Primary Mental Health Team Lead

NHS Highland - More jobs by this advertiser
37.5 HOURS
£37,570 - £44,688

Interested in primary mental health care? Would you like to implement and lead a new primary mental health service in Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership? Argyll and Bute Health and Social care partnership extends over 6,700 square kilometres with 23 inhabited islands. Around 17% of the population lives on islands and with a coastline of more than 3,000km, almost 80% of the population lives within one kilometre of the sea. There are 33 GP practices in Argyll and Bute with a registered patient population of 88,657 as at 1st of April 2018.

As part of the Primary Care Modernisation Programme we are supporting the development of a primary care mental health service that will be based/closely aligned within General Practice in Argyll and Bute HSCP with an exciting opportunity to recruit a team leader to the new primary mental health service in Argyll and Bute HSCP.

We seek a dynamic and innovative team player to lead the new multi-disciplinary primary care mental health service. Establishing this service as part of Primary Care Modernisation Programme the team leader will lead the primary care mental health team, work closely with the multidisciplinary team based in general practice and the wider mental health service. The main aim of the primary care mental health team will be to increase access to evidenced based psychological therapies supporting common mental health conditions with improved patient outcomes. Care delivery maybe across a variety of mediums and an area of interest is presently technology-enable care.

The successful candidate will exhibit enthusiasm regarding multi-disciplinary working, and feel confident in working as an integral member of the wider multi-disciplinary team, offering advice and consultation on patient's psychological care to other colleagues, and to other non-professional carers. Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills are essential.

Applicants should hold a relevant health and social care qualification resulting in a core profession with a valid registration to a regulatory body for example (NMC/HCPC etc). Be educated to degree level and demonstrate evidence of a relevant post-graduate qualification. Have experience of primary care mental health care delivery and improving access to psychological therapies. As such the post holder must be able to work autonomously within the clinical setting.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Argyll & Bute to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Anticipated interview date 16th September 2019.

Informal enquiries: Gillian Davies, Consultant Nurse (Mental Health) Tel: 01546 604992, Email:

For more information about the area of Argyll you can visit the Argyll & Bute Council website:

Application packs are available from Resourcing Team, People & Change Department, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aros, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8LB - Tel 01546 605716 605650 or e-mail -

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


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NHS Highland

Inverness, (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1463 704000

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13 August 2019
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Argyll & Bute HSCP
Salary: £37,570 - £44,688 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
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