Andy Weir, who is currently seconded to the role Director of Mental Health and Adult Social Care, has been appointed on a permanent basis.
His appointment comes following an external recruitment process including an interview panel chaired by the Jersey Appointments Commissioner, which included an Expert by Experience (an Islander who has had experience of using Jersey’s adult mental health services).
Andy (pictured) took up the secondment role in January 2022 from the NHS. He was previously the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and has worked both as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and in Director roles across mental health and social care services for more than 25 years.
Andy said: “I’m delighted to be offered the post on a permanent basis. I have very much enjoyed my initial ten-month secondment here, and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to build on the significant work that we have been doing during this time.
“I have been really struck by the number of people – HCS staff, partner agencies, and in particular service users and carers – who are committed to developing and improving our mental health and social care services. I very much look forward to working with them going forwards – I really do
believe the potential is huge if we all work together.”
The Assistant Minister for Health and Social Services with delegated responsibility for mental health, Deputy Rose Binet, said: “Andy has hit the ground running since he started in role in January. I’m delighted to announce that he has been appointed permanently following a rigorous
recruitment process and am glad that he can continue with the great work that he has already started.”