Lived Experience Practitioner

Status: Closed – this vacancy has been filled

Job Summary

Job Title: Lived Experience Practitioner

Service: Lived Experience Workstream, working closely with our GP integrated Mental Health Service (GPiMHS) / Mental Health Integrated Community Services (MHICS) teams

Hours: Part time – 21 hours per week

Salary: £19,000-£26,000 pro rata, dependent on experience

Contract: 2-year fixed term


  • 1 vacancy in Surrey Heath Primary Care Network
  • 1 vacancy in Woking

Nearest offices located in Guildford, Woking and Camberley

About the role

This is an opportunity to “give something back” in a positive way by using your own knowledge and experience of living with, and recovering from, mental illness or of caring for somebody who has mental health problems.

As an integral and highly valued member of the team, the Lived Experience Practitioner will provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to people using the service.  In particular, the Lived Experience Practitioner will support the smooth transition of people using the service to other Mental Health services, by helping them to complete recovery and crisis plans for example. Through working with the individuals, they will promote choice and opportunities to enable feeling connected to and valued in their community.

You will help people to focus on achievable goals using a strengths based approach whilst remaining calm and professional in any stressful or challenging situation.

This role would be suitable for someone who is kind, caring and supportive, with good interpersonal and communication skills, and who is keen to provide the highest quality experience for people using GPiMHS/MHICS.

*For more information about this role, please see the job description below.*

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below and return it to: [email protected].

*Please note that we do not accepts CVs. You can send us your CV; however, in order to move through to the next stage of recruitment you will need to complete our application form.*

Further information

If you have any queries about this vacancy, please contact: [email protected].

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