This job has expired

Rough Sleepers Initiative Lead

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to take the lead in providing nursing and social care in the community for homeless people who are not already in contact with statutory services.

We are looking for a candidate with robust clinical expertise who is also able to demonstrate progressive skills in clinical leadership and management.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

The candidate will be required to take the lead in providing nursing and social care in the community for homeless people who are not already in contact with statutory services.

To manage pathway from street to support individual service users within the context of a multidisciplinary team, including engagement, assessment and care planning aimed at improving mental health and accessing housing.

The needs of the service may require a flexibility and willingness to work within other teams, services and charities within the borough of Brent.

About us

Brent CMHT and the SMART Team are well established with a friendly, supportive culture. There is a visible and supportive management team and a strong emphasis on training and professional development opportunities. Support to prepare candidates for interview will be provided.

Brent is a place of contrast and a destination for thousands of British and international visitors every year. Home of the iconic Wembley Stadium, the world-famous Wembley Arena, the new London Designer Outlet and the spectacular Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, it provides a stage for cultural, sporting and religious events of national and international importance.

The team serves the diverse and vibrant population of Brent, named London Borough of Culture 2020 and most recently 'Council of the Year' at the LGC Awards 2020. The team base is located in Kilburn with excellent transport links.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be required to work within the multidisciplinary team structure of both the CMHT and SMART team to provide creative contact and support to adults who experience Severe and Enduring Mental Health problems.

The post holder will have a small caseload and take responsibility for the day-to-day co-ordination of the multi-disciplinary team clinical activities ensuring that clinical priorities are set, highest standard of care is maintained and the team caseload are regularly reviewed.

The post holder will be required to supervise and support members of the clinical staff and to provide a useful resource or expertise on care co-ordination responsibilities and other aspects of day-to-day clinical operations of the service including statutory requirements/duties and complex care issues.

The post holder will further be required to provide strong clinical leadership for the team and work closely with care co-ordinators to establish and maintain high clinical care standards, ensuring that the quality of care provided is continually informed by the best evidence-based practice.

Person Specification



  • RMN with current NMC registration


  • Evidence of post registration training in clinical skills.
  • Relevant Professional qualification/training, e.g. psychosocial intervention, counselling, family therapy ENB 810/811/812 (or equivalent).



  • Experience of working in a setting that provided care for people who were acutely and chronically ill.


  • Experience of working with homeless people with mental health problems

Knowledge & Skills


  • An understanding of current government policy in relation to mental health, homelessness & rough sleeping.
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Evidence of effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team


  • An understanding of housing policy in relation to community care.



  • A commitment to developing clinical nursing skills through training and experience.
  • An understanding of the need for and acceptance of supervision.
  • An understanding of the meaning and implications of confidentiality

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Brent Civic Centre

Engineers Way



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert