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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner Team Lead - Incentives apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton, England
£43,742 - £50,056 pa
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job overview

A rare opportunity has arisen in Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service in our Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (PCMHP) Team, as a Team Lead.

Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service is an NHS Talking Therapies (NHS TT) primary care mental health service that serves the people of Brighton and Hove, often who are making their first contact with mental health services. The PCMHP's within B&H Wellbeing provide a critical function in triaging referrals into the service (including our priority referral pathway), providing thorough assessments, brief non-IAPT interventions including groupwork, and onward referrals as required. Liaison with key stakeholders and third sector organisations also forms part of this role.

This post offers the Trust's £4000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

It is essential that you are a registered mental health professional or equivalent (see job description). Main duties include providing professional leadership to Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners (PCMHP), delivering regular clinical supervision to ensure that excellent standards of practice are maintained, and being responsible for the management of the PCMHP team - including managing staff, appraisals, local and formal responses to complaints, and allocation of resources in accordance with needs on a day-today basis.

The successful applicant should have excellent clinical skills in assessment, risk assessment as well as strong communication and leadership skills. You will be working closely with other professional groups within the team, in particular your PCMHP Team Lead colleagues and the Talking Therapies staff team. Providing advice and support to your colleagues is therefore an integral part of this role. The ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, such as GPs, secondary mental health services and non-statutory organisations is vital, as is a motivation to be involved in community transformation workstreams and the integration of local services. The post holder will also contribute to broader Service and Trust developments in relation to our triage team, local triage hubs and PCMHP role developments in Sussex.

Working for our organisation

As part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, B&H Wellbeing offers a supportive working environment and the opportunity for staff to flourish and professionally develop. Staff wellbeing is integral in our philosophy and in practice for us in order to be a place people want to work. We actively encourage staff input when developing the service and some of our most effective innovations have come as a result of this staff involvement approach. We have a strong philosophy of a collaborative and client centred approach.

Our values
  • People first: people are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Future focused: we're optimistic, we learn and always try to improve.
  • Embracing change: we're bold, innovative and disciplined about using our resources to improve.
  • Working together: we provide services in partnership with patients.
  • Everyone counts: we value, appreciate and respect each other.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification attached for full details of requirements of this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Health qualification or equivalent
  • Up to date Registration
  • Post Basic Courses / relevant Study Days
  • Evidence of CPD


Essential criteria
  • Proven experience of providing Mental Health interventions within Primary care settings
  • Proven post-qualifying experience of clinical work with people with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various different statutory and non- statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of providing low intensity psychological interventions including, provision of self help, behavioural activation, guided self help, cCBT using a range of delivery models, telephone, face to face individual and workshops
  • Experience of providing training and working consultatively with professionals
  • Experienced in conducting clinical assessments, including risk assessments at primary care level

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

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