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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£38,447 - £41,412
Cambridge and Huntingdon/Fenland
Closing date:
01 December 2021 at midnight
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Service has a fantastic opportunity for a 3 day a week qualified professional who also holds a qualification as an AMHP.

This post is for an AMHP to work on the AMHP duty rota three days a week. You will need to be able to work across both the Cambridge and the Huntingdon/Fenland rota. The Cambridge AMHP office is based at Fulbourn Hospital and the Huntingdon/Fenland AMHP office is at the Newtown Centre, Huntingdon.

This post is for the daytime AMHP service.
The basic working hours are 9-5pm, but the AMHPs need to be able to work until assessments are completed which can be later than 5pm.
Overtime is paid as well as an AMHP allowance of £2500 p.a.

You need to be dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate; you'll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill base to the challenge of working as part of an AMHP team.
Your existing skills will enable you to support and develop others as well as being a role model for good practice, ensuring the very best outcomes for the people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Candidates must hold a degree level qualification including a certified and current qualification in a registered profession as per the Mental Health (Approved Mental Health Professionals) (Approval) (England) Regulations 2008 with evidence of post qualifying experience and continued professional development and in addition must have a qualification as an AMHP.

There are tonnes of benefits that are very specific to Mental Health Teams. These include:
• Opportunities in both Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust for development, as well as specialist and individual training.
• Working in a multi-disciplinary team with Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists Psychologists and Psychiatrists. There are weekly clinical meetings where you can bring cases you want to speak about and get professional advice, achieving the best outcomes for service users.
• Clear professional pathways and opportunities for progression including opportunities for funded training to become an AMHP. One of our social workers state: “I was supported to do both my Practice Educator training and my AMHP training within 3 years of joining the team. As well as the additional training, I’ve progressed from Social Worker, to Senior Social Worker, and more recently to Social Work Manager thanks to the incredible development opportunities available to me”.
• Supportive managers who promote a culture where you feel safe in your practice. As one social worker comments “the managers give you autonomy to be able to make decisions. They trust you as a Social Worker to know what’s best for the service users you work with”.
• A commitment to consistently prioritising supervision.
• A dedication to Social Worker’s wellbeing with regular mindfulness sessions.

All this plus a relocation package of up to £8,000, generous annual leave entitlement (28 days plus Bank Holidays) and flexible working opportunities.

For an informal discussion and further information please contact the AMHP manager: Claire Linsdell on 07842 300262 or

Alternatively, contact Hannah for an informal chat on or call our hotline: 01223 699263.

This is a rolling campaign and candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply. The opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!

IMPORTANT: This role will require you to enter the premises of a CQC-registered care home as part of your employment. Regulations which come into force from 11th November will require employees over 18 who enter CQC-registered care homes in England to have completed a full course of authorised COVID-19 vaccine doses at least 2 weeks before 11th November, unless they have a medical exemption. As part of your pre-employment checks you will need to provide evidence of your vaccinations or medical exemption. Your employment will not commence until this evidence is received.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 


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