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Integrated Mental Health Practitioner (IMHP)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester and Tendering
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata for part time
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are a developing service and our aim is to transform the way mental health support is delivered in North East Essex. We are a team that respect and value diversity, and innovation and have the passion to constantly evolve our practice, always striving for better.

Our ambition is to deliver a first class offering to people in their communities and we want you to be a part of that ongoing vision. This will include working closely with the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The Alliance brings together local authorities in North East Essex (Colchester and Tendring) with other commissioners and providers of health and wellbeing services, such as the NHS, County Council Social Services, and the voluntary and community sector, working together to tackle not just ill-health, but the causes of ill-health by having joint goals of reducing inequalities and creating healthy, resilient communities for everyone. As part of Live Well we promote healthy living in communities and families across Colchester and Tendring to improve physical and mental well being

If you share our passion to put the patient at the centre of all we do, then you could be our next practitioner.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting role for a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner to support the way forward in the delivery of Community Mental Health Services. The post will be hosted by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) with day to day management within Primary Care.

As a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner, you will be a highly skilled and motivated Mental Health Professional and be part of the Enhanced Primary Care team at the forefront of establishing this innovative development in Primary Care Mental Health Services. As a highly competent and proficient practitioner, you will be able to work autonomously and be confident in your ability to provide evidence based psychological and non-psychological treatments for common mental health disorders.

This will be in the context of a wider programme of mental health service transformation aimed at creating more capacity and supporting services to become more inclusive and accessible, by removing boundaries between services and organising care based on individual need. The role will actively change the way that services are designed & delivered for people experiencing severe and multiple disadvantages in Colchester and Tendering.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further detailed information please refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications Knowledge


  • Registered Health Professional
  • Risk Management training and/or Suicide Prevention training


  • Independent Prescriber
  • CPD training in Therapies



  • Experience of working within a Mental Health setting
  • Ability to inspire confidence in the MDT, service users, carers and junior staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


North Essex

Colchester and Tendering


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