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Mental Health Development Lead - Leicestershire

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum and pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new and challenging role? Are you a Registered Clinician or HCPC registered clinician with a passion for supportingunderstanding around Mental Health?

As part of our new Mental Health Strategy, EMAS has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiasticapplicant to join our Quality Directorate as a Mental Health Development Lead to support the delivery of quality care to our patients experiencing Mental Health crisis.

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provides emergency and urgent services for 4.8 million people, covering approximately 6,452 square miles across the East Midlands in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Nottinghamshire, and Northamptonshire.

A total of 3,983 people is employed at 70 facilities, including ambulance stations, community ambulance stations (smaller facilities, often shared buildings with other organisations allowing our crews to 'stand-by' in strategic locations in-between responses to 999 calls), two Emergency Operations Centres, training and support team offices and fleet workshops.

Approximately 12% of on scene presentations are currently of a primary clinical diagnosis of mental health. We are looking for someone who wants to improve the service received and enhance quality care by supporting both front line crews and the wider EMAS Mental Health Strategy.

Main duties of the job

EMAS are undertaking a Mental Health Strategy with a vision to improve the services experienced by those in mental health crisis in line with NHS Long Term Plan ambitions. This role will undertake training of front-line staff during real time working in managing patients with mental health crisis/presentations following receipt of a Train the Trainer Mental Health Package.

The Mental Health Development Lead will also be a point of contact for system wide partners on progressing the Mental Health Strategy alongside the EMAS Mental Health Strategic Lead. It is anticipated that the role will require 60% of the role's time for front line training with 40% for supporting the wider system strategy.

About us

You will be working with the Trust's Mental Health Lead for EMAS with support from the Division's Senior Managers within Leicestershire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide training, development, and assessment for clinical staff to the standards as set out during training delivered to the Mental Health Development Leads via a Train the Trainer Model.

Participate in and support clinical audit activities as required.

Maintain professional registration where applicable and continue to professionally develop within national and local guidelines in order to deliver patient care to professional standards.

To provide mentoring and where appropriate facilitation to front line emergency workers.

Work in locality to provide mentoring, training and supervision to various members of staff to cover identified skills gaps.

When requested produce written reports for internal and external meetings/publications on a range of Mental Health issues.

Provide assessment and remedial training for members of the Trust following referrals from other directorates.

Provide feedback on evaluation to the Mental Health Strategic Lead to ensure quality monitoring and screening of the training process.

Take part in activities, which will lead to personal and / or team growth.

Contribute to the clinical and operational development of longer-term plans, the Mental Health Strategy and decision making.

Support the delivery of improvements in regional and divisional mental health pathways and projects to enable improved patient care and enhanced quality of service provision.

To monitor clinical and quality performance within their area of responsibility and take corrective action as required, to sustain and improve performance.

Be a divisional representative with external stakeholders as part of the wider EMAS Mental Health Strategy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Development


  • HCPC State Registered Paramedic OR Registered Nurse OR Registered Allied Health Professional
  • Portfolio of CPD evidence showing commitment to personal development.
  • Willingness to undertake any training deemed necessary for the fulfilment of duties
  • Clinical degree


  • Teaching Qualification / Assessing Qualification
  • Knowledge of Ambulance Service and Mental Health
  • Robust evidence of experience and understanding of the wider health care system management



  • Minimum of 2 years clinical/operational experience
  • Experience of working with other health professionals
  • Ability to deal with emotional and distressing situations
  • Demonstrable professional conduct, openness and inclusion
  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
  • Working unsupervised and on own initiative to deliver Trust priorities.


  • Experience of working with external stakeholders.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Registered paramedic, registered nurse or allied health professional role
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills
  • Planning skills and able to prioritise across a number of areas in a dynamically changing environment
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills
  • IT skills


  • Understanding of Ambulance Service Policies, Procedures and Strategy and of broader NHS/Ambulance issues.
  • Use of Powerpoint, Outlook and Word
  • Ability to analyse data and report on the data effectively.

Personal Attributes


  • Professional and personal credibility
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrates high level of emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrates resilience, confidence and self- belief when under pressure
  • Demonstrates flexibility

Employer details

Employer name

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Home based with travel



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