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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner (The Bay �7K Incentive*)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Barrow in Furness
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
This post is suitable for Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

This is a permanent 37.5 hour contract.

The team serves the population of Furness and has its base in Barrow. It is an established team with a friendly and supportive culture. There is a visible and supportive leadership team who are committed to clinical supervision and professional development.

This is a demanding role in a busy service. Ideally, you will have current or previous experience of working within a mental health setting. You will be clinically confident in working with individuals with complex needs and be able to work effectively in a multi professional context. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as passion and commitment in developing and promoting recovery based approaches for adults with severe and enduring mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

The post requires that you are a good communicator, and are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will take on some leadership activities such as contributing to the learning and development of junior team members.

We encourage staff to continue to develop your own specialist knowledge and competence. Your development will be guided using clinical supervision, management supervision, Team/Peer support, internal and external training opportunities, including the Trust's appraisal process.

The service is based at Duddon House, Fairfield Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9AZ.

The service is operational between the hours of 9.00am and 5pm.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post please contact Sharon Brewer (Team Lead) or Sandra Fenton (Clinical Team Lead)

About us

*The Bay �7k Welcome Bonus package applies to this role. The bonus is only available for people who are not currently employed (or who have not been employed in the last 12 months) by any NHS provider trust in the Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System in a like-for-like role e.g. a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse at another Trust in the LSC ICS would not be eligible for the bonus if moving to a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse role at LSCFT. Bank only workers for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are eligible for the scheme if they have not held a substantive role in Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System in the last 12 months (subject to all other terms and conditions being met). These incentives are subject to recovery clauses within the first 24 months of employment. This bonus is applicable to any successful candidate whose interview for this role is conducted prior to 30th June 2024

The Bay �7k Welcome Bonus package is designed to attract and retain the very best staff in post. The amount a new starter would receive is shown in the Welcome Bonus Payment Schedule below:
  • �3,000 after 2 months of employment (counted from start date with LSCFT)
  • �2,000 after 12 months
  • �2,000 after 24 months

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: This bonus scheme is subject to a Repayment Clause should the post holder leave this role within 24 months of commencing employment.

For more details, please visit our website - Welcome bonus and relocation packages terms and conditions :: Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (

If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss them please contact

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Degree, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist.
  • Currently registered with a professional body.



  • Knowledge of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Understanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and practice of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge and practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005



  • Minimum of 18 months post registered experience



  • Risk assessment/management skills
  • Ability to work in partnership with service users, carers, advocates and other agencies and to liaise across professional boundaries
  • Good team working/ team membership skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


South Cumbria, Furness CMHT

Fairfield Lane

Barrow in Furness

LA13 9AZ

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