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Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

An opportunity has arisen for two posts to join the Nottinghamshire established Liaison and Diversion service one full time and one part time post. This interesting and challenging post we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individuals who has relevant pre and post qualification experience of working with people with a range of vulnerabilities.

The posts will cover both county and city but one will have a main base in Mansfield custody suite and the other in Nottingham custody suite, but also there is the possibility of cross cover with the Nottingham team which forms a part of the contract. Working as part of a multi-agency framework within police custody suites and courts, addressing health and social inequalities.

You will be working with individuals who present with complex difficulties and this post offers the opportunity to develop specialist skills and experience. Appointed applicants will have access to robust clinical and managerial supervision and career development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The Liaison and Diversion service is part of the Low Secure and Community Forensic Directorate, part of the Forensic Division within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Directorate has a range of inpatient and community services managed within it.

The service offers supervision and continued professional development opportunities. The post holder will be encouraged to work within the service in developing and establishing other vulnerabilities pathways within the service.

Working on a shift pattern of 8am-4pm : 12-8pm over 7 days a week, inclusive of bank holidays.

Screening and assessing children and adults for a range of social, health vulnerabilities who are in contact with the criminal justice services.

Identifying needs and sharing relevant information with justice agencies to support in their decision making

Supporting onwards referrals and diversion from the justice system where this is appropriate

Supporting people through the justice processes and to access mainstream services.

Police vetting is required as part of the job role as access is needed to police custody.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Liaison and Diversion Service are based over the City and County and have teams based in bothMansfieldandNottingham city custody suites, we are a fast paced service and can experience some complex cases to be dealt with within time constraints from our partner agencies (PACE clock, Court times). We provide an all vulnerability service to improve health and social outcomes for children and adults who are in contact with the criminal justice system, ensuring good information sharing across agencies.

We are made up of Nurses, Social workers, Support workers, Peer support workers, Speech and Language and Psychology. As it can be a demanding role it is recognised that the importance of regular supervision and clinical development does support this role.

The wellbeing of the team is of high importance and is prioritised with access to regular reflective practice and shared learning through regular caseload and business meetings.

The team works 8am till 8pm Monday to Sunday, shifts are 8am till 4pm and 12pm till 8pm on a rota basis.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME individuals and IDD nurses who are currently underrepresented in the team.

Person Specification



  • Core Health or Social Care Profession
  • Registered with a relevant registration body e.g. NMC, HCPC



  • Understanding risk assessment and management



  • Working with vulnerabilities - working with a broad, diverse range of individuals
  • Using computerised systems
  • Multi-agency working
  • Maintaining boundaries


  • Experience of working in caring settings/roles



  • Interface of the Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice Systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of the risks, concerns and responsibilities/duties in relation to safeguarding
  • Awareness and understanding of confidentiality and professional responsibilities
  • Understanding, and experience of, the importance of maintaining boundaries in the work place
  • Mental Health/Human Rights Act/systems & legislation


  • Knowledge and understanding of the Women's agenda and needs within the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues of, and needs of, those with vulnerabilities within the criminal justice system.



  • Challenging discriminatory practice
  • To have a non-judgemental approach towards people within the criminal justice system and/or those with vulnerabilities
  • Respectful approach towards people from a range of cultures
  • Skill in forming and maintaining positive working relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prioritising and organisation skills
  • Ability to manage and seek support for own wellbeing
  • Ability to carry out practical tasks
  • To think creatively
  • Skills in using own initiative
  • Autonomous working


  • Teaching/presenting

Physical Requirements


  • Physical skills in line with Breakaway training
  • Mobility to travel locally to support people accessing services and agencies across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of duties

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Westminster House

598 The wells road



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