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Band 6 Nurse Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-77058-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Therapy Services for People with Personality Disorder
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a vibrant and dynamic team.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, skilled and experienced Nurse Therapist with previous experience of group based therapeutic work and interventions to join our Therapeutic Community, which is part of the Therapy Services for People with Personality Disorder.

We offer therapy services to clients and liaison and support to other teams involved in their treatment and care. The work includes; providing a range of therapeutic groups, leading a clinical project, student mentorship and training. The post holder will have an ability to contain anxieties generated by working with difficult emotions of a challenging nature.

The post holder will be expected to have a willingness to develop the Therapeutic Community Practitioner core competencies as described in addendum to the job description which is attached.

Regular supervision is a requirement and continual professional development is provided.

The post-holder will work Monday to Friday and will be a key member of the Therapeutic Community Team. The post-holder will be expected to collaborate with other staff to provide therapy programmes run by the team. They will offer assessment and clinical opinion to other parts of the service. Providing training is an ongoing requirement of the role.

The post-holder will be based at Gwendolen House, but the work involves visiting different locations within the Trust for liaison work. A driving licence is essential for this post. Parking facilities for staff are free at Gwendolen House.


For further information or informal visits please contact;

Toni Fox, Senior therapist and Therapeutic community Manager


Martin Bhurruth, Principal Adult Psychotherapist/Clinical Lead for the Therapeutic Community

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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