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Mental Health Practitioner-Eligible for Golden Hello Incentive

Job Reference: 364-A-1636-C

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214 - £30,112 pa (pro rata for part time)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring!

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our services include:

Mental health services

  • We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

  • Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

  • We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

  • We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the organisations values and behaviours.

This role is eligible to receive a Golden Hello Incentive – please contact the recruitment team on 01375 364652 to find out more.

New band 5 and 6 community nurses are offered the opportunity to apply for fast track programmes to support rapid progression to the next band.

Mental Health Practitioner


EPUT is currently undertaking a substantial transformation project within our community mental health services, something of which supports the NHS 5 Year forward plan and the increase in mental health funding announced by the Government.

Due to these exciting changes we are looking for a mental health practitioner to join the EPUT team in our Emergency Response and Urgent Care Team. This post is open to individuals with a RMN or HCPC registration in nursing, occupational therapy or social work with a passion for mental health.

The successful candidate will be a member of the multidisciplinary team, working in a fast pace community urgent care pathway offering a community response to those experiencing a mental health crisis.

You will have the responsibility for participating in planning, implementation/evaluation and ongoing review of treatment plans for individuals where crisis has been assessed.

You will work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners to provide a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day service, 365 days a year, working shifts were appropriate and operationally required.

This role will be working on a 12 hour shift pattern and is eligible for unsocial hour payments of time plus 30% on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any week day after 8 pm and before 6 am and time plus 60% on Sundays and Public Holidays (midnight to midnight) enhancement on Sundays and bank holidays as well as your normal rate.

EPUT has in place excelling training and development opportunities allowing our staff access to strong career pathways, including a Trust bank that all new staff can automatically join to earn additional income or expand on their experience and knowledge in different patient areas.

This post is also eligible for the Trusts relocation package of up to £6,000 to support moving costs, for more information on the relocation package please contact Paige Bradford Brown, Recruitment and Retention Manager on 01375 364513.

This post attracts a £250 refer a friend incentive. If you are successful at interview and start before 31 March 2020 having been referred to the Trust by a friend currently working at EPUT, you will receive £250 split between you and your friend (subject to tax and NI).


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further clinical information please contact Susan Shorter on



As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on 01375 364513 or email and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs reguarly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

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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