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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2021.

Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (RMN/OT/SW)

Job Reference: 798-1560A

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Enhanced Primary Care
£31,365 to £37,890 pa pro rata for part time

From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Enhanced Primary Care Mental Health Service (EPCMHS)




The Enhanced Primary Care Mental Health Service (EPCMHS) is looking to recruit Primary Care Mental Practitioners to deliver outstanding care to our community. From October 2021, each role will be part of a transformational pilot, offering significant benefits to both patients and staff in the delivery of mental health care. These include:

  • Working closely alongside GPs and Neighbourhood Teams to provide care. Your caseload will largely be referrals from GP practices you are linked to.

  • The autonomy to work with your Primary Care Network and shape your caseload.

  • No complex referral pathways and no discharges, meaning your patients will have easier access to the care they need.

  • Working as part of a self-managing team.

  • Work closely with our Voluntary community  sector partners to shape the community

Various vacancies are available.

As a member of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, you’ll also benefit from;

  • Annual Leave entitlement of 27 days increasing with continued service

  • NHS Pension Scheme

  • Continuous Professional Development

  • Career Progression opportunities

  • Flexible working, allowing you to maintain work-life balance

  • Access to LGBT, BAME, Disability and Carers Forums

  • Wellbeing and support programmes

  • A wide range of NHS discounts


  • - Qualified as RMN, BSc/DipSW, BSc OT.

  • - Experience in assessment and management of mental health issues, clinical risk and managing own case load.

  • - Ability to build positive working relationships, respecting and valuing others.

  • - Encouraging nature to support others to develop themselves and the service through improvement, innovation and continuous development.

We would welcome applicants from newly qualified staff or Band 5 nurses who may not fit the Band 6 person specification but would like to develop their expertise in a community mental health setting.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Kerry Shaw on 01905 681758 or


Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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