Lead Practitioner - PCMHN

Camden, London (Greater)
£41,952 plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)
13 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Full time

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

The Lead Practitioner role within the Primary Care Mental Health Network (PCMHN) in Camden is a dynamic role which is part of a large network of professionals in an integrated Mental Health setting provided in joint partnership and collaboration between Camden Council and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust.  As we move to a neighbourhood community mental health based delivery model in Camden, you will bring a strong ‘Social Work’ voice to and have the opportunity to be a part of the work done to develop primary care within the larger community neighbourhood setting.

You will support the daily functions of the service including direct line management and supervision of up to 5 Social Workers.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

About you

This role requires you to be a qualified Social Worker with a minimum of 8 years post – qualifying experience.  You must be registered with Social Work England. Also, to be successful in this role, you must be willing to show a commitment to undertake Post Qualifying Courses when relevant, including the Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) course.


The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate and committed to work in primary care and is dedicated to improve the well-being of people and their carers.  Extensive knowledge of the legislative framework relating to Adults and the Care Act 2014 as well as the Mental Health Act is essential in this role.  Although previous people management experience is not required, it is beneficial for this role.

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our Mental Health services here in Camden, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG