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Living Well Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Base TBC
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to welcome applicants to join our new Living Well teams across the City of Manchester.

Living Well is a new service, co-designed by people with lived experience and key partners, designed to bridge the gap between existing primary and secondary care services. Working in partnership with GMMH and VCSE organisations it will offer a service which is trauma informed, holistic, person led and community based.We are committed to doing things differently and trying new things.

Our values for Living Well in Manchester are:
  • Wholeheartedly Working TogetherReally being in the room: welcoming and appreciating one another sharing our skills, talents, experience, knowledge, networks and providing constructive feedback
  • The Desire to UnderstandSeeking to listen, encouraging dialogue, being open to diverse voices and perspectives: deliberately going outside of/away from the status quo in search of insight
  • People & PlacesFinding ways to unlock the considerable potential of individuals, communities and organisations across our city to make services and the system better
  • Opportunistic BraverySeizing chances as they arise to try things, learn lessons and generate fresh ideas: we will not let this opportunity slip through our fingers

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

This advert is for an enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Practitioner (MH Nurse, MH Social Worker, OT - other professional qualifications considered) who wants to try a new way of working and is dedicated to caring for service users. There are three roles available - one for each of North, Central and South Manchester. Location preferences will be discussed at interview.

We take flexible working seriously and are keen to have flexible working discussions with any applicant.

We are especially keen to welcome applicants with lived experience to this post.

Selection processOur selection process will have two parts:
  • We will be inviting shortlisted applicants to a Getting to Know You Session on Thursday 20th July 2023. This will be part of the formal selection process and will operate as a session to meet with key stakeholders and people with lived experience and to see how applicants fit within our beliefs and values.
  • Candidates who are successful at the first stage will be invited to a more formal interview the following week.
  • Please drop us an email if you'd like to discuss further.

Manchester Living Well will initially begin as a prototype (one in each locality) so you need to be prepared to try new things, evaluate and learn as you go along.

See job description and person spec for more details.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see above and attached Person Spec and Job Description.

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Community experience


  • Professional qualification


  • Community experience



  • Values and ethos

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Living Well Manchester (North, Central or South)

To be determined

Base TBC

M8 5RB

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