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AMHP Specialist Practitioner - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exiting opportunity for an Approved Mental Health Professional to join the AMHP service in Gloucestershire.

Working as a fulltime AMHP in the hub based in Gloucester, you will be required to cover all aspects of AMHP work across Gloucestershire. As a Specialist Practitioner you will take an active role in supporting other AMHP's and the development of AMHP practice within the authority area.

You will be employed by Gloucestershire Health and Care Foundation Trust and therefore subject to Agenda for Change terms and conditions. You will be approved to act as AMHP by Gloucestershire Local Authority.

The AMHP hub is a 24 hour service and whilst the majority of shifts will be during weekdays there will also be shift working to cover a 24 hour rota.

You will work longer shifts to cover a 12 hour period which for a full time candidate allows a mainly three day week with some additional forth shifts over a four week period.

Shift patterns will include 8am-8pm and 8pm-8am waking nights on weekdays and weekends. As a full time candidate you will work 3-4 days in a 7 day period with 3-4 days off a week.

Main duties of the job

You will be:
  • Required to triage and undertake MHA work through a single point of access over a 24/7 service
  • Maintain the mandatory requirements for AMHP approval and undertake ongoing training
  • Seek to promote the role of the AMHP and the rights of service users and carers
  • Required to work a mixture of weekend, night time and daytime shifts
  • Act as, or be willing to train as, a Practice Mentor Assessor to trainee AMHP's
  • Network with users of mental health services including other statutory agencies
  • Be involved in data collection and service improvement projects
  • Deliver supervision, advice and guidance to other practitioners
  • Be passionate about mental health, keeping service users at the heart of what we do
  • You will need to demonstrate significant experience of working in a secondary mental health setting and evidence of current AMHP authorisation and professional registration. If you are not currently authorised by a LSSA, evidence of qualification and relevant practice and training in the last 9 months will be considered.

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



  • Ability to motivate staff within a framework of change
  • Commitment to high professional standards and partnership working
  • Good team worker
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • High levels of personal motivation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
  • Out-of-hours working- willingness to work night time and weekend shifts on an equitable basis with AMHP Hub team members to deliver 24/7 AMHP service
  • Full UK Driving licence plus use of own transport for business purposes.
  • Problem Solver/Analytical skills



  • Registered Professional in one of the following: Social work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Clinical Psychology with NMC or HCPC
  • Currently authorised AMHP or successfully completed training within the past 9 months


  • Management qualification
  • Care management knowledge



  • Significant, proven post-qualification experience
  • Experience of providing care in multi-disciplinary settings
  • Experience of providing social care supervision or practice teaching
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Deliberate self-harm work


  • Line management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust



Ermin Street



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