Middlesbrough Council on behalf of the four Tees Local Authorities (Stockton-On-Tees, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough) are collaborating with the Tees Suicide Prevention Taskforce to recruit to a full time fixed-term appointment for a Tees Suicide Prevention Coordinator.
Service Area: Public Health Directorate: Public Health Salary: Grade L – £33, 799 – £35,934 Hours: 37 hours Location: Based in Middlesbrough but required to work across Tees Contractual Status: Fixed Term (2 years) – April 2022
This is an exciting and innovative opportunity to support the development and implementation of our ambition to both reduce suicide by at least 10% by 2021 and provide better support for those bereaved or affected by suicide.
The Suicide Prevention Coordinator’s areas of focus will therefore include:
Developing, maintaining and co-ordinating working relationships with key partners and stakeholders
Coordination of Tees Suicide Prevention Taskforce and action plan
Advising and contributing to the development of activities to reduce the risk of suicide in key high-risk groups
Advising and contributing to the development of tailored local approaches to improve mental health in specific groups
Working with key stakeholders to reduce access to the means of suicide
Working with key stakeholders to improve information provision and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide
Supporting the media to deliver sensitive approaches to suicide and suicidal behaviour
Collate, interpret and monitor local research, local data
Contribute to local suicide audits and investigation to inform an early suicide alert system.
The post holder will have a proven track record of co-ordinating partnership led work; collation, management and interpretation of data with an excellent understanding of local and national policy for suicide prevention