Enhanced Mental Health Access Facilitator - Primary Care

The closing date is 28th Apr 2024

Job summary

We are excited to be recruiting to the position of a 'Enhanced Mental Health Access Facilitator.' We are expanding our recently formed vibrant Portsmouth Mental Health Hub out into the community to provide enhanced provision to the GP Practices and their patients within a specific Primary Care Network located in our diverse inner city.

We are looking for candidates with an enthusiastic drive that have a sound knowledge of mental health to work in a creative and personalised way to provide advice, guidance and support in the management and treatment of primary care patients. The role will include sharing education and training to the GP practice staff and connecting to relevant support available in our city.

The Portsmouth Mental Health Hub was requested and designed by our community to support early, easy access to support and advice to anyone over the age of 16 who has a concern about their mental health. It is a progressive service which reaches into the community to ensure that anyone can access the right support at the right time. The service are able to make direct referrals into secondary mental health services as well as connect residents to community support.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly across a 5 day week. If you have great communication skills and the drive to make a difference, our service is the place you can build on your skills and make a difference to people's mental health journey. In return for your contribution and enthusiasm we are able to offer you a range of opportunities to develop your skills. We are committed to supporting our staff to flourish and progress. 

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

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Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in relevant roles.

Evidence of continued professional development relevant to this post.


Teaching skills qualification, or evidence of courses attended to ensure knowledge and skills in the ability to deliver education in a group setting.



Experience with working with patients and carers.

Experience in community mental health setting.

Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.

Experience and confidence in delivering education, skills, and service development to a range of members of the multi-disciplinary team.


Experience working in primary care / GP practice.

To have a working knowledge of Risk Assessment and management tools currently in used within mental health settings.

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.

For help with your application, contact: 

Hannah Anderson 



Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 5 


£28407.00  to £34581.00 Yearly



Working pattern

Part-Time, Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number


Job locations

St Mary's Community Health Campus 
Milton Road 
PO3 6AD