Do you have an interest in working with Veterans? Applications are sought from a highly motivated and enthusiastic practitioner with effective interpersonal and communication skills to join our Veterans Transition and Liaison Service (TILS)

The service aim is to provide care pathways for military veterans in need of mental health services. The service offers a single point of contact for the North of England, followed by clinical triage and assessment.

The Service has an outreach/ community case management model which complements the existing NHS tertiary, secondary and primary care mental health pathways, including crisis services/liaison psychiatric services/criminal justice liaison services and local Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.

There are three elements of the service:
•Transition service for those leaving HM Armed Forces
•A service for veterans with complex presentations
•A gateway for veterans.

The post is graded at Band 6.
The challenging nature of this post requires applicants to be a suitably experienced mental health practitioner preferably with experience of working with Military Veterans and difficult to engage service user groups. You will need effective communication skills, established skills in clinical assessment and risk management and have previously delivered therapeutic intervention as an autonomous practitioner. A commitment to multiagency working is essential including working closely with charities and 3rd sector organisations.

Geographically the post will be based in Sunderland, however, the TILS team cover the whole geographical area of the Trust and you may be required to travel for meetings and service need. (Car driver essential)

Service specific training
Staff will attend a range of statutory and mandatory training applicable to all staff in the Trust. The multidisciplinary team meet on a weekly basis to review case management and discuss treatment and signposting relevant to the service user group. This includes in-house training and access to relevant specific courses and seminars to enhance the skills and knowledge of the team. Links with Third party organisations and military services and access to service specific conferences and interface discussions. A period of induction would be offered to establish these links and shadow colleagues within the service.
The service currently operates over 5 days of the week (Mon-Fri), 9am to 5pm, however flexibility is required.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Barbara McConnell  Job title: Team Manager

Email address: [email protected]  Telephone number: 03031231145


Additional Contact Information

Andrea Malton-Earl Initial Response Service & Veterans Service Clinical Lead
[email protected]