Step up to great mental health

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Community Mental Health Services

It is an exciting time for mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are 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 COVID-19 pandemic. As a result we have received significant investment to deliver national transformation objectives and continue making changes to our services and the local mental health system.

Our transformation programme, Step up to Great Mental Health, is driving our developments and has been co-designed with people who use our services, carers, staff and local organisations. We are 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 working towards improving outcomes, such as:

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 world and the city is home to the largest proportion of British Indians in the UK. The City of Leicester also has high instances of disadvantage and poverty with high numbers of income deprivation and long term health conditions. We want our staff and teams to reflect and understand the socio-cultural barriers people face and welcome applications from people who people could identify with. 

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


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.       

We are organising an open Q&A for people who are interested in applying for these roles on Tuesday 9 June, 5.30pm. If you would like to book a space to find out more about this new role, please can you email

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

Mental Health Practitioners – Secondary Care –

Community Mental Health Service

We are searching for individuals from a range of professional backgrounds including nursing, allied health professionals, social care to provide great support when individuals need more specialist mental health support. Our community offer is undergoing a major transformation and with this will bring opportunities for personal development and further training. We are committed to supporting our staff and provide a range of psychologically informed and profession specific supervision.

We are 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