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Lead Nurse - Adult Community Mental Health

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
It is an exciting time to work in the Erewash Community Mental Health team for Adults of Working Age, as we are in a period of transformation in line with the Community Mental Health Framework (Living Well).

This post will be transitioning into the Living Well, offering short term interventions/ groups, within a Multi disciplinary framework, including VCSE staff. Erewash Living well started in February 2024 and has strong working relationships with all the agencies involeved in this strategy.

We are based in Ilkeston, and are ideally located within easy commute from Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham and Derby, with opportunities to work from home some of the time.

We will offer you robust clinical and managerial supervision, as well as ongoing training, whilst supporting you to develop within your role/ interests, with support from our clinical lead.

We seek individuals who are warm, engaging and focussed on person-centred care.

You must hold a Mental Health nursing qualification and will be a good communicator, demonstrate respect and dignity.

We focus on empowerment and recovery for the service user and their families.

We are have a spacious office environment, next to Shipley Country Park with free parking and good facilities. We have a strong focus on staff well being and are known as a welcoming and suportive team.

We would welcome informal visits with prior arrangement to meet our team.

Main duties of the job

The post will entail working with people who are experiencing severe and enduring mental ill health and enabling them through their recovery journey.

Ideally you will have experience of group work, though training is available to develop such skills, ie- trauma and DBT interventions

You will work with a caseload of service users and support the duty function within the team.

You will need thorough knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and be able to demonstrate expertise in risk assessment and management working in a community setting.

It is essential that you have good communication skills and that you operate as a well-integrated member of our friendly, multi-disciplinary team, maintaining a person-centred focus.

As a lead nurse, you will have demonstrable RMN post registration experience and be able to demonstrate post registration study and development.

You will also need to demonstrate expertise around NMC nurse competencies.

You will be expected to be a role model, offering mentoring and supervision to other staff and students.

You will need to have the ability to transport yourself and service users across a wide geographical area without compromising service needs.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • Nursing registration with the NMC


  • Evidence of on going professional development
  • ENB 998 or mentorship training3



  • Must have experience of working within a multi disciplinary team setting
  • Must show evidence of assessment skills and managing risk


  • Experience of working within a community team
  • Evidence of group skills



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously


  • Experience of mentorship/ supervising staff



  • Awareness of Living Well/ CMHT transformation

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


South Dales Adult CMHT

St Oswalds Hopsital



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