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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/05/2022.

Band 6 - Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119961-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health Services
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.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Do you enjoy fast-paced, varied work?

Would you like to be part of a dynamic, supportive team?

We have vacancies within our team for Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners who have a passion to provide quality care to our patients. We are looking for experienced professionals who are innovative and passionate about mental health. We welcome applications from Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with experience of supporting people with complex mental health needs and their carers within community settings. We welcome applications for full-time or part-time hours.

Based at the Neville Centre at Leicester General Hospital, and currently a Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 service, the team of Band 6 RMNs, supported by a Band 7 Service Lead and our admin staff, covers the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area. Travel is minimized by the use of remote working where possible. As part of MHSOP community services, our team accesses medical support from the wider service.

Our team has a dual remit:

To triage referrals into MHSOP

To provide a timely response to address immediate risk. This major aspect of our service involves carrying out a thorough mental health assessment, and liaising with other health and social care professionals as required in order to meet the needs of our patients. The team works with patients with organic and functional illness, and our involvement is short-term. Each day is varied and at times challenging, but above all is extremely rewarding.

The key skills required for these roles include the ability to demonstrate excellent on-going assessment, risk assessment and problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills. You will be expected to demonstrate leadership behaviours and ability to support and develop the team in conjunction with the team lead.

We are currently engaged with our colleagues within the Mental Health Directorate of Leicestershire Partnership Trust in our Step up to Great strategy, as we seek to develop and transform mental health services. You will be involved in these exciting new developments. As part of this development you will be required to work some weekend and evening hours.

If this post is of interest and you would like to be part of our team, please take a look at the attached Job Description and Person Specification. If you require further information or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact:

Grace Malinga, Service Lead, at or call 0116 295 6887


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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