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Band 5 to Band 6 CPN Progression Post

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a very exciting new opportunity to recruit to a Band 5 to Band 6 Progression role at North Trafford CMHT. We are based at Crossgate House, Sale.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Community Psychiatric Nurses to join our fantastic community team within the North Trafford division. Trafford Community Mental Health Services are a committed integrated service that strive to provide quality recovery based support to people with severe and enduring mental health related difficulties.

We will consider applications from B5 about to qualify, or experienced B5 who want to transition into the B6 role, with a fully supported integration and coaching process.

Within the progression role we will look to develop your skills from a B5 to B6 Skills within the 12-month period if you have experience, or 2 years following preceptorship programme. The exciting aspect of this new role is that once you enter the progression part of the training you can move to the Band 6 role at any time once all competencies are completed. It's a flexible exciting development opportunity. (All applications would be expected to transition to the B6 role in 12 months for experience staff or 2 years for new or there would be risk to the position) You will be provided with supervisions, training and support through out the process.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 5 you will have the following duties :

Duties will include the organisation and delivery of the weekly depot clinic. The successful candidate will have a defined caseload of non-complex service users, and work within the recovery model using a wide range of evidence based holistic assessments and interventions.

You will hold initially a caseload of including those treated with depot medication, clozapine and lithium.

As a band 5 nurse you will have a key role in supporting the mental and physical health agenda within the team. As a Community Psychiatric Nurse working in the service, you will be required to have knowledge and understanding of the CPA process.

North Trafford CMHT are keen to support the development of all nurses , encouraging career progression within the team and being fully supportive of preceptorship nurses .

We have attached the competency profile to the job and person specification that you would be expected to meet in the agreed period. Each team will provide all the support and time you need to meet the requirements of the role.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • RMN/ RMN student
  • Registered with a governing body


  • Further training



  • Experience of working with service users with mental health difficulties


  • Experience working in MDT / Community setting



  • Continued professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


North Trafford CMHT

Crossgate House, Cross Street


M33 7FT

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