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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/01/2020.

Health Connector

Job Reference: 348-PSE-097B

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Winter Pressures
Havant, Fareham & Gosport
£18,813 to £20,795 pa based on full time hours

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.


We are looking for enthusiastic people to boost our existing Extended Primary Care Team as part of an integrated system working to keep people well at home. Our services cover a wide geographical area including Fareham & Gosport and South East Hampshire. We have two 22.5 hour posts are available with bases in Gosport, Fareham and/or Havant.



You will be joining a leading organisation that is both forward thinking and innovative. Southern Health Foundation Trust is committed to improving the quality of community health services across Hampshire and takes pride in rewarding the success of its staff. The applicant is afforded structured professional supervision and an annual appraisal.


These positions are designed to contribute to avoiding hospital admission and use of social care services, facilitating and enabling people to keep well in their own homes. Clients accessing this service will be predominantly (but not exclusively) in the older age group. This post offers the opportunity to work collaboratively across primary and secondary care, Adult Services, the community and voluntary sector.


The roles are about coordinating care and support across organisations/teams, referring and signposting people to relevant support to enable them to keep well. Working as part of a team which brings medical and non-medical professions together, this role provides proactive holistic care.


The successful candidates would complete a period of induction and will be required to assume responsibility for coordinating a plan of support, working within a scope of practice autonomously. The successful applicants will be expected to lead on support planning and identification of person centred goals. The applicant will need to possess excellent communication skills and be competent in linking with the larger multidisciplinary team across the system.

The successful applicant will be proficient, knowledgeable and competent. They will continue to develop in their role through the acquisition of further skills, knowledge and competencies, to be determined by the needs of patients, the service and the team.


This job involves a proportionate amount of time driving, you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car for work.


For more information, please contact Donna Simpson 02382 311154


We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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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