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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/03/2020.

Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Job Reference: 285-1262-MH

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 MH Worcester L&D
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is the major provider of mental health services to people of all ages in Sandwell and Wolverhampton, specialist health learning disability services in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We also provide community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley.

Our vision is to improve health and well-being for people of all ages across the Black Country. There are over 2000 staff working in our Trust. Our staff carry out a wide range of roles, working together to provide integrated care and support to all those using our services. Frontline staff working in the trust include mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, healthcare support workers, health visitors, school nurses, allied health professionals (such as psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists).

Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website.

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Liaison and Diversion Practitioner, Kidderminster

Band 6

Hours 37.5


Ref No – 285-1262-MH

Worcestershire Liaison & Diversion Service


An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced mental health practitioner to work in the Worcestershire Liaison and Diversion Service working across the Worcestershire geographical area and based in Worcester and Kidderminster Police station

The service was awarded by NHS England as part of a joint bid in full partnership between Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and The Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The service will include providing high quality assessments of people detained by the Police, people attending Court and voluntary attendee’s, who may present with vulnerabilities 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.

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


    • The applicant will be required to work across 7 days per week working over a 12 hour period 8.00am – 8.00pm)
    • Shifts work on 2 x 8am-4pm and 2x 8am- 8pm

Applicants for the post must be suitably qualified practitioner and have experience in working with service users with complex mental health needs within a community setting.

Funding for the service is until March 2021 as agreed between NHS England and the Treasury. All posts will be offered substantively to the successful candidates.

The successful applicant will be able to deliver high quality care to both male and female service users. They must also be able to demonstrate experience of working with both adults and children/youths.

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be coming together as one organisation through a merger to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on 1st April 2020. Our aim is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible, responsive services and we believe the best way to do that is to join forces. As a bigger trust, we will have the scale to strengthen and even grow some of our services. It will also help us create long term sustainability and enable us to have a stronger voice for mental health, learning disabilities and children’s services across the Black Country. We are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working with us.

For further information or expression of interest please contact:

Sally Hilton, Liaison and Diversion Court Practitioner –

Lucy Eyre, Service Manager -

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

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 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.

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

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.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

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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