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Suffolk Recruitment

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- Do you thrive in a fast paced and busy environment?

- Do you enjoy working as part of a large, integrated team?

- Would you like a chance to genuinely contribute to shaping how we will deliver our services in the future?

- Would you like up to £5,000 towards your relocation costs?

If this sounds like you and you have a passion for mental health we’d love to hear from you as we are growing and developing many of our inpatient and community teams across Suffolk, with our NHS partners and social care colleagues.

Please see job application links at the bottom of this page.


Why work for us?
In our Trust, we care about our staff and want them to have a positive experience at work. We’re looking for individuals who want to grow and develop their knowledge and skills by working closely with colleagues, sharing experience to continually learn from each other.

We have an exciting new Leadership Academy to help support our managers and leaders and make our organisation a great place to work, train and receive care.

For our health professionals at the beginning of their careers we have our Newly Qualified Academy to support colleagues in their first year of work.

We place a strong emphasis on mental health recovery and aim to be recognised as a national leader through the provision of high quality services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

In Suffolk, with the support of our commissioners and involvement of our service users and careers, we are developing a wide range of services for children and young people, adults and older people. These include an emotional wellbeing hub for children, young people and families; extended psychiatric liaison services; a new crisis response service; and improving our partnership working with with primary care colleagues to help improve people’s access to mental health services and agencies.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides inpatient and community-based mental health services in both Norfolk and Suffolk.

Services include adult inpatient care, dementia and complexity in later life, crisis and community care, neuro-developmental conditions, low and medium secure specialist services, services for children, families and young people and Wellbeing services (improving access to psychological therapies).

The Trust provides its inpatient services in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Norwich, Kings Lynn and Gt Yarmouth and has bases across Norfolk and Suffolk for its community teams and its other services, including in GP practices, places of education and people’s places of residence such as care homes, places for looked after children, and peoples own homes.

Services are offered to more than 55,000 people per annum, from a population of around 1.6 million spanning the two counties.

The Trust employs just under 4,000 (3,887) members of staff and provides 410 inpatient beds across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Living in Suffolk
There are lots of great benefits of living in Suffolk, a pretty county with easy access to the bright lights of London for the occasional night out or theatre trip. We have the coast and the countryside, excellent local food and drink (Suffolk is home to both Adnams and Greene King as well as a number of small brewers), great schools... and more.

Property Prices

Property Type (Av. Price)Bury St EdmundsIpswich
​Average price by location​£279,591​£205,743
​Increase since last year​5%​8%

Suffolk, with an overall average price of £257,211 was more expensive than nearby Norfolk (£239,439), but was cheaper than Essex (£333,422) and Cambridgeshire (£290,063), and is still within easy reach of London. (data taken from Rightmove April 2017)


Suffolk's state and private schools consistently perform above the national average, so you'll be giving your children a better start to life by moving to Suffolk.


Crime rates in Suffolk are some of the lowest in England.

Suffolk has a 40-45 mile coastline that is the best in the UK. We have sand, shingle, dunes, marinas, ports, fish & chip shops....


Suffolk is a haven for wildlife. The sense of space and freedom is second to none. There's plenty of open countryside and woodland for walking, cycling and horse riding or kite flying, paragliding....

Apply Today
Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, proven ability to be self-motivated, able to work within a team as well as on their own initiative and committed to developing high quality standards of work.

The ability to perform physical skills, such as  manual handling or Prevention of Management and Aggression will be essential. A full induction on recruitment will be provided by the Trust.

We have a genuine commitment to training and development with an extensive teaching matrix and protected time for managerial and clinical supervision supported by psychology input.

We are proud of our culture of honesty, team involvement/ownership to both patient care and job satisfaction.

Access and Assessment Team

​Job title​Band​Reference number​Link
​Mental Health Practitioner working with rough sleepers​Band 6​246-ESU893784Click here

​Mental Health Practitioner

Adult and later life pathway

​Band 6​246-ESU2747363810Click here

​Mental Health Practitioner

Children and Young people

​Band 6​246-ESU893638Click here
​Senior Mental Health Nurse - Police triage​Band 6​246-ESU670294DClick here
​Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker​Band 6​246-ESU63810-AClick here