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Community Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Jane Atkinson Centre
£32,306 - £39,027 pa (plus HCAS)
Salary period
10/07/2022 23:59

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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust logo

Community Mental Health Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.

We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.

Job overview

An opportunity is available to join the Waltham forest Community Recovery Services.  We are a dynamic, multi-disciplinary service, providing a range of specialist interventions within an integrated person-centred approach to adults who are residents of the Borough of Waltham Forest.  We work with those who have a diagnosis of a mental health condition often who have complex presentations including substances and physical health concerns. 

Main duties of the job

It is important to us that the successful candidate is an experienced professional, possessing a commitment to working with adults, their carers and other members of their social network. They will be committed to developing and promoting evidence-based best practice and be confident with working within a mental health setting.

 We are looking for a qualified professional, you will possess an understanding of how multidisciplinary teams need to function.

The post is full time, offering excellent opportunities to develop special professional interests; share expertise and work closely with colleagues. Training, good support and partnership working is offered. Close relationships also exist with multi-agency partners.

The teams operational working hours is Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm although some flexibility may be needed, a car driver would be desirable but not essential for the role.

Working for our organisation

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, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification attachment.


High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £3,898 and a maximum payment of £4,967).

COVID Vaccinations

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. To comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RMN with Live NMC Registration without any restrictions
  • Mentoring/ Equivalent Qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Other specialist training


Essential criteria
  • Working in Mental Health Setting continously for at least 2 years
Desirable criteria
  • Community Mental Health Setting
  • Has experience working as a care coordinator
  • Open Dialogue Experience


Essential criteria
  • Computer Skills
  • Command of verbal and written communication
  • Competent RIO User
Desirable criteria
  • Car User

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingEmployers for CarersApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldTop Employers for Working Families 2021Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

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

Onyinyech Ibezim
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Clinical Lead
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