Step up to great mental health in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Community Mental Health Services

It’s an exciting time for adult mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We’re rated as the most improved area in the country after making many improvements to our services over the last 18 months. For example, reaching zero ‘out of area’ inpatient placements before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, we’ve received significant investment to deliver national transformation objectives which we are doing under the ‘Step Up to Great Mental Health’ transformation programme.

We’ve developed this programme with people who use our services, carers, staff and local organisations. We’re committed to a recovery and person-centred approach that focuses on helping individuals to identify their strengths and potential to maintain their mental health and well-being.

We are searching for people who have great skills, are passionate about mental health and ready to work in a transformative environment. We have a wide range of roles for people who are already qualified and for people who are interested in starting career in mental health. We are also looking for people who can inspire and manage teams of people.

Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK. Residents hail from more than 50 countries around the

If you like a challenge, want to work in dynamic environment and want to contribute towards continually improving the care people receive then Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust could be your next move.

See a list of all our current vacancies here

If you are not quite ready to apply for a vacancy, or want more information before you do, please contact

***New roles***

1. Mental Health Practitioners – Primary Care

We are excited to announce a new development working closely with primary care to improve access to mental health support much closer to where people live. We have designed two roles in collaboration with local GPs that will; increase availability of mental health expertise in local GP practices, provide quicker access to mental health assessment and support with better planning of care when people need to transition to and back from more specialist secondary mental health teams.

We are looking for people with experience of working in mental health, from a range of professional backgrounds, who can competently assess people’s needs, organise treatment and support and provide advice to primary care colleagues. Skills and experience around prescribing, working with individuals with complex needs and supervising others would be desirable.       

If you are interested in these roles

For Band 6 click here

For Band 7 click here

If you are not quite ready to apply for a vacancy, or want more information before you do, please contact

2. Mental Health Practitioners – Secondary Care

We’re looking for individuals who have experience of supporting individuals with a range of complex mental health needs and working with a multi-disciplinary team to support individuals and groups of people to recover and gain skills to maintain their mental health and well-being. Candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a recovery approach, to collaborative care planning and to working outside of the NHS with a range of professionals from primary care, social care and the voluntary sector.

Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner role details here or click here for Community Psychiatric Nurse role

If you are not quite ready to apply for a vacancy, or want more information before you do, please contact

3. B7 Senior Practitioners: Personality Disorder Service

As part of the transformation of our adult mental health services, we’re changing how we deliver our service for adults who present with Personality Disorders.

We’re looking for people who are experienced mental health professionals with a core profession who have strong clinical leadership skills and a passion to help us to deliver timely access to evidence based psychological provisions. We want you to share our commitment to providing compassionate, trauma informed and recovery orientated care to service users presenting with difficulties associated with Personality Disorder.

In return we can offer you a dynamic role with scope to make an impact. We will we provide you with good supervision and training opportunities in Structured Clinical Management (SCM), Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)  and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

We are recruiting in two areas for these roles; Allied Health Professionals and Nursing.

If you are interested in these roles

For Nursing click here
For AHP click here

Informal enquiries are very welcome, please contact Jo Scordellis