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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term
33.75 hrs
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Clarence Arcade
Tameside and Glossop
£37,570 - £43,772 pro rata
29/09/2019 23:59

About the Trust

We are proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

Our vision is to enable a happier and more hopeful life for each and every person within our communities.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work. 

Many of our staff and teams have brought home high profile national and regional awards and we are privileged that some of the most talented professionals in the country choose to work for us. This includes some prominent national mental health experts.

We are one of the first NHS organisations in the country to launch a Just Culture approach. This aims to get to the heart of what, not who, was responsible for an error.

Instead of blaming staff for honest errors, we will support them to come forward and share their experiences to allow lessons to be learned.

We also offer a dedicated staff wellbeing service. This provides lots of help and support for staff experiencing mild to moderate psychological difficulties that are impacting on their work.

Pennine Care is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce.

Our ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity. We encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work.  We offer the a range of family friendly inclusive employment policies and services to support our staff from different backgrounds. In addition we offer the following benefits: 

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays- pro rata
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
  • Annual personal development review and support for continual personal and professional development
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Future plans

We are currently developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services), this will take place on the 1st July 2019

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.

Band 7 Senior mental health practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Health Visitor

0.9 wte hours (fixed term for 11 months) Tameside and Glossop Early Attachment Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Tameside and Glossop Early Attachment Service (EAS). This nationally renowned parent, infant and under 5’s service is jointly located in Healthy Young Minds Tameside and Glossop (Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust) and Children's Universal & Universal Plus Services (Community Services Division of Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) but has links with maternity, health visiting, adult mental health, voluntary organisations and children services.

The EAS has been commissioned to provide a clinical service and also provide strategic lead, development and investment in the perinatal period up until the child’s 5th birthday across Tameside and Glossop. In addition to providing a clinical service, the EAS delivers training, consultation, and supervision across the large multi-agency network of mixed professionals in Tameside. 

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic mental health practitioner who has an interest in parent-infant/child relationships, to join our busy team.  You will carry a small caseload which will provide you with opportunities to work intensively with families, and also work in therapeutic groups alongside other team members.  You will also be part of a new and exciting project, Helping at home where we will be providing intensive support to families with complex, emotional, behavioural and developmental difficulties.  You will receive once weekly supervision from a senior team member within EAS and also receive additional training in parent-infant mental health.  We hope this secondment will provide you with an excellent opportunity to work in a renowned parent-infant mental health service, and deepen your knowledge and experience in Under 5s work. 

Please note if you are applying for this secondment please discuss this with your line manager to ensure they are able to support this opportunity.


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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact, Pauline Lee, Joint Clinical Lead Early Attachment Service on, 07909 501445 or Katie Reid, Joint Clinical Lead Early Attachment Service on, 07717 816975