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Band 7 Clinical Lead Senior Mental Health Practitioner (AFC)

Job Reference: 313-A-21-95392-SG3

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Adult Mental Health
£40,057 -£45,839 AFC

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust


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Band 7 Senior Mental Health Practitioner (based in Primary Care)

Are you passionate about mental health?

This summer we’ve been recruiting for a brand-new mental health role to
work alongside our GP partners. To date we’ve had 18 MHP’s join our team and they’re already starting to make an impact in our local communities. There are a further 6 MHP opportunities to join our team and work with Primary Care Networks.

The role will be based in GP Practices, the Community base and some homeworking.

Want to know more about the new mental health practitioner roles?

You will be assigned to one of the twenty-five Primary Care Network's (PCNs) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to work autonomously in GP Practice to provide mental health leadership and implement clinical processes. In addition to undertaking mental health assessments you will take on a caseload of highly complex service users to provide therapeutic interventions and coordinate their care. Ideal candidates will also be qualified to prescribe and support with medication changes.

The Role:

  • Providing specialist clinical knowledge and interventions to service users in primary care setting. This will include working with the practice team to support service users with highly complex mental health needs/serious mental illness.

The Successful Candidate will:

Be an experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of highly complex mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative.

Why work with us:

It is an exciting time for mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are rated as the most improved area in the country after making many improvements to our services over the last 18 months. Our community offer is undergoing a major transformation and with this will bring opportunities for progression, personal development and further training. This role is significant in moving towards an integrated care system approach and successful candidates will be trailblazing this new approach.

We are committed to a recovery and person-centred approach that focuses on helping individuals to identify their strengths and potential to maintain their own mental health and well-being. Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK and therefore we welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds who reflect and understand the socio-cultural barriers people face.

We are committed to supporting our staff and provide a range of psychologically informed and profession specific supervision as well as a Trust-wide health and well-being offer.

If successfully shortlisted you will be invited to an interview which will consist of a presentation and an interview (via MS Teams).

To date, we have recruited 18 Mental Health Practitioners (MHP’s) to work with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Primary Care Networks. We are still looking to recruit an additional 6 MHP’s to work in the following areas: Beacon, Hinckley Central, City Care Alliance, Millenium, The Leicester Foxes and Belgrave and Spinney.

For further information / informal enquiries, please organise via Tracy Bessant,

or mobile: 

07886 522271


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

For rostered areas, 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 new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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