Isle of Wight Council

Mental Health Team

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Casual Approved Mental Health Professional, Ref: 50065340

Island Wide

Grade 11, £19.21 per hour

Contact: Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50065340

Hours: Variable

Contract Type: Casual


We are looking for Approved Mental Health Professionals who are approved by a Local Authority or willing to work to be approved by the Isle of Wight Council to support the AMHP Service.

On the island we are small service, but one that continues to increase in the demand for Mental Health Act assessments. 
If you meet the above criteria, then we would like you to work on the casual bank list.  This post is zero hours and is convenient for AMHPs who work for another Authority but would like some experience working on an island; and for AMHPs that have not practiced for a while but would be willing to undertake the training to become approved by the Isle of Wight Council.

The ethos of the post is to call upon you to cover AMHP shifts in case of vacancies or sickness.  These shifts will cover 24 hrs so may be evening shifts or weekends during the day.
We will provide you with a good induction to the systems and resources of the island before you will be expected to work on your own.  During these times you will have access to an AMHP manager to discuss any areas of practice concerns.

Post incentives:
Casual contract via recruitment process 
Mainland AMHPs to receive travel expenses to the island
Standby fee of £85.00 for every shift, regardless of whether any callout occurs
Any work done when called out is paid at the rate of £16.82 per hour (Grade 10c, currently under review)

If you would like further information than please contact Mark Howe on 07491 044866 or email on

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, 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 is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

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