Roles for service users and carers

We are committed to working and engaging with service users, patients, family, friends, carers and the public in a wide range of ways.

Ensuring that people’s views are heard at all levels and across all parts of the Trust is essential for creating and delivering better health and care services.

Service users and people who look after someone can get involved in the following ways:

  • Providing your views as a representative at a service improvement meeting or working group.
  • Getting involved in the recruitment and selection process of staff.
  • Helping inspect our buildings for the purposes of audit or PLACE Inspection (Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment).
  • Co-deliver our training (as part of the Trust induction or as a Course Tutor for our Recovery Academy)
  • Speaking at an event
  • Contributing to the development of policies or reviewing information
  • And many more.

You will be paid for your time. The rate of pay is £10 per hour. Payment for mileage will be reimbursed at the same rate as our staff who use their own vehicle for business mileage (currently 56p per mile).

When a vacancy is advertised, we are looking for applications from lots of people who have used GMMH’s services, particularly in the last six months, as well as their carers and families.

There may also be occasions when someone with experience of our services over six months ago, either directly themselves, or indirectly as a family member/carer, can apply for a role.

Current opportunities are listed on this page, below, and/or advertised by flyers and on noticeboards in the services where roles are available.

Achieve - Recruitment Panel Member

Interview Panel Member Recovery Coordinators for Achieve Bolton and Achieve Bury

Achieve is the provider of drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services, led by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. 

We are looking for expressions of interest from the recovery community or service users and carers to support the recruitment and selection of new Recovery Coordinators.

If you are a service user or carer with recent experience of Achieve, the equipment and skill to engage with the work online using Microsoft Teams, and would like to work with us, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for applications from members of the recovery community or service users and carers with recent experience (within last 6 months) of Achieve.

 The interviews will be held online, so you must have a confidential space, where you will be uninterrupted, plus the ability to concentrate for long periods of time.

 Please see the role description for other suitability requirements.

The rate of pay is £10 per hour. It is your responsibility to notify DWP if necessary.

 Any questions to the interview panel chair  

We look forward to hearing from you!

The closing date for expressions of interest is 5.00pm on Wednesday 14th April 2021.

Please submit an expression of interest showing how you match the criteria in the role description

You MUST be available all day on both Mon 26th and Tues 27th April 2021 (and potentially Wednesday) for the interview dates, and attend a briefing session with the panel chair prior (w/c 19th April) and a supervision session afterwards.

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Psychological Therapy Services For New Parents

Are you expecting a child or do you have a child under the age of two years old?

Have you or your partner been involved with either Self-Help Services or Manchester Psychological Therapies service in the last 12 months?

If the answer to both these questions is yes, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for expressions of interest from people within the Manchester area who are expecting a child or have children under the age of 2.

 Your time is valuable so we would pay £10 per hour and we will cover travel expenses.

 The role will involve attending service development meetings and working groups for 90 minutes every 3 months in order to gain a wider view from parents with children under the age of 2 years within our local area. There will be potential training and development opportunities with the possibility of attending additional events.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday December the 1st 2020.

 Tel 0161 271 0190 and ask for Michelle Griffiths or Julie Virgin or email: