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Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust (HPFT) is on a journey from ‘Good’ to ‘Great’ and is fully committed to providing excellent health and social care for people with mental ill health, physical ill health and those with learning disabilities. We do this by providing services which make a positive difference to the lives of patients, service users and their carers, underpinned by the principles of choice, independence and equality.

We provide integrated health and social care across community and inpatient settings treating and caring for people across Hertfordshire, Norfolk and North Essex.

Our partnership arrangements with the local authority (Hertfordshire County Council) provide an excellent opportunity to develop a recovery orientated approach based on a holistic assessment of both health and social care needs. We also aim to play a full part in the local health and social care economies that we serve by promoting greater integration between mental and physical health and social care.

We are also a University Trust, with close links to the University of Hertfordshire, providing excellent learning and development opportunities for our staff, as well as strengthening clinical research.

For further information visit HPFT Careers  

Mental Health/Learning Disabilities Nursing Mental Health/Learning Disabilities Nursing

Nursing is a rewarding and challenging career where you can really make a difference to people's lives.

Your role will be to promote and support a person’s recovery and enabling them to have more involvement and control over their condition. You will also build effective relationships with people who use our services, their relatives and carers. You might help one person to take their medication correctly while advising another about relevant therapies or social activities. 

Mental health nurses are usually based in hospitals or in the community, as this is where the majority of our mental health services are offered. If you work in an in-patient setting, you may do shifts and provide 24-hour care.

As one of the UK’s leading mental health Trusts in education and healthcare, our focus is on developing the nursing leaders of the future. We offer strong support networks for preceptorship, mentorship and professional development so that you get the very best from your career with us.



Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist/Speech & Language Therapist Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist/Speech & Language Therapist

As an Allied Health Professional, you will be a key member of the healthcare team. You will work closely with patients, often on a one-to-one basis, helping with rehabilitation and providing treatment that helps transform people's lives.

From pharmacists, occupational therapists and dieticians to physiotherapists, and speech therapists, allied health professionals (AHPs) provide treatment, diagnosis and support that help transform people's lives.