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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

Come and join our well established and developed Community Mental Health Team as our Advanced Nurse Practitioner. You will be joining a multidisciplinary team including but not limited to clinical leads, senior nurses, consultant psychiatrists, AHP's and many other specialist professionals.

The role will predominantly serve Crewe and its surrounding suburbs however the role may also require travel to our other team sites. A high level of autonomy will be promoted in this role and reflection of the four pillars of Advanced practice will be supported.

You will be viewed as a highly specialist and senior individual who can provide clinical supervision to the wider MDT. There is an opportunity to become a part of a very dynamic and flexible team who are working towards delivering on Community Transformation Goals operationally. Your knowledge and experience will be utilised to support wider system changes that has the potential to influence care across several arenas.

Should you have any hesitation in applying for this position then please contact the recruiting manager who's details are listed below to arrange for an informal chat.

Main duties of the job

To exercise advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in the delivery of clinical care. Be responsible for delivering a high quality mental health service for service users and carers of the older adults mental health service.

For more detailed duties of the role please refer to the job description and personal specification provided.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Silver' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification)andvalues.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification - RMN, Dip COT/BSc OT or recognised Social Work qualification
  • Speciality qualification - Psychological Interventions
  • Non-medical prescribing or willingness to complete within 18 months of appointment
  • MSc Advanced Practice Mental Health


  • Teaching qualification
  • Educated to Masters Level in Dementia care



  • 5 years post qualification experience
  • Portfolio of evidence showing achievements in practice/speciality
  • Significant evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff groups
  • Evidence of presentations at local, regional, national level.



  • Evidence of excellent clinical record
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in highly demanding environment
  • Maintained development of clinical leadership skills
  • Undertaken a leadership programme e.g. LEO
  • Evidence of diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Able to demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources
  • Able to articulate personal development needs
  • Implementation of audit/research recommendations
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Evidence of significant involvement in change management


  • Further evidence of continued leadership development

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


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