About Devon Partnership NHS Trust

We provide a wide range of NHS services to people with mental health and learning disability needs - in Devon, the wider South West region and nationally.

Our frontline teams include psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, support workers and administrative staff. We are increasingly striving to recruit people who have personal experience of mental health and learning disability issues as peer support workers.

We support our staff who are members of, or who wish to join the Volunteer Reserve Forces and have a Bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, which acknowledges our commitment.

We have a budget of £145m a year and employ around 2,600 staff. During the course of a year we receive around 66,000 referrals and we are supporting around 20,000 people every month.

We are proud to have some wonderful volunteers that work for us. If you are interested in finding out more about voluntary work please email dpn-tr.DPTVolunteers@nhs.net.

We have been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and our aim is to achieve a rating of ‘Outstanding’ by 2021.

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Our offer to you

We'll take care of you

  • Free health and wellbeing courses
  • Flexible working options
  • Confidential Care - 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family
  • Employment support
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing self-help guidance

Your career with us

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of learning opportunities
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Return to practice course
  • Quality supervision and appraisal
  • Coaching and mentoring options

Getting involved

  • Comprehensive induction
  • Chief Executive ‘Our Journey’ events
  • Wide range of research studies
  • Involving others – Together programme
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events

Benefits for you

  • Generous annual leave
  • Great NHS Pension
  • Flexible working
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refer a friend and earn £500 (T&Cs apply)
  • Stagecoach bus discounts
  • Salary sacrifice Cyclescheme

Awards and recognition

  • Annual Celebrating Achievement Awards
  • Learner Awards
  • Participation at national events and conferences
  • Nominate achievements locally, regionally and nationally
  • Award winning services and staff
  • National participation and contribution to service development

Supporting you to live well.

“We have group supervision. We’ve got a multi-disciplinary team which includes occupational therapists, social workers, nurses and doctors, so it’s a really good dynamic team. We’re all very approachable and sociable and I think that’s what keeps so many people working in the community mental health teams in Devon for so long.”

Joanna – Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Joanne Gibbins - Community Mental Health

“It is a great feeling to be in a team that works so closely together to deliver the end results and where skills and knowledge are willingly shared between colleagues, regardless of job role.”

Suzie – Information Analyst

Suzie - Information Analyst

Great place to work, great place to live

We are a successful and innovative organisation with exciting plans for the future. Coming soon is a new Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in Exeter and we are expanding and developing our other mental health and learning disability services.

If you’re thinking of locating to Devon or the South West, you’ll be living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Come and join us and be part of our journey to becoming a centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability.

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