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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2019.

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Liaison & Diversion Practitioner

Job Reference: 285-1263-MH

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 MH Liaison & Police Diversion
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

To apply for this post please go to NHS Jobs using the below reference number. Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Please note, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

The successful applicant will be notified in the same manner that they have applied. For example, online applicants will be notified via NHS Jobs using the email address provided (your NHS Jobs username). All further correspondence will be via the same method, so it is important that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account after the closing date for this post. For paper applications, applicants will be notified by post.

Black Country Liaison & Diversion Service

                                    Police Station and Custody Suite

                                   Band 6 Nurse (either RMN or RNLD)

37.5 hours per week (Shifts over working week of 7 days)

Fixed Term Contract to cover for Maternity Leave (8 Months)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced mental health practitioner, to work in the Black Country’s Liaison and Diversion Service, to provide cover for maternity leave from 1/1/20 for 8 months. The successful applicant would be working at either Wolverhampton Police Station or Sandwell’s 60 cell Custody Suite. The L&D service provide high quality assessments of those people detained by the Police, who may present with any vulnerability to include; mental health, personality issues, learning disability, head injury etc. The service will be delivered to people of all ages including those under the age of 18yrs.

 This exciting service is currently funded by NHS England and is delivered by a joint partnership between the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust. We are known as a Wave 2 site and have been in operation since 2015.

 The successful nurse applicant must be experienced in risk assessment, highly motivated and someone who is looking for a new challenge and have the skills to make a difference.

 Applicants must be RMN or RNLD qualified and have experience in working with service users with complex mental health needs within a community setting.

The service is for both male and female service users and as the Black Country area consists of a diverse population, staff would need to be mindful and skilled to work with people of different ethnicities, nationalities, religious belief and backgrounds. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate experience of working with both adults and children/young people.

 For further information or expression of interest please contact

Dawn Homer, Service Manager Tel 01922 607054 or Dominic Fisher, Clinical Lead Tel: 07817 563040.


Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who are our patients and as such uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to identify candidates who are unsuitable to work with our patients.

If you are applying for a post involving access to persons in receipt of health services, your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is a Registered Body with DBS and will ask eligible candidates to apply for a Disclosure as one of our pre-employment checks. Candidates should be aware that failure to reveal information relating to any convictions could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. As such candidates applying for posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services are required to declare all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings both in their application and subsequent declaration if invited to interview.

Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having a conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background of your offence. The Trust has a statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available to all applicants.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an Standard or Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust after 1st January 2019 must maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust, the cost of which will be reimbursed by the Trust.

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.

UK Registration

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

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