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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2021.

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-95841-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester & Leicestershire
£31,365 - £37,890

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.

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

It is an exciting time for mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our community mental health offer is undergoing a major transformation and we are searching for people with a range of skills and a passion to deliver great mental health services.

We are looking for qualified individuals from MH nursing, allied health profession and social care backgrounds who have experience of supporting individuals with a range of complex mental health needs. Ideal candidates will also have experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team to support individuals and groups of people to recover and gain skills to maintain their mental health and well-being.

We want individuals working in our teams to demonstrate a commitment to a recovery approach and working collaboratively with the people who use our services. We are also looking for people who can develop relationships and work in an integrated way with a range of practitioners from outside of the NHS including; primary care, social care and the voluntary-community sector.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have previous experience of working with mental illness either in an inpatient or community setting.
  • The ability to manage the demands of a case load and plan diary effectively.
  • Have a commitment to and a working knowledge of recovery principles and interventions.
  • Enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team as well as being able to work on own initiative.
  • Are enthusiastic, positive and ready to work in a transformative environment

In return we offer a robust induction, supportive supervision and ongoing training opportunities. We are very supportive teams that always help each other out and help you to develop your career.

Please contact Acting Team Manager Helen Rutter for more information or an informal chat about these roles on 01530453800 or to arrange a Teams meeting to find out more.


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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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