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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Practitioner

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£28,407 - £34,581

Posted Date

1 October 2023


Closing Date

8 October 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the GM Universities Student Mental Health Service for a Mental Health Nurse or Mental Health Practitioner posts.

The service receives referrals from the Five Greater Manchester Universities counselling and wellbeing services. The aim of the service is to provide proactive mental health assessment, support and interventions from experienced Mental Health professionals to students to enable them to fulfil their university ambitions and experience. Students with pre-existing mental health problems or those whose mental health problems emerge whilst at university will be supported to succeed and to manage their mental health.

Main duties of the job

The role will be to support the wider multi-disciplinary team with a student’s journey through the service from assessment to discharge. The role will enable us to have a more dynamic and assertive assessment and discharge process in accessing hard-to-reach students and We believe this role would provide an opportunity to develop this offer and strengthen and influence existing pathways.

The role will embed the principles and practice of co-production. Rather than a traditional model of workers ‘doing’ and individuals ‘receiving’, workers and students will co-create the objectives and actions together. Decision making will be a shared process and both the worker and student will take responsibility for acting upon the decisions made.

We work in partnership with the region’s five Universities (University of Bolton, University of Salford, University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music). This service is supported by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Our services will be accessed via a referral from the existing universities’ counselling services. It is based at the University of Manchester, with satellite clinics at the University of Bolton and University of Salford.

The aim of the service is to provide mental health assessment, support and interventions to students to enable them to fulfil their university ambitions and experience.

Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification

Staff benefits

- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
- Excellent pension
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary sacrifice car scheme
- Wellbeing programme
- Blue Light Card Discounts

Person specification
Core Profession
Essential criteria

- Mental Health Qualification
- Qualification

Community Mental Health experience
Essential criteria

- Years experince
- Qualification

Important Information about working for GMMH:

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, we’d love to hear from you.

Sponsorship will be offered for eligible roles see Skilled Worker visa: eligible occupations and codes - GOV.UK ( for guidance

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

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