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Community Mental Health Nurse- Band 5 to Band 6 Development Post

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year p.a inc HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024
Are you an ambitious band 5 Nurse looking to become a band 6? If so, please apply for this exciting development post.

Are you looking to work in a team that allows you tofeel empowered andproud to be a Nurse?To work in an environment that will allow you todevelop and flourish as a practitioner?Then the Harrow Healthy Ageing Community Mental Health service atBentley House might just have what you're looking for.

Our service is looking for staff to deliver high quality, evidence-based nursing interventions to our patients in the highly diverse areas of Harrow. In return we will offer you CNWLs highly regarded training and development pathway to develop you into a more highly skilled practitioner.

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

As a Community Nurse you will be the linked worker for a caseload of patients offering assessments and interventions to promote recovery.

In return we can offer you
  • Flexible Working- opportunities to provide a healthy work-life balance
  • On-siteshadowing opportunitiesfor you with our HTT, CMHT and Memory Clinic servicesto allow you to build relations and broaden your horizons.
  • Enhanced supervision and career mapping to ensure continuous professional development. To support this we can offer specific training opportunities as identified for your personal development.
  • Hidden Gem, annual award ceremonies andaward-winning Staff Networksthat have thousands of members and exciting events.
  • Excellentstaff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme.

About us

Why work with our team
  • In this development post, you will be provided additional supervision and support as well as community specific training.
  • An opportunity to work with a close-knit team which look out for one-another and promote wellbeing in the workplace through regular social events and team catch-ups.
  • We offer opportunities to stop, breathe and reflect through our highly appreciated Reflective Practice sessions and team Journal Clubs
  • You will be working in a team that prides itself on promoting innovation and working to the highest standards of clinical care as evidenced by the services ongoing Quality Improvement Projects our most recent project involved reducing staff caseloads which was a huge success.
  • Our retention rates are fantastic and we have a lot to be proud of as a service. When people leave us, they do so for the right reasons. The top 3 being promotion, further education and retirement.
  • Commitment from the team todevelop you as a practitionerby offering coaching, supervision development, reflective practice and in-house development sessions
  • Our service is based on the outskirt suburb areas of London. Harrow is surrounded bybeautiful parks and greenerywhere our staff can take advantage of the more peaceful areas. With train links and buses taking you right outside our office and parking available in the surrounding areas, travelling to work has never been easier!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached JD and PS for more details.

The office base has good transport links via the Bakerloo line and has a comprehensive local bus network. Central London is just 15 minutes away via the fast Train Service to Euston that stops at Harrow and Wealdstone. Harrow has a good shopping centre that is accessed by a short bus journey from the office base and it is next to Harrow on the Hill train station.

Person Specification



  • Current Professional Qualification in mental health nursing
  • Registration must be live with professional body NMC
  • Evidence of post registration training and CPD.


  • Training in Psychosocial Interventions or Thorn Family Therapy/Work training Other relevant training, e.g. substance misuse



  • Significant years post registration experience
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary mental health team with clients with acute/severe and enduring mental health problems


  • Work with clients with acute/severe and enduring mental health problems who are homeless/rootless
  • Work with people experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Supervision of students and junior staff.
  • Audit and research
  • Teaching Working with people who use substances

Skills and knowledge


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentations / IT skills.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive care package for the identified client group, using a wide range of resources.
  • Able to develop a comprehensive programme of intervention and support for the identified client group and their families


  • Skills in leadership: ability to motivate others, use initiative and manage change.
  • Basic counselling and group work skills.
  • Dual diagnosis/substance misuse

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Bentley House

15-21 Headstone Drive



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