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Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Exeter

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to people’s lives to enjoy a better future?

We are looking for a skilled and highly motivated Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join Exeter Community Mental Health Team.

The service is embarking on a challenging but exciting journey of change with the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework. The successful applicant will be innovative and compassionate clinician who is motivated to deliver individualised, person-centred care and make a positive contribution to service development. This is an opportunity to join us as we modernise and improve our services to meet the needs of local people and their families and carers.

You will join a rich multi-disciplinary team which includes Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Peer Support Workers, Clinical Associate Psychologists and Community Support Workers. We are also forming closer working relationships with colleagues in Primary Care and the Voluntary Sector.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£33,706 - £40,588 per annum pro rata (Band 6)
About you
You will be an experienced mental health professional (Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) who has a genuine interest in collaborative working with people of varying ages and complex needs, including service users, their Carers and families.

You will ensure that service users’ recovery goals are central to their care and promote social inclusion, independence and wellbeing. You will demonstrate excellent communication and team working skills and be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

You will have an enthusiastic approach towards your professional development. In return, you will receive an annual appraisal, monthly clinical and management supervision, reflective practice sessions and the support of an experienced and committed multi-disciplinary leadership team. We will provide a comprehensive induction and support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will also offer you the training and development opportunities that you need in order to feel fulfilled in your career.

We welcome you getting in touch to ask questions about the role and the service. It is also possible to visit the teams, if you would find this helpful. Please contact Lindsay Rook (Community Services Manager) for further information or to arrange a visit:


Telephone: 01392 208900
The location
Your base will be Wonford House, Exeter, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a compassionate and supportive team that is genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do. Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. We are on an incredible journey of innovation and we’d like you to be part of it.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training - including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills
  • 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 staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
  • Refer a friend scheme applies – See attached T&Cs
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the country, the moors, canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live.

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