One time Ideas Bazaar collaborator John Curran is hiring a cultural consultant for his team at Slam Partners, which is a specialist health and social care consultancy service operating as a business unit from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  I always describe what john and team do as acting as culturally informed go-betweens for patients and psychiatric teams. Fascinating and worthwhile work. See below for more detail.

Slam Partners is a specialist health and social care consultancy service operating as a business unit from the South Londonand Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  We have a proven track record in helping individuals, teams and services develop and sustain more positive ways of working in order to provide patient centred services.

We deliver consultancy; coaching; cultural consultancy, learning and development specifically in respect of managing change, coaching skills and consultancy skills; organisation development, mediation and conflict resolution, research and evaluation. These services are delivered within SLaM and to organisations across the UK and internationally. 

1 x Cultural Consultant – Band 7 (2 year Fixed Term)

In this newly created, challenging and rewarding role the post holder will be an active member of a flexible and highly motivated team which constantly looks to be creative and innovative in its vision and delivery of its services.

The Cultural Consultant will be educated to at least Masters level in social or medical anthropology and should have excellent knowledge in anthropological theory relating to illness, culture and psychiatry. They should also have experience working in health settings and using ethnography and qualitative research methods.

The post will be expected to deliver and develop the cultural consultancy service within Lambeth Mental Health Services. The position is based on 2 years funding and the cultural consultant will be expected to work to the aims and objectives of the funding application.

The post will require a sound knowledge and understanding of NHS policies and the impact on mental health services and an understanding of the social and political debates surrounding mental health.

If you share our vision and want to be part of an evolving service please contact Dr John Curran, Principal Consultant and strategic lead on Cultural Consultancy, on 07989 341801 for an informal discussion or visit the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s website at and go to ‘Jobs’. Here you can view a more detailed job description and download an application pack

Closing date: 12th October 2007


Assessment dates: TBC


Interview date:   TBC