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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/09/2022.


Job Reference: 274-LPFT8299

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Support Team
Grantham or Spalding
£20,330 to £21,777 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

The Mental Health Support Teams are jointly delivered by NHS and Department of Education and are currently sited within local schools in Lincoln and Gainsborough and Boston and Skegness.

The service is now expanding to the Grantham, Sleaford and Spalding areas and we are recruiting for a B3 Administrator for these teams. The base is to be either Grantham or Spalding.

Do you have good administration skills, experience of working in a busy office environment with a high level of competency in Microsoft 365 packages, along with having a NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Business and Administration, or equivalent, or relevant experience?

Staff receive regular management supervision, an annual appraisal and other support will be provided, including additional training to support this role if required.

You will provide a high standard of administration duties working alongside and supporting the clinical team to deliver high quality patient centred care. The main duties include processing referrals received into the team, inputting them onto our clinical system RiO, helping to manage the team’s data/housekeeping reports using Excel and reporting systems. You will also be responsible for taking messages as well as other duties including typing and formatting letters, taking notes of meetings, as well as some building administrative responsibilities, such as covering reception.

You will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as having an exemplary telephone manner. You will need to be friendly, approachable, a well organised efficient team player who uses initiative and have the ability to organise and prioritise own workload, whilst being able to work under pressure to face the unique challenges of the service. It is also important you have good diary management skills.

The post is for 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday).

For further information regarding this role, please contact Petula Price, Lead Administrator.

The successful applicant may need to travel around this large rural county and will need to be able to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.



We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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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