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Head of Mental Health Transformation for Children and Young People

North Yorkshire Council
North Yorkshire / Countywide
£55,056 - up to £63,367 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to work in a supportive and forward-thinking team that will impact the delivery of the Children and Young People's mental health system for years to come.

North Yorkshire is England's largest geographic county, covered by a single Local Authority, North Yorkshire Council, which was formed just over a year ago. Within that area, we serve around 150,000 children and young people under 25 who have spent the last few years in a society where social norms have changed substantially. We, like the rest of the country, are therefore witnessing unprecedented pressures on our mental health system.

Within our region, North Yorkshire Council works closely with both the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (HNY ICB) and the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership. Our mental health system, however, is much broader, encompassing safeguarding, inclusion, education, the voluntary sector and a very active youth voice. We all work closely on our shared priorities, based on the iThrive model, around a single, co-produced vision for children and young people's mental health.

Because of the complexities of working across different ICBs, the NHS services within our mental health system are mostly commissioned through the HNY ICB, working with Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust, and the Local Authority. These three organisations are working together to launch a year-long, children's mental health transformation programme, based on a 2022 review of the system.

As the new Head of Mental Health Transformation for Children and Young People (CYP) you will be expected to work closely with the Children and Young People's Public Health Consultant to lead a small team to enact the transformation recommendations. They will have a lead role in developing the programmes and processes of change. They will need to possess excellent communication skills and develop good relations with all stakeholders and will need a good understanding of complex systems, processes and outcome measures in different organisations

You will be expected to work in a hybrid fashion, with some remote working, as well as face-to-face interactions across the whole of North Yorkshire. The base location will be at County Hall in Northallerton.

The post is for a 1 year fixed term with North Yorkshire Council, however, current NYC & NHS employees may be employed on a secondment basis. The secondment will need to be agreed between you and your current employer before employment started.

For an informal discussion about the service and the roles, please contact Gill Kelly Public Health Consultant on email

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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