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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2019.

Band 6 Specialist Recovery Practitioner - Wiltshire

Job Reference: 342-WTS278-1119

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Chippenham/ Devizes, Chippenham/ Devizes
From £30,401 per annum




NEW CMHT (north east Wiltshire) has a vacancy for a band 6 post. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team. You must be professionally registered and have experience in mental health. You must have good communication skills and be able to manage a complex caseload with a wide variety of patient needs. Having experience of this would be distinct advantage. We would require a minimum of 18-months post-qualification experience.

We are an ageless service and we aim to keep staff working within their area of expertise. However, this also means you can draw upon the expertise and skill-set of the whole team, enhancing your own abilities, as well as learning something new.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in working with people towards their recovery. We pride ourselves on creating a supportive working environment and will therefore offer regular clinic, managerial and peer supervision. You will also receive guidance from the team manager, senior practitioner and senior team members during the first few months of the post to help you settle into the post as working in a new environment can be challenging.

We are continually looking to develop our psychological interventions within the team to improve the overall experience of both service users and carers. We are developing our skills in working with people within group settings and to this end; we have developed groups for both service users and carers. We support our band 6’s in facilitating these groups and work closely with our colleagues in the psychological therapies dept. These groups are proving popular for both clients, carers and staff.

The team works Monday to Friday with the core hours of 9-5 and covers a large geographical area. We will supply you with a laptop and a smartphone to help reduce your travelling time.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details please contact Chris McKenna or Mandy Duxberry on 01380 731358 for an informal discussion or visit.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

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.

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

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