Project Manager, Maternal Mental Health Services (MMHS)

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Job type

Full time


circa £38,000 dependent on experience


37.5 hours per week

Closing date


Blue Stone Collaborative
Blue Stone Collaborative, in partnership with the North East and North Cumbria Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Network, funded by the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System

The Maternal Mental Health Services (MMHS) project is a pilot initiative which aims to develop new services via the VCSE sector, to deliver meaningful outcomes and benefits for women, their partners, and babies/infants during the perinatal period from preconception through to baby’s 2nd birthday. It is an exciting venture between Blue Stone Collaborative and the Maternal and Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Networks, funded by the North East and North Cumbria ICS (Integrated Care System).

This is a new role for the area and will require leadership, brokerage and programme management skills. The successful candidate for this role will provide oversight and steer to 4 local VCSE organisations across the North East and North Cumbria. The 4 VCSE organisations will be asked to identify and map family and infant maternal and mental health support in their sector and locality and to develop a locally designed, community based, link worker model. This work will be used to form a regional plan for sustainable development opportunities for the VCSE to work with the NHS and improve maternal and perinatal health and wellbeing outcomes for women, their babies up to the age of two and their partners. The successful applicant will need to be flexible and comfortable working in contexts involving complexity and uncertainty.

This unique opportunity will be based within in a small, friendly team at Blue Stone Collaborative and will be accountable to a MMHS Steering Group comprised of representatives from Blue Stone, the North East and North Cumbria Maternal and Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Network, VONNE and Cumbria CVS.

Blue Stone Collaborative is an innovative organisation that is developing a track record in supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to play a significant role in health and care transformation.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying to the role as well as the match between your skills and experience and the job description and person specification, outlined in the candidate pack. Download the candidate pack at or email

Queries or requests for an informal chat should be sent to in the first instance.