Community Mental Health Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Ellesmere Port
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000** please see T& C's for further information

We welcome applications that would be suitable for a band 5/band 6 development role.

We are pleased to share the opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse to join a transformed Community Mental Health Team. The successful candidate would be joining a fantastic team who support each other and strive to deliver an exceptional service for its patients.

We have robust systems in place to ensure that care can be delivered safely for patients and staff & we currently are managing full time CPN caseloads at a capacity of approximately 20 to ensure you have the opportunity to have an impact on a service users recovery journey whilst being supported to develop yourself. In addition we are looking for a full time nurse to join our Patient Led Care nurses who work with patients who no longer require intensive support.

We support the development of Clinical Skills so that we can deliver evidence based interventions for patients including accessing training in Structured Clinical Management, Psychological Therapies and Complex Risk Management. The successful candidate would therefore be joining a highly skilled & supportive team with a range of disciplines and expertise available within the team including nurses of varying backgrounds, occupational therapists, clinical support workers, associate practitioners, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and administrative staff.

Main duties of the job

You will form part of an MDT and provide consultation and support to the team during MDT forums such as a weekly case discussion meeting & daily Safety Huddle.

CPN's within our Intensive Support Pathway are responsible for working with a caseload of patients towards their recovery goals. CPN's within our Patient Led Care Pathway facilitate assessments, clinics, short term interventions and crisis care. Both pathways require specialist knowledge of evidence based interventions and approaches for a wide range of mental health disorders and need to be highly skilled in assessing and managing risks associated with a patients mental health needs. To support CPN's we have developed a Triage system that helps you identify appropriate timeframes for responses so that you can prioritize clinical duties in an evidence based way.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • RMN / OT/ SW
  • Appropriate Professional Registration (NMC, HCP, SWE etc)

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Knowledge and expertise of working with adults with mental health needs


  • Knowledge and experience of working with patients subject to Community Treatment Orders.



  • 2 years post registration experience.

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

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Cherrybank Resource Centre

Wellington Road

Ellesmere Port

CH65 0BY

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