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Community AMHP - CMB989e

Cumberland Council
West Cumbria
£48,474 - £49,498
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

Are you passionate about supporting adults across Cumbria? 

The West Mental Health Social Work Team within Adult Social Care are looking to recruit a Community Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking for career development within Adult Social Care to gain valuable experience with our team.

As a Community AMHP, you will work as part of a community social work team, covering Allerdale and Copeland, co-ordinating and undertaking assessments in line with the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007), Care Act 2014,  and Mental Capacity Act 2005. Comprehensive knowlegde of this legislation and all relevant legal and policy frameworks is essential, as is the ability to prioritise and manage a caseload of complex and demanding cases.

A strong communicator, with the ability to adapt to audience and encourage a secure and supportive environment, you will need to demonstrate a high level of professional capability, applying specialist knowledge to resolve problems and optimise outcomes.

The right candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues in health across a number of teams and mental health settings. In this role, you will provide development opportunities to social work and AMHP trainees/students, offering leadership and supervision, and championing person centred recovery.

We are looking for a motivated, professional, and hard-working candidate to join us, and the ideal person will have knowledge of the assessment and care management processes, as well as a commitment to partnership working.

You must be a qualified and registered Social Worker and Approved Mental Health Professional (or soon to be qualified AMHP) in order to apply for this post.

Some travelling out of county will be necessary at times.

Interview Details

Closing date: 22/04/24

Interviews: 26/04/24

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Safer Recruitment

At Cumberland Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.


This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check.

Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with adults. It is an offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with Adults.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumberland Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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