Approved Mental Health Professional - Adults Emergency Duty Service

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made - please note that this also includes any CV uploaded. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.
Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Social Care - Adults
£40,478 - £42,503
You will be entitled to a retention payment of £1500 per year which will be spilt into two payments, in December and June. You become eligible for the payment after 6 months employment and successful completion of your probationary period.

We’re Kirklees – Come and Join our team

In response to organisational and service user needs, we are looking for individuals who are passionate, flexible, creative, and who are committed to working in a high quality AMHP and Adults Emergency Duty Service (EDS).

We are inviting applications from experienced AMHPs to join our supportive team. Our teams cover the whole of the Kirklees district.

What to expect from us…

We are committed to providing our AMHPs with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development. This includes supervision, training opportunities and practice sessions to name just a few.

The work of an AMHP is not always an easy, and we understand the importance of taking care of ourselves.  We take your wellbeing seriously and have Wellbeing Champions based across Adult Social care who understand when you may need some additional support. As a Kirklees Council AMHP, you will be fully supported by a dedicated team to undertake these complex and demanding roles.

The role will involve a blended approach to office and home working to meet the needs of the service and yourself.  IT will be provided to ensure comfortable working environments both at home and in the office.  As a local authority are committed to a flexible working and always promote a healthy work-life balance. 

What you will do...

The EDS primary role is to undertake Mental Health Act (1983) assessments and provide emergency adult social care cover for the local authority out of hours. This includes emergency housing, safeguarding, and working with the police in domestic violence and crisis situations. Your professional expertise and approach will ensure individual needs and aspirations are always supported, risk is managed proportionately, and safeguarding is of paramount importance. You will be part of a dynamic, responsive and innovative team with varied tasks and no two days are the same.

What you will need...

You will require working knowledge of the Mental Health Act (1983), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Care Act (2014), Human Rights Act (1998) and SEND Legislation.

You must hold a Social Work England recognised qualification (or equivalent with your professional body) and have evidence that you are registered with Social Work England and be subject to a DBS check.

You must be qualified as an Approved Mental Health Professional.

Travel is an essential part of this job, and you will be required travel across Kirklees.   

If you would like further information or a discussion regarding this role, please contact; 

April Ramsden – Team Manager, AMHP Hub and Adults EDS – 01924 316844

Olivia Wilkinson – Deputy Team Manager, AMHP Hub and Adults EDS – 01924 316844.


The role is to cover the whole of the Kirklees District. The primary office base is at Batley (North Kirklees), but currently working from home.

Interviews will be held week commencing 2nd January 2023.

April Ramsden is the manager for this role, please contact them on 01484 221000 for an informal discussion, or if you need any more information. 
This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

08 January 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.