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Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified mental health nurse, who may be newly qualified, to gain experience working within the Tewkesbury Recovery Team

We are a highly motivated multidisciplinary team delivering high quality, person-centredassessment and treatment, with a strong focus on promoting independence and enhancing opportunities for social engagement. The Recovery Team works with Adults of Working Age (18 and over) with a range of serious mental health needs.The successful applicant would need some experience of working with clients with mental health problems, helping them to manage their illness and work towards their recovery, be flexible, and able to work effectively in a busy but rewarding environment. We work within an Assessment and Care management framework to specific service specifications with defined quality and performance indicators.

We are seeking a motivated and innovative individual to join this enthusiastic, progressive and dynamic multi-disciplinary team. We can offer an opportunity to develop your skills and experience and to contribute to the development of a high quality service.

The team provides a planned needs lead 9am-5pm five days a week service.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care needs of a specific group of service users within the community setting
  • Supervise mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students
  • Co-ordinate care for a specified group of service users

Applicants will have:
  • Community experience or equivalent within mental health services.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Be organised, able to effectively manage and care coordinate an active caseload.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Have a flexible and creative approach, and relish a challenge.
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team (will be subject to lone working).
  • Show evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Able to transport self around the locality and undertake indicated statutory and mandatory training.

In return you will have opportunities and commitment from the team and manager towards:
  • Developing your skills within the specialist assessments and treatments delivered by the team.
  • Gain experience working alongside other teams and gain insight into their operations.
  • Share in team success, developments, and job satisfaction.
  • Receive statutory/mandatory and specific training pertinent to the specialty
  • Regular individual supervision as well as that from weekly MDT.
  • A voice and recognition within the team, and encouraged and supported to make a contribution.
  • Appraisal and personal development plan.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).

Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.

Person Specification



  • RMHN


  • Ability to work in calm manner in often distressing and emotional circumstances.

Essential & Desirable criteria


  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Ability to travel around the locality as requested, independently and efficiently. (If you have a full driving licence there will be an expectation to drive trust vehicles where required)
  • Able to attend and participate in all mandatory and statutory training events


  • Willingness to complete preceptorship programme
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and health and social care needs

essential & desirable


  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • An understanding of national policy in relation to mental health


  • Clinical skills training (awareness of physical health and wellbeing).
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Avon House

Green Lane Business park


GL20 8SJ

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