Senior Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner Ref 7595

School/department: Division of Student Experience / Wellbeing, Therapeutic and Residential Life Services
Hours: 1.0 FTE (Due to the requirements of this post, we are unable to offer fractional hours). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
Reference: 7595
Salary: Between £43,414 - £51,805 per annum, depending on experience.
Placed on: 12 August 2022
Closing date:  07 October 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

We are aiming to recruit a highly motivated, pro-active, enthusiastic, and organised Senior Mental health Nurse Practitioner to join our busy Wellbeing, Therapeutic and Residential life team.

You will be a registered mental health nurse with post-qualifying mental health training and five years’ post-qualifying experience e.g. in hospital or community urgent care roles such as A & E Mental health liaison or similar. Your primary function will be to provide daily triage, manage and coordinate work, ensuring referrals are dealt with according to clinical need; to record care plans in line with professional record-keeping standards and to ensure that clinical care meets acceptable standards of patient safety and quality outcomes. You will also support to students/staff and help to develop and maintain the University’s relationship with the NHS, acting as a liaison between our services and theirs at case level.

A strong team player yet capable of a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability, we are looking for a positive, individual with excellent communication skills who can work well under pressure, is keen to take responsibility, and can be flexible and responsive as well as creative and innovative.  

You will undertake urgent mental health/capacity/risk assessments. You will manage and coordinate appropriate care plans for those with complex mental health conditions in liaison with NHS primary and secondary mental health services/statutory services, following up and maintaining contact as appropriate. You will provide training on appropriate mental health interventions. You will work in conjunction with other University mental health professionals to provide specialist mental health support and advice to colleagues and will attend, or if necessary, chair all levels of case/crisis meetings within the Student Experience.

Key Working relationships: Students from across the University, Division of the Student Experience, all academics and professional services within schools, external partners including Primary and Secondary NHS Services.

Please contact Jane Hoyle  with any queries about the post.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 7595 [PDF 159.36KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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