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Band 6 - Mental Health Practitioner - NMC

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119414-RO

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community - Planned Treatment
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£32,306 - £39,027

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.

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner-NMC registered Mental Health or Learning Disability nurses.

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.

Due to career progressions, we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join our fantastic community mental teams at West Leicestershire (based in Hinckley) and North West Leicestershire (based in Coalville) planned treatment team. If you are a Registered Nurse with mental health experience, then please contact us for an informal chat about the role. We welcome applications from Band 5 Nurses with inpatient experience.

We currently have a hybrid model of base and home working and are continuing the use of a combination of platforms for patient contact which include Attend Anywhere video software, face to face and phone.

If you are thinking about a role within adult planned care and treatment in the community, but are unsure, please give us call and come to the team base to meet us for a cuppa and a chat.

Our teams are very welcoming, supportive, fun and friendly. We provide assessment and treatment interventions for patients 18-65 years old with severe and enduring mental illness in a recovery focused way. Come and join us and be a part of something great, add your skills and further develop your knowledge.

We are looking for people that:

  • Have an enthusiastic, can do attitude.
  • Enjoy being a team player as well as being able to work on own initiative.
  • Have excellent documentation skills in terms of record keeping.
  • Have previous experience of working with mental illness either in an inpatient or community setting.
  • Are positive and enthusiastic in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of recovery principles and interventions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Have good IT skills or a willingness to embrace the learning.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure when required.
  • The ability to manage the demands of a case load and plan diary effectively.
  • Be able to effectively support and supervise junior staff and students.

In return we offer a robust induction, supervision and ongoing training. We are very supportive teams that always help each other out and will help you to develop your career. There are excellent opportunities with adult mental health community for promotion and career progression.

Please contact

Team Leads: Elaine Kirt/Alex Butcher (Hinckley) or Louise Bown/Asha Auckloo (Coalville)


Team Manager: Helen Rutter for more information or to arrange an informal visit on 01455 443950.


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.

UK Registration

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

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