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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





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The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) is a piece of legislation (in England and Wales) which tells people with mental health problems who are detained under the Mental Health Act, what their rights are regarding assessment, treatment and pathways.
The role of the Mental Health Act Administrator is to provide excellent administrative support to the hospital, clinical teams and MHA Lead in all aspects regarding The Mental Health Act 1983 to ensure compliance with MHA 1983 Regulations, the MHA 1983 Code of Practice and Divisional policies and procedures in relation to the Mental Health Act.

A full job description is available upon request, please find a brief summary of the role below:

Maintaining accurate records for all detained service users in accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983, maintaining individual legal files, safeguarding confidential information and statutory documentation.

Ensuring compliance with the Mental Health Act 1983 by keeping up to date with any amendments to the act 

Ensuring all detained service users and their nearest relatives are aware of their legal rights, including the right to access Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Services 

Administration of section paperwork and liaising with Consultant Psychiatrists and relevant nursing staff to organise section renewals in a timely manner 

Assisting the organisation of hearings, in a safe environment, in relation to Tribunals and Management meetings 

Follow up MHA action points in CQC inspection reports 

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

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

An understanding/knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 including being able to read, understand, interpret and apply relevant legislation and current case law relating to the act would be advantageous

Experience in an administrative function necessary, experience of working in a mental health setting or legal experience desirable

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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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