist Eating Disorder (including day care) and private acute and addictions treatment programmes.  With 78 beds across 7 wards, our multi-disciplinary teams deliver personalised treatment programmes to our patients and have established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care. 

Job Advert Role Description

Are your looking for an interesting new challenge?

We are currently recruiting a part time assistant to join our friendly, hardworking and supportive Mental Health Act Office.

You will have the chance to make a real impact on service users and their families. You will be exposed to all kinds of new challenges and responsibilities to ensure you continue learning and developing as you go.

In this role you will oversee all aspects regarding the Mental Health Act 1983 of all service users within the hospital, managing section papers and maintaining accurate records, ensuring service users are lawfully detained.

You will liaise and support Psychiatrists and Ward Managers/Deputies organising timely renewals of sections in accordance with MHA 1983 and guidance notes from the Code of Practice and the Institute of Mental Health Act Practitioners. In addition, supporting Psychiatrists and Ward Managers/Deputies in meeting statutory timescales for legal documentation.

You will be required to co-ordinate and attend Tribunal Appeal/Review Hearings along with Manager Renewals/Appeals.

You will be required to provide relevant documentation to third parties; ie Solicitors, Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Tribunal, Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Mental Health Advocates to name a few.

You must be a motivated, hardworking and friendly individual with administrative experience. You will need to have a good eye for detail, be a quick learner and be able to work under pressure and to deadlines.

Due to our regular communication with external parties excellent communication skills are a must, whether you are meeting someone face to face, dealing with a call or email correspondence.

Experience of working in a Healthcare environment is advantageous. Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 is desirable. However, on-the-job training can be provided for the right applicant.


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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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