Seeking Manager – Recovery College

MHCC ACT Uncategorized

The Manager – Recovery College will manage the successful establishment and operation of an ACT Recovery College in close partnership with the Recovery College Education Manager. The Manager – Recovery College will first and foremost be responsible for building the organisational infrastructure required for the delivery of innovative education services to people with lived experience of mental health issues, families and carers of people with lived experience, workers and clinicians, and interested community members.

The ACT Recovery College will be established under a unique model that combines the strengths and expertise of the community mental health sector, the adult education sector, and the government sector. A consortium including peak organisations for mental health consumers, carers and community managed service providers, educational providers and government mental health services will oversee the running of the Recovery College

What is a Recovery College?

A Recovery College is a place of learning, connection and hope for people living with mental illness, their carers, families and friends. Colleges operate in a similar way to adult learning centres but with a focus on mental health.

Each College offers a range of classes to suit the needs of its community. These generally include an array of topics on understanding and managing various mental health conditions, but also courses on life skills, carer needs, and aspects of the mental health system.

The courses are co-designed and co-produced by mental health professionals and people with lived experience, and are also co-delivered in class.

Further information on recovery colleges can be found on ACT Recovery College website or on the websites of the many existing Recovery Colleges, such as the South East Sydney Recovery College or the SLaM Recovery College (UK).

It is anticipated that the Recovery College will open for the first semester in early 2019 and offer a small number of courses which gradually increases over the following semesters.

Position Summary

You will work in partnership with the Recovery College Education Manager to establish the ACT Recovery College. You will report to the Consortium and work under the general supervision of the MHCC ACT Executive Officer. You will manage the development and implementation of the ACT Recovery College in collaboration with the Consortium and Lead Agency.  This will involve planning, leading and managing the human, financial and material resources to provide a cost effective, quality service that meets key performance indicators.

For more details on the position, please see the full position description:

Manager – Recovery College

How to apply

To apply, please send a statement against the selection criteria (max 4 pages) and a current CV by email to (Word or pdf format) by 12 midday Tuesday 27 November. Please include the details of two referees.

For more information about the position contact Simon Viereck on ph (02) 6249 7756 or email

A current Working with Vulnerable People card and police check or the willingness to obtain them is a requirement for the position.

Only applications which respond to the selection criteria will be considered.