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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Adult mental health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Haymills House
£30,401 - £37,267 gross per annum
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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 Central Integrated Delivery Team, (IDT), is a community mental health team serving Mid-Suffolk.  It is situated in Stowmarket, which is a small market town serving the local rural villages and surrounding areas.

The Central IDT offers a variety of evidence based interventions to adults aged 25 plus, who are experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. The team is very supportive and works with a variety of different agencies to promote the recovery of the individuals referred to the service.

The team consists of nurses,  social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, support workers  and doctors who work well together .There are processes to review our work, to develop areas of good practice, therapeutic skills and support learning and development of staff.

We are looking for mental health nurses, social workers or occupational therapists or equivalent with experience and skills in working with adults who have diagnosed  with depression, Bi polar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders.  

The team has had excellent feedback from patients, students and other departments. The vacancy has arisen due to promotional opportunities and new opportunities in the trust.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house 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
  • Relocation packages.

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

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 are to be 4thJuly 2019, 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.

Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobs

We would consider applications from external candidates for relocation/removal expenses based on individual circumstances.

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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

Michael Hecht, Social Care Team manager - 01449 745200