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Perinatal Community Practitioner

Job Reference: 301-VA-22-147652

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 - £39,027

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated perinatal community practitioner to join our expanding Perinatal Mental Health Team. Applications welcomed from mental health nursing, social worker and occupational therapists. We are a specialist service that strives to deliver excellent standards of care to expectant and new mothers with severe and complex mental health problems


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of expanding service and to help shape the future of perinatal mental health care in Shropshire. You will be joining a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team with extensive training opportunities along with regular supervision, reflective practice and opportunity for career progression. Perinatal and maternal mental health services in Shropshire won The Positive Practice in Mental Health (PPiMH) Award in 2021.


As a member of the team you would provide specialist assessments and interventions to women and families during pregnancy, delivery and up to 24 months postpartum. The post holder will continue to develop upon our strong links with Midwifery, Health Visiting, Maternal Mental Health Service, Family Nurse Partnership, Adult Mental Health, IAPT, CAMHS services and voluntary sectors.



Our collective agreed vision, towards which we all strive, is that all women, babies and families in Shropshire have easy access to the very best care for their mental health during pregnancy and postnatally


Our collective agreed values are:

  • Be patient and child centred, understanding and meeting individual and population needs, with high quality, evidence based and innovative approaches to care of patients, babies and their families.
  • Work flexibly, collaboratively, transparently and honestly with women, families, and others involved in their care, with respect and trust for each other’s experience, knowledge, skills and contributions.
  • Support each other in delivering and continuously improving care to our whole population, nurturing our empowerment, enthusiasm and motivation.


The PMHT cover Telford and Shropshire area. The team base is in Bridgnorth. We have adapted to new ways of working due to pandemic, and some of the blended working developments will continue as clinically indicated. The team works closely with the Brockington Mother and Baby Unit in Stafford, and with the Staffordshire Community Perinatal Mental Health Team.


We welcome applications from everyone, irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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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