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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Enhanced Community Service
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
G Block, Hospital Road
Bury St Edmunds
£28,050 to £36,644 gross per annum
24/02/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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The Bury South, Enhanced Community Pathway are looking at employing a very enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Mental Health Nurse to join our team and promote the needs of the adults within our community.

The Enhanced Community Care Pathway (ECP) aims to offer Service Users, for whom traditional CMHT contact has not been successful, an innovative, and socially inclusive approach towards their individual journey of recovery. The team works with a formulation model, delivering a wide range of evidence based individual and group interventions. We have strong links with the Recovery College, with team members co-producing courses alongside Service User and Carer colleagues.

This multi-disciplinary team includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurses, Mental Health Social Workers, Psychologists, and Support Workers. We work as an integrated health and social care team with good links to the community to promote independence as they move towards their recovery and discharge from secondary services.

Our team and service is committed to supporting you in developing career pathways within the community and retaining good quality and experienced staff. If your answer is 'yes', then this team, who are based in Bury St Edmunds would love to speak to you. 

Our aim is to improve service delivery and service user experience, and outcomes. We are fully committed and motivated in supporting you as an individual whilst enabling the team to deliver high quality care to older people.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews are due to be held on 6th March 2019 (subject to change).

*This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3000.  This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months).  The premium is taxable.  Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some it, as follows:  100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months; 50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment.*

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

James Nilsen-Clarke, Community Team Manager on 01284 733188 or 07795 847242

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431