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Mental Health practitioner
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
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Jane Atkinson Centre
£45,753 - £51,668 pa plus HCAS
Salary period
27/06/2021 23:59
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Team Manager - WF Older Adults

NHS AfC: Band 8a


The Mental Health Team in the London Borough of Waltham Forest are seeking a highly enthusiastic, passionate, professional and flexible Service Lead to continue to drive the Older Adults Community mental health team and memory clinic forward as an integral part of the Specialist Mental Health services in the borough.

 Applicants must demonstrate recent management and clinical background in both Older Adults and memory clinic. It is essential as we seek a specialist service lead to further develop this service in a time of great change in mental health services across the trust. The successful candidate will need to also build strong links within service delivery and the wider trust. The individual will also be an active member of the management team, who will contribute to the shaping of our strategic and business plans within these services and input to the Trusts overall direction of travel.

The Older adult’s community mental health service provides a specialist input in the London Borough of Waltham Forest as well as having strong links with other local providers and voluntary services. The post-holder will be highly visible spending time with the multidisciplinary team, as well as being a senior leader within the teams and ensure there is a strong focus on the delivery of high quality service, a safe and efficient whilst working alongside with professional leads.

We offer training opportunities in operational and organizational leadership, professional and role development as negotiated on an individual basis, and the support of a friendly and welcoming team of committed staff. We encourage any interested candidates make contact with us to explore this opportunity further.



Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website.  If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust.  All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,784 to a maximum of £4,822).



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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Robin Sookhan
Job title
Pathways Lead for mental health services in Waktham Forest
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03005551201 Extension: 68473