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Mental Health Act Assistant




Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Part Time


£18,500 pro-rata


22.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Kneesworth House is a 155 bed Mental Health hospital, situated in Cambridgeshire (on the Hertfordshire border) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabilitation and open recovery wards situated across the site.

To seek, process and document information as directed by the Mental Health Act Administrator, in relation to service users’ admissions, discharges, renewals, appeals and Mental Health Tribunals.

- Receive and scrutinise statutory documentation; ensure that errors are rectified within the legal timescale; be responsible for identifying an invalidating error and following documented procedures after consultation with the Mental Health Act Administrator.

- Create and maintain individual legal files for service users subject to the Act, safeguarding confidential information and statutory documentation.


- Maintain accurate data in relation to the use of the Act in order to provide statistical information for national and local reporting processes.

- To deal with telephone enquiries in an efficient, professional, courteous and confidential manner.

- To liaise with internal clinical staff and external professional bodies as required.


- Use  of Microsoft Office packages to include Word, Excel and Outlook.

- To deputise for the Mental Health Act Administrator in her temporary absences, as far as training skills will reasonably allow.           

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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