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Advanced Lived Experience KUF Development Lead - Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Administration and Clerical
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Springwell Centre
£43,712 - £49,325 Per Annum Inc. Outer London HCAS
Salary period
09/12/2021 23:59
Interview date
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

This is a brand-new role for our Trust. We are very excited about the continued growth of co-production and lived experience roles in Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and would like to recruit an energetic, reflective and resilient person with lived experience of personality disorder or personality difficulties to join our building lived-experience practitioner workforce. You would get an opportunity to contribute at a senior level to the delivery of KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework) training in order to improve the awareness and skills of staff working with people with personality disorder across the primary and secondary care network.


Main duties of the job

• To establish, coordinate and deliver a Lived Experience Development training programme

• To work in co-production with the BPDT team and KUF Coordinator, ensuring that planned /contracted activities are carried out

• To support Lived Experience KUF Trainers to provide high quality service provision by upskilling, identify their training and development needs and use their lived experience in training and consultation to clinicians and other professionals

• Participate in and actively contribute to Lived Experience KUF Trainer supervision, mandatory training and team meetings, and organisational events

• To form key links with other lived experience post holders, peer support workers and co-production lead/s in the organisation

• To work collaboratively with the organisation’s key stakeholders to ensure KUF training places reach our community partner organisations



Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which is the lead provider of forensic mental health services; that managed the devolved New Models of care budget, it delivers MH care across some of the prisons, and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC.  We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree or able to demonstrate equivalent skills in research, writing or analysis.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
Desirable criteria
  • Post Graduate degree.
  • KUF Coordination experience.

Previous Experience

Essential criteria
  • Lived experience of recovery from distress understood as ‘personality disorder’ or complex emotional needs
  • Experience of accessing or strong working knowledge of mental health services.
Desirable criteria
  • Significant experience of delivering KUF Training within a healthcare setting.
  • Experience of working as a peer trainer within a Recovery College.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate first person experiential knowledge of challenges associated with ‘personality disorder’ or complex emotional needs
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the concept of personal recovery as it may apply to others.
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of community resources and service user groups related to ‘personality disorder’ or complex emotional needs.
  • Awareness of community resources and service user groups related to ‘personality disorder’ or complex emotional needs.


Essential criteria
  • Ability to reflect sensitively on your personal experience of recovery to support others.
  • Ability to identify and take steps to support own wellbeing.

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Declared medically fit by the Occupational Health department to perform the duties of the post.
  • Ability to travel across the Trust by public transport or car.
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sybille Sparke
Job title
Manager Barnet Personality Disorder Team
Email address
Telephone number
020 8702 4033
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