Isle of Wight Council

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Approved Mental Health Professional (Ref: 45005618)

County Hall, Newport and Island-wide

Grade 11, £41,548 to £44,356 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Diane Pragnell at 01983 821000 or; alternatively you can contact Katherine Smith at 01983 821000 or

Vacancy Reference: 45005618

Closing Date: 18/04/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Additional Allowances: Other £2000 - £5000 premium payment pro rata / Standby Duty £85.00

We are pleased to advertise the newly created posts which support the growth and development of the AMHP service that works across 24 hours.

While the demand for Mental Health Act assessments has increased, it is relatively small numbers compared to other Local Authorities. However, our quality of service is paramount to support the person being assessed and reaching positive outcomes. The model of working on the Isle of Wight will be to also hold a small number of Mental Health cases and contribute to the 24-hour AMHP rota.

This is an exciting time for you to join the service as we are at the start of future developments and would love you to be active with supporting the growth of the team and service we provide. We are a hard-working team and it doesn’t go unnoticed in fact, we’ve just been named as runner up for one of the most prestigious awards in Adult Social Care - The MJ Awards 2021 in the Care and Health Integration category! We have also been nominated as finalists in the Local Government Chronicles 2021 for Well Being and Resilience in the partnership category.

As a Local Authority we are open to supporting your learning and personal development, so you will be encouraged to share your experience and expertise as well as have the opportunity to attend national conferences and partake in partnership training.

We offer regular quality supervision and will be working a 9-day fortnight to give a balance to your work commitments and home life should you wish to opt in.

Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.


Team IWC Values:

 - Community & Customer focused

 - Effective & Efficient

 - Working together

 - Fair & transparent

We are proud of our commitment to offer:

 - Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce

 - Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers

 - Providing regular training opportunities.

We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.

If you are a person that can support team members with future developments and want to make a difference to this service then why wait? 

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Diane Pragnell at 01983 821000 or; alternatively you can contact Katherine Smith at 01983 821000 or

PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.

Please click here to view the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available to new employees specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a role with us. If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible get your travel costs reimbursed. Further details are available upon request.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

The Isle of Wight Council is committed to supporting all newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) through the implementation of a robust post graduate competency framework referred to as the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE). The ASYE is intended to be the first stage of the continuing professional development for Registered Social Workers, and the framework will be closely allied to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).  You will be therefore, be required to satisfactorily complete the ASYE programme within a 12-month period (or 18 months if part time).

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Relocation support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to specifically take up a front-line role with Adult Social Care. For experienced workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000. If you decide to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed.

Closing Date: Rolling