Mental Health Support Co-ordinator in Rural North Chichester

August 2022

Are you passionate about mental health work and looking for a development opportunity or new challenge?

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-Time - 37.5 hours per week (Please clearly express your available hours on your application form)

Full time salary: £ 25,740 per annum (Grade 3)

Location: Rural North Chichester covers four GP practices – Loxwood Medical Practice, Petworth Surgery, Pulborough Medical Group and Riverbank Medical Practice (Midhurst) – with a combined patient population of circa. 38,000 and approximately 210 square miles.  The rural nature of the PCN and large distance both within the PCN and between the PCN and service locations (i.e. Chichester) means that roles will tend to be focused in either the north east or south west of the patch (Midhurst & Petworth and Loxwood & Pulborough). 

 Could you make a difference to local people? We are looking for a Mental Health Support Co-ordinator to join our successful service based in GP surgeries across Worthing and Adur. This is a NEW and EXCITING opportunity as the service expands into Rural North Chichester, working in partnership to join a passionate team who work together to support individuals with mental health needs across West Sussex.

The successful applicant will provide recovery focused 1:1 sessions, assessments, and risk assessments as a Mental Health Support Coordinator.  The role will also involve managing a caseload, working within a team managed by WS Mind and building a rapport with the GP surgery/surgeries that they’re based in – that is also a new partnership for WS Mind. 

 As a Mental Health Support Coordinator you will see patients individually, supporting them to identify what they need and helping them to work on issues and also access local support to meet these needs including local Pathfinder services. You will be able to take a holistic and flexible approach in your work with individuals supporting around both social and psychological issues that arise. You may also run practice based groups and well-being sessions where these needs are identified.   

 Applicants must have a full UK driving license and an independent means of transport in order to fulfil the role covering Rural North Chichester (mileage will be paid for travel beyond agreed base).  

If you would like to have an informal discussion prior to applying, please email: to arrange this.

  Please find below an application form, guidance notes, competency framework, job description and equal opportunity monitoring form.  

Please email completed applications to: including your availability for interviews w/c Monday 12th September 2022

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 9th September 2022

Interview Date: w/c Monday, 12th September 2022

Please note we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must therefore be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

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Application Form

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Job Description & Person Specification G3

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Guidance Notes

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Competency Framework

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Equal Opportunity & Monitoring Form

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