Working in Devon

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an organisation that is passionate about mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

Working in Devon, you’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

“There are so many training courses to access in terms of talking therapies, psychological informed reflective practice, study days. It’s much more about staff awareness and staff wellbeing… and that's really quite pivotal and key to the way the Trust is going. I think that it’s really helpful for us all to feel supported.”

Lewis – Clinical Team Leader

Working together

Together, we’ll achieve our ambition to create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Join us and we’ll do everything to support and develop you.

We offer flexible working options, a team-based approach, a range of health and wellbeing programmes, fantastic training and career development opportunities - all to help you shape the career you want for yourself.

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If working in the community is what you’re looking for we have teams across Devon, as well as in our Bristol Dementia Service. You can work in the city, by the sea or in a rural location. Choose from a wide range of services – adult and older person’s mental health, perinatal mental health, psychological therapies, early intervention in psychosis and learning disability.

Work in Devon alongside others in your multi-disciplinary team, in the community and in our new Health and Wellbeing Clinics, helping people to get the best quality care and treatment to meet their individual needs.


We have wards at Torbay Hospital and North Devon District Hospital for adults and older people who may need a stay in hospital to support their recovery. Exeter is home to The Haldon Eating Disorder Service, The Cedars, Russell Clinic and Franklyn Hospital for older people and the Additional Support Unit for people with a learning disability.

Our secure services are based in acres of beautiful countryside in Dawlish at Langdon Hospital and include the modern Dewnans Centre.

With so much choice available you can be sure of finding a career that suits your preferred discipline.

Supporting our clinical teams

There are so many non-clinical career opportunities available in corporate functions in our Headquarters, as well as working in our clinical teams to support them and the people using their services.

There are also have many roles within the South West Provider Collaborative, which commissions services.

You can start your career as an apprentice or bring your skills and experience and make a valued contribution to helping us achieve our ambition of becoming a centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability.

Your health and wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and we offer a wide range of initiatives, designed to support you, both at work and outside of work – Cyclescheme, exercise classes, gym (at Wonford site), flexible working, free wellbeing courses, to name a few.

Looking after your own mental health is as important as looking after the mental health of the people we support. Our Employment Support, 24/7 Confidential Care, the Devon Wellbeing Hub and our own TALKWORKS service are there to help you when needed.

Local information


Wherever you wish to work in Devon Partnership NHS Trust you’ll find affordable housing both to rent and buy across Devon. So you’re sure to find a home you love.

Famous for

Cream teas, Jurassic Coast, railways, Jack Russells and Coldplay's Chris Martin to name a few.

Areas of interest

You’re spoilt for choice in Devon with the Moors and beautiful coastlines. You’re also a hop, skip and a jump away from Cornwall, Bristol and Bath as well as close to London transport links.