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Band 7 Senior Practitioner - Chatsworth House, Swindon

Band 7

Main area
Community mental health
Band 7
Secondment until 30/9/2019.
Full time 37.5 hours per week (30 hours and above will be considered)
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Chatsworth House
£37,570 per annum
23/06/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


Do you believe you have the skills and experience to lead and inspire a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality care and effective care for individuals with mental health needs?

The Swindon Recovery Service is pleased to offer a secondment opportunity for a Senior Practitioner role.  We are looking for an experienced practitioner to work alongside the existing team management to enhance and support the work of highly skilled professionals.  The post holder will be based at Chatsworth House which is at the heart of Swindon. If you are a Registered Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Worker who is passionate about Recovery and improving people's experience of mental health, this is a fantastic opportunity. You will be able to work in a challenging and diverse role with great reward. You will be joining an experienced and friendly multi-disciplinary team who value working in a supportive working environment. This is echoed by a visible and accessible management team who prioritise supportive supervision and commit to staff training and development.

We are looking for someone with:

Significant experience of working within mental health services, ideally within a community setting. 

Excellent clinical skills.

Experience of supervising junior staff. 

Passion and commitment to high standards of clinical care.  

A drive for innovation and quality improvement.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Leanne Norman-Thorpe, Interim Service Manager on