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Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Adult & Specialist Mental Health
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Agenoria House
Fenland locality
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
Salary period
19/01/2021 23:59

CPFT has been in the forefront of changes in the way mental health care is delivered across Primary and Secondary Care Adult Community Mental Health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of shaping the way forward and influencing how things develop now and in the future.

We are excited to be able to offer the following opportunity to apply for a senior role within the Primary Care Mental Health Service (PCMHS)

  •  Band 7 Mental Health Liaison Practitioner - Fenland

The ideal candidate have excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships across primary care, secondary care and 3rd sector organisations. The MHLP  will  lead a small team across surgeries ensuring delivery of advice, request of service, assessment and signposting.  In due course, we hope the service will be able to deliver short interventions and you will be part of developing this part of the service. Having  strong team work ethic, accountability, accompanied by an ability to work autonomously  with a desire for innovation.

We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust. 

As PCMHS develops this will enable Secondary Community Mental Health Locality Teams  to review their caseloads, focus on those people with the highest need and deliver effective MDT interventions.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being.

To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health needs then we want to hear from you.

The post holder will work with GP surgeries within the area, alongside the other Primary care Mental Health Practitioners and the Fenland Adult Locality Team (FALT).

Please do make contact with us if you would like to discuss any of the above in further detail, or talk about the role, we would be pleased to hear from you. We would also welcome an informal visit.

We encourage those candidates from out of area and can offer relocation expenses for those wishing to apply, and we are also able to offer temporary accommodation to help those relocate.

Other benefits of working for CPFT include:

Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)

  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmes
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Simon Threlfall - North PCMHS Team Manager


01733 748 777

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501