MHA Administrator Lead
Ref: CYG08304

  • Location
  • Cygnet Maidstone, Gidds Pond Road, Off Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5FT
  • Salary
  • up to £26,000
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 29/02/2020
  • 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week 

    Give your career a positive change.

    At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. You’ll be exposed to all kinds of new challenges and responsibilities, to ensure you continue learning and developing as you go.

    As part of an organisation with an outstanding reputation for innovation in the sector, you’ll benefit from a vibrant culture tailored to help you thrive, whatever your level or career goals.

    Make a bigger difference to your career and to patient care with us.

    Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

    Job Summary

    To provide a strategic overview of the Mental Health Act. To be responsible for taking a lead on planning, communication and correct implementation of the Act across Cygnet Maidstone site to provide line management to the Mental Health Act administrators.

    To provide a strategic overview of the Mental Health Act. To be responsible for taking a lead on planning, communication and correct implementation of the Act across the site

    Your Day-to-Day…

    • To consider new legislation, guidance or case law in relation to the Act and consider how this may impact on future policy and practice.           
    • To ensure that clinicians produce requested reports and documentation in a timely manner.
    • To ensure that patient rights are protected at all times, by having systems in place that ensure appeals are heard in a timely manner and that all patients are aware of their legal rights under the MHA.
    • To develop excellent communication links with relevant agencies external to the hospital.
    • To take a lead in the management and monitoring of all practice, together with the development of good practice, in relation to the Mental Health Act, The Human Rights Act. The Mental Capacity Act, DoLs and any other associated legislation, case law and government departmental guidance that may be existent or developed.
    • To ensure adequate operational administrative systems put in place are adhered too, to support the implementation of the Act.
    • To ensure that MHA administrators are well briefed and adequately prepared for patient appeals and reviews.
    • Hear disciplinary or grievance hearings as requested and in accordance with company policy.
    • Ensure all the post-holder’s employees are up to date with developments within the company.
    • Attend meetings, both internal and external, as required.


    • Previous experience in a similar role
    • In depth knowledge of mental health act, excellent administration skills and knowledge
    • Experience in a similar health care setting
    • Excellent Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
    • Experience of dealing with a range of sensitive and confidential issues

    In return we’ll offer you:

    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • DBS paid
    • Regular coaching and support
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.


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