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Primary Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Mariner House
£28,050 - £36,644 gross per annum
27/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

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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Are you a motivated mental health professional who enjoys new challenges?

Are you comfortable working alone in a variety of settings?

Have you a wealth of experience to bring to our team?

We are a team of 20 Mental Health Professionals, 19 nurses and 1 Occupational Therapist. We work in GP surgeries under the Wellbeing Suffolk Team. We are looking for a full time person to work in East Suffolk. You would be working in GP surgeries running clinics and providing consultancy and education to the practice and also to the wider primary care team.

You would be based at Mariner House in Ipswich but the majority of your time would be spent in surgeries or other community based resources. You will be required to attend meetings and supervision and take student nurses on placements. You need to have valid up to date mentor status.

This could be a year of significant change for our team so you would need to be adaptable and flexible. You may be asked to assist in piloting new ways of working.

We work with a duty system which requires cover from 8 till 8 Monday to Friday.

You would be part of this rota. This involves roughly 2 shifts a month doing either an 8 till 2 or a 2 till 8 shift.


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
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews will be on the 6th February, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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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

Suzanne Wyard 01473 296110

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137