Senior Community Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata for part time
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
An opportunity has arisen within the Chelmsford Specialist Community Mental Health Team. The team is going through a exciting change of redefining our geographical boundaries leading to an wider client base while still having access to a large psychology department.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to �8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

Main duties of the job

The team is dynamic/supportive/motivating and a multi disciplinary service. We look to empower all our staff ensuring everyone has equal opportunities to support the clients under our care. The successful candidates will hold a caseload of service users and a number of responsibilities that include assessment and coordination of care needs, supporting the team duty function, and carrying out initial assessments.

Previous applicants need not apply.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have an exciting psycho educational group program which all new members of the team are encouraged to support and participate in if they are interested.

You will be expected to plan and implement evidence-based care to the service users and their carers. You will have the support and supervision of the management team, and as a Band 6 clinician, you will be expected to act as a role model and resource for junior or less experienced staff.

Successful applicants will benefit from regular and consistent 1:1 support, a high level of support through regular caseload reviews with our in house Flow & Capacity Lead, and meaningful professional development. You will have the opportunity to spend time with our comprehensive psychology department.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

Driving Licence


  • Full UK Driving Licence



  • Post qualification experience


  • Previous Care Coordinator experience



  • Able to understand responsibilities under MHA 83/07/CPA and Care Act


  • Experience completing social circumstances reports, attending MHA tribunals, and monitoring and assessing S117 needs

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


C& E Centre

New London Road



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