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WORKING AT NEP – an insider’s view

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LIMITED TIME OFFER – lease car incentive for Band 5 and Band 6 nurses *

For a limited time we are offering a recruitment incentive in the form of a car (or cash equivalent) to Band 5 and Band 6 nurses.

* Please read Details March 2016 car offer for terms and conditions.

For any further questions, after having read the terms and conditions, contact Janet Watson, HR Manager, on 01245 546492.


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For social workers it is an exciting time in North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) as locally we invest in the development of social work posts and nationally, as we play a lead role in progressing the ‘Think Ahead’ initiative. 

The Specialist Psychosis Team is for people being referred to NEP’s secondary mental health services. We are a multidisciplinary team which offers routine and crisis input under CPA, a range of interventions. This post will involve the social work role with assessment of carer support needs, and implementing the personalisation agenda through assessments of eligibility for Self-Directed Support. Part of this role is ensuring that there is a high level of care for people living within the residential and supported housing projects. A working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and the mental health Act 1983 amended 2007 is required.


The postholder will be able to demonstrate an understanding of eligibility criteria and assess for Self-Directed Support (SDS) to meet service user needs and to promote recovery, and to review SDS services in a robust and efficient manner.

Following appointment, the postholder is required to actively practice as an AMHP (subject to AMHP qualification – if not currently an AMHP they will be required to undertake AMHP training at the earliest opportunity) on the Area AMHP rota, undertaking MHA assessments and other allocated work in relation to service users with a range of mental health problems and engaging with their carers so that, within the legislations, appropriate action is taken.

Qualifications/ Professional requirement

Qualified Social Worker;  Registered with HCPC

Closing Date: 28/09/2016   Interview Date: 19/10/2016   Contact Name: Melanie Farmer   Telephone: 01376 522323

Do you want to return to MH nursing? NEP offers a three month part-time course (including placement as a student nurse). Upon completion of a successful assessment, you’ll be a registered nurse again. New sessions are every quarter. You’ll receive £500 to help cover training and living costs.

If you’re interested, please email Nazir Shivji on or call him on 07770 815438.

  • We believe working with us should benefit you professionally and personally. Whether you are just starting your career or already have experience, we can offer you a position where your strengths, enthusiasm and skills will be rewarded and appreciated in many different ways. We recognise that there’s life outside work and that a good balance between work and other commitments and interests makes for a more motivated, engaged and effective workforce.
  • 'We will value everyone individually, promote well-being, support involvement and encourage personal development and leadership'. The Trust put in place its new People Strategy in 2015. It has six key strands. Strand One - Living our values. Strand Two - Providing high quality safe services. Strand Three - Creating a flexible and responsive workforce for the future. Strand Four - Develop our future leaders. Strand Five - Build a highly skilled and competent workforce. Strand Six - Nurturing an engaged and healthy workforce.
  • We believe our staff are our most valuable asset: we invest in staff by providing outstanding training and education as we believe that a highly skilled workforce is essential to delivering first class care. As a University Trust, we pride ourselves on having excellent links with local education providers and this ensures we can offer a wide range of learning opportunities. The Trust has also been accredited by the University of Bournemouth as a "Practice Development Unit".
  • Juggling the demands of life is far from easy. That’s why we have a round-the-clock information and counselling support service to help you and your family members balance the demands of home with life at work. We have an Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential and free helpline for staff and families where you can get expert advice on a range of emotional, legal and financical matters 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • We like to think of ourselves as a team: a team of more than 2,000 people working together, developing together with our common goal of making people better. Some of our longest serving members of staff have worked for the Trust for more than 40 years. What kept them here for so long? Find out what they have to say about working here at NEP. You can read about our staff surveys in our Annual Reports.
  • NETSS (our team of bank staff) provides comprehensive staffing solutions in response to the Trust’s needs. Roles available include qualified clinical roles in nursing and allied health professions, clinical support workers, administration and specialist support. In joining NETSS, you can work flexibly to suit your personal requirements. Working through NETSS doesn’t have to be your primary source of employment, many of our permanent staff work additional shifts via NETSS.