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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Band 6 Mental Health Nurse (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-20-24800

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC)
Woolwich Medical Centre, London
£31,365-37,890 per annum (pro rata for part time)

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Are you an enthusiastic Band 6 Mental Health Nurse committed to service delivery and improvement? Do you have the ability to work under pressure whilst providing excellent communication skills? If 'Yes' then we may have the position for you at Woolwich Medical Centre, London.

The Community Mental Health Practitioner will work autonomously within a multidisciplinary team to provide a specialised/occupational mental health service for all Service and entitled personnel within the Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) area of responsibility (AOR) and the Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) Region as required. The post holder will have experience of working in adult community mental healthcare.

The Objective of the Band 6 Mental Health Nurse is to provide a rapid, timely and high-quality mental health service to all patients referred to the DCMH for assessment and treatment of mental health problems and implementing changes as and when necessary.

You will provide flexible and individualised care packages to meet the mental health needs of military personnel with mental health problems.

The successful candidate will require robust clinical risk assessment skills and an understanding of the occupational role and needs of individuals presenting to the service.

As the Mental Health Practitioner, you will be proactive in the development of service and organisational initiatives and will meet the expectation of offering clinical leadership to other agencies.

For more details regarding the role of Band 6 Mental Health Nurse at Woolwich Medical Centre, please see the Job Description and Person Specification Link.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • You will have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • You will be a registered Mental Health Nurse with experience working at Band 5 or above and in a Community Mental Health setting.
  • You must also have demonstrable experience of using NICE recommended Psychological interventions.


  • A Post Graduate /Graduate Certificate in evidence based psychological treatments with experience in Community Mental Health role.


  • Registration with relevant professional body: you are expected to have the skills required to work as a registered professional and adhere to the NMC or HCPC Code of Conduct.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Technical Skill Framework:

  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB2 – Assessment & Care Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB7 – Interventions & Treatment
  • NHS Information & Knowledge – NHS IK1 – Information Processing
  • NHS General – NHS G6 – People Management

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

Please note the salary will be pro rata where part time hours are undertaken.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying - Information regarding NHS Pay Scales is documented in these links.


Caring for our Armed Forces

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.

UK Registration

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

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