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Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Professional to join the CHPSS team. The team is commissioned by the Department of Levelling up Housing and communities to provide support for people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness.

The team works in partnership with P3, a housing & support provider, CGL's drug support service and Adult Social Care. We provide a holistic service to address the challenges that result from rough sleeping, aiming to improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.

The team currently employs a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and two Substance Workers. We have been awarded more funding and have recently employed a Psychology Assistant and a Lived Experience Support Worker, we will be shortly employing a Psychologist.

It's a great time to work for the team as we are a relatively new group. There are lots of opportunities for creativity and development, we encourage you to bring your ideas and experience to the table. I would also hope that as we grow, we will develop closer working links with the Complex Emotional Needs Team and the Criminal Justice Liaison team.

The work is community based, visiting people who are currently rough sleeping, in temporary accommodation and supported accommodation.

The team provides a planned needs lead 9am-5pm five days a week service. The hours are 37.5 per week 9am - 5pm. 'Flexible' working arrangements will be considered.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for service users who are experiencing common, acute mental health and longer-term recovery needs
  • Optimise the service users' ability to engage with Health & Social Care services and Housing and Homelessness services
  • Support development of new team
  • Work intensively with a small caseload alongside Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Administration colleagues.
  • Work in direct partnership with representatives from Homeless Outreach, Social Care and Substance Misuse services
  • Pre-interview visits or phone calls very welcome.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RMN) Essential
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Evidence of formal post registration learning



  • Ability to travel around the locality as requested, independently and efficiently. A full valid UK driving licence is required.

Professional Knowledge


  • Knowledge of the different approaches to mental health assessment
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and health and social care needs


  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and health and social care needs

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust






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