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Mental Health Practitioner (OT/Nurse) - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you an experienced and motivated individual looking to join a high performing mental health Trust?

We are very excited to be able to offer a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse a band 5 post within our established multi-disciplinary Recovery Team in Cirencester

The successful applicant will gain valuable Mental Health experience within well respected and successful services and work in both urban and rural parts of scenic South Gloucestershire. We are looking or a motivated individual with experience of working in a mental health services, this post is open to B5 candidates.

Main duties of the job

As the ideal candidate for this post you would be looking for a new challenge and seeking an opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. We're looking for candidates with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping those experiencing a mental health

You will have the ability to build relationships with key partner agencies and help us to integrate more effectively with other services, as well as thriving on working in a high-pressure situation. This service will also give you the opportunity to work with specialists from a number of different professions.

We are seeking a motivated and innovative individual with a strong interest and passion in working with adults with serious mental illness to join these friendly, progressive and dynamic multi-disciplinary teams providing comprehensive mental and social care. We can offer an opportunity to develop your skills and experience and to contribute to the development of a high quality service.

You will hold a registered Occupational Therapy/ Mental Health Nurse qualification and be able to demonstrate registration experience at Band 5. You will need to provide evidence of continual professional development.

The teams provide a planned needs lead 9am-5pm five days a week service. The hours are 37.5 hours per week.

For further details on this vacancy please don't hesitate to contact Charlotte Barfoot on 0300 421 3028 email:

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

We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).

Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.

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) or Occupational therapist
  • Evidence of continued professional developmentEssentialApplication form and interview


  • Evidence of formal post registration learning
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)



  • Working knowledge of Early Intervention, Primary Care, Recovery, Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment (CRHT) approach and social inclusion
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook


  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector



  • Knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act & legal aspects of Mental Health care
  • Demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of the different approaches to mental health assessment
  • Knowledge of evidence based intervention with service users in an all phases of mental illness
  • An understanding of national policy in relation to mental health
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and health and social care needs


  • Knowledge of child care / protection issues
  • Ability to work on social factors affecting mental distress e.g. accommodation, substance misuse, domestic violence, welfare rights

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cirencester Memorial Centre

Sheep Street



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