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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Nurse, Senior Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join an established team at Petersfield Community Hospital. Your main responsibilities will include:

-Care coordination of service users

-Response worker function

-Initial assessments and supervision and mentorship of junior staff and students

Consideration will be given for the right candidate to be supported in development to Band 6 competencies.

The post holder will be based at Petersfield Community Hospital and will need to work flexibly. Due to the rural nature of Petersfield and Bordon a car driver is essential with access to own car.

The Community Mental Health Team is focussed on delivering a recovery service for clients with severe and enduring mental health issues. We are transforming the way we work to provide outstanding care and building truly rewarding careers.

The Bordon and Petersfield Community Mental Health Team operates between the two sites, the main team base being Petersfield Hospital with a smaller base at Chase Hospital in Bordon and some working in the Havant Area.

We support our staff in developing their clinical skills in attending post graduate training such as physical health and nurse prescribing.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Emma Turnbull 023 8231 0200 or

Main duties of the job

To provide recovery based community mental health services within a multidisciplinary team to adult individuals with severe and enduring mental health needs referred to the Community Mental Health Team. This role, in collaboration with referred individuals and where appropriate family or carers, will coordinate and provide recovery focussed assessments, risk formulations, care planning, crisis and contingency planning, evidence based interventions, response, reviews, reports, discharge planning and attendance at appropriate meetings. Role further includes acting as clinical and case management supervisor and mentor.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Happy to talk flexible working- all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse,
  • Mental Health Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker.
  • Recognised mentorship training.
  • Nurse Mentorship or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Petersfield Hospital

Swan Street, Petersfield



GU32 3LB

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