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Community Mental Health Nurse – Band 5/6

Job Reference: 327-19-057

2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Colliers Court
B5- £23,023-£29,608, B6- £28,050-£36,644 PA PR

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2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Please note:

  • The band 5 JD&PS can be found under the Job Description and Person Specification link to the right hand side

  • The band 6 JD&PS can be found under the Additional Document link to the right hand side

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse – Band 5 or 6 depending on experience, to work within the Forest of Dean Recovery Team.

We are a highly motivated multidisciplinary team delivering high quality, person centred assessment and treatment, with a strong focus on promoting independence and enhancing opportunities for social engagement. The Recovery Team works with Adults of Working Age (18 and over) with a range of serious mental health problems, helping them with their Recovery.

The successful applicant would need experience of working with clients with mental health problems, helping them to manage their illness and work towards their recovery, be flexible and able to work effectively in a busy but rewarding environment. We work within an Assessment and Care management framework to specific service specifications with defined quality and performance indicators.

Applicants will:

Have community experience or equivalent within mental health services.

Be self-motivated.

Be organised, able to effectively manage and care coordinate an active caseload.

Have excellent communication and problem solving skills.

Have a flexible and creative approach, and relish a challenge.

Be able to work autonomously and as part of a team (will be subject to lone working).

Show evidence of continuous professional development.

Be able to transport self around the locality and undertake indicated statutory and mandatory training.

In return you will have opportunities and commitment from team and manager:

Developing your skills within the specialist assessments and treatments delivered by the team.

Gaining experience working alongside other teams and gain insight into their operations.

Sharing in team success, developments and job satisfaction.

Receiving statutory / mandatory and specific training pertinent to the specialty

Regular individual supervision as well as that from weekly MDT.

A voice and recognition within the team, and encouraged and supported to make contribution.

Appraisal and personal development plan.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

For further details regarding this opportunity, please contact Mandy Carpenter, Team Manager, on 01594 593069 or email

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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