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Full Time
Criminal Justice Liaison North, Lancashire
£21,089 - £23,761 / year
NHS Band 4/5

Job Description

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

An opportunity has arisen within the Liaison and Diversion services across Lancashire and Cumbria for the role of Assistant Practitioner

This key position of Assistant Practitioner within the established Liaison and Diversion Service for Custody suites and Magistrates Courts will be offered as a full time, substantive post. There are a number of full time Assistant Practitioner posts across the Lancashire & Cumbria Footprint based on the location of the police custody suites from which the service operates. Please state within the application which area you are applying for.

The Liaison and Diversion Team seek to deliver an effective service based upon collaboration and partnership working between local mental health services, learning disability services, local authority, third sector agencies and criminal justice agencies.

The L&D team work within the criminal justice pathway, providing assessment, liaison, referral and guidance for persons (from the age of 10yrs) who have come to the attention of the Criminal Justice Agencies within Police Custody, including Voluntary Attendees and Courts.

As the ‘All Age, All Vulnerability’ model is increasingly embedded in Police Custody and Court settings, referrals have increased Year on year.

The role is intended to support the improvement and development of services in keeping with the National Model of Liaison & Diversion

Important: This post is requires successful candidates to undergo Level 2 Vetting from the respective constabulary from which you will be working, of which clearance is essential in order to fulfil the role.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months’ salary.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Peter Haworth (Team manager) ( Email address removed ),

Alison Foreman (Team manager) ( Email address removed ),

Gemma Richardson (Team Manager) ( Email address removed )

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the DBService Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website.

You are advised to consider applying for LCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to LCFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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