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Mental Health Team Lead Primary Care

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Rural West Primary Care Network (PCN) and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are excited to be jointly recruiting a Specialist Mental Health Practitioner to lead our PCN's Mental Health Team across the Rural West PCN. We welcome applications from any registered professional background where you have significant experience working within mental health services and current UK registration.

Rural West PCN comprises of two Partnerships in rural north Hampshire, providing high quality and personalised care for patients, Tadley Medical Partnership and Watership Down Health (Overton,Kingsclere and Oakley). Primary Care offers an excellent work life balance with Monday to Friday working patterns and no weekend or bank holiday work.

Working with our established Multidisciplinary Primary Care Mental Health team, this role is fundamental to the development and delivery of the PCNs primary mental health care offer. This team comprises staff employed by the PCN, Andover Mind and Southern Health with wellbeing practitioners, peer support workers and social prescribers already in post and supported by other clinical members of the PCN and Southern Health including the PCN Manager, Clinical Directors and Mental Health Primary Care team Manager for Mid and North Hampshire. The role provides clinical leadership and supports the day-to-day operation of the Primary Care Mental Health Team and will support with development of the service and provides direct clinical care to patients within our surgeries.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical and managerial leadership to the day-to-day operation of the integrated clinical team, monitoring workload, allocating duties and ensuring duties are discharged safely and effectively.

To supervise the day-to-day work of the clinical team, and provide expertise and guidance in complex and high risk cases, in line with Trust and Local Authority policies and procedures.

To champion a culture based on principles of recovery, choice and personalised care, providing a role model to the rest of the team.

To take a proactive approach to caseload supervision and management to ensure that practitioner skills are matched to clinical need, and that service users are able to 'flow' through pathways of care.

To deputise for the Community Transformation Manager as required.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification with current uk registration to practice (e.g. NMC, HCPC, BABCP) and post graduate experience working in mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Oakley Road




SO16 4GX

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