Senior mental health lead: model job description

Download our model job description and person specification for a senior mental health lead. Adapt it to meet your school's needs and use it to help you recruit or appoint the right person for the role.

Last reviewed on 13 May 2022
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  1. Download and adapt our model

Download and adapt our model

You don't have to recruit someone new – you might decide to appoint someone from within your school to develop your whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. 

There are no specific statutory requirements for this role, so we've based our model on the most common duties and responsibilities for the job. 

Whether you recruit or appoint, make sure to use the DfE's training grant for your senior mental health lead. The deadline to apply is 31 March 2023.  

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Adapt it to your setting

You might delegate aspects of the role to more than 1 person. For example, if you’re in a large school you might have a senior mental health lead that has a more strategic focus and another