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.


If you are passionate about the NHS, looking for a new challenge and the chance to learn new skills we want to hear from you!

Recovery Acdademy Co-Facilitator of Training - Living with Bipola Disorder

We are looking for someone with lived experience of Bipolar Disorder to help us co-facilitate a Trust Recovery Academy course. The course, Living with Bipolar Disorder, explores:

  • Symptoms of bipolar disorder and mood swings
  • A range of experinces people may have
  • Theories relating to bipolar disorder and mood swings
  • Interventions and approaches used to help people living with bipolar disorder
  • The effects of labelling and stigma

We are looking for expressions of interest from people with lived experience to join our existing trainer.

You will be paid for your time and we will cover any travel expenses. The rate of pay is £10 per hour.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 15th March 2020.

Expression of interest can be made via telephone or email using the following details;

0161 271 0828 or email:

We look forward to hearing from you!

IT Advisory Group

We are looking for expressions of interest from service users with recent mental health service experience (within last 3 years).   Ideally, we are looking to recruit 2 representatives from each of the following areas: alcohol and drug services, early intervention services, perinatal mental health, younger persons’ services and psychological therapies.  Our meetings take place every other month on the Prestwich site with our next meeting being in November.

You will be paid for your time and we will cover any travel expenses. The rate of pay is £10 per hour.

If you are interested in expressing your interest in the above, please email: for further information, or to submit an expression of interest.

IT Advisory Group - November 2019.pdf [pdf] 533KB


Recovery Academy Service User Co-Facilitator

Co-Facilitator of Recovery Learning Secure Care for the Recovery Academy Edenfield Campus

Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust is currently seeking applications from current in-patient service users from Adult Forensic Services to co-produce, and co-facilitate learning programmes alongside professionals to educate about mental health and recovery.  You will support decision-making and service developments as a service user representative at meetings.  The role would be for a period of up to 6 months – 12 months.

You will be paid for your time and we will cover any travel expenses. The rate of pay is £10 per hour.

To put forward an expression of interest please contact Kevin Scallon by email on:  or telephone 0161 358 1393.

  Co Facilitator of Recovery Learning Secure Care Role Description_GMMH.docx [docx] 208KB

We look forward to hearing from you!