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AMHP Roles OCC17506

Job Details

Salary range: Various salaries dependent on job roles with pay enhancement  
Work location: Abbey House, Abingdon
Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Permanent 
Closing date: Sunday 8th December
Interview date: To be confirmed 


These roles are subject to a Criminal Records Check.



Are you an Approved Mental Health Professional? Would you like to be part of an innovative 24/ 7 service In Oxfordshire County Council? If the answer is yes, then this is a fantastic opportunity to establish a career within a fast paced and challenging environment  working with experienced colleagues in collaboration with partner agencies. 

We are looking for dynamic, adaptable AMHPs who are committed to ensuring the provision of high-quality Mental Health Act assessments, with proven ability to accurately assess individual’s circumstances and develop appropriate plans. You will also act as duty triage AMHP for the team as required, participating in the new duty rota and responding effectively to referrals and enquiries, and the ability to work as part of a team is essential. 

We regard it as vital that you continue your own professional development as an AMHP, we have a dedicated training and an induction programme, offering regular AMHP refresher training including legal updates. There will be opportunities for you to participate in policy meetings and to act as a practice assessor for new AMHP trainees undertaking the University of Birmingham AMHP course. 

As a Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of service users, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.

Our new service design will go live in January 2020. The new service will be a hybrid model with a team of substantive staff working on a 24/7 rolling rota basis (see attached) alongside a daytime rota of AMHPs with substantive posts in other teams across health and social care.

We are recruiting to a number of roles within the substantive team:

AHMP Team Manager, Practice Supervisor, and Substantive AMHPs.


For further information about the indivdual roles and to apply please click below (please ensure you only apply via the indivdual links):


AMHP Team Manager OCC17177

Practice Supervisor OCC17180

Substantive AMHP OCC17184


Please click here to view proposed AMHP rota 


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jules Fox 07392 318898 or Melanie Pearce 07711117426 


Rewards and Benefits 

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.



Application Procedure

To apply please click on the indivdual job above you are interested in, this will take you to the online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. 
You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, or if you require the application form in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or by calling 01962 847728.

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

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