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AVON AND WILTSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

The Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health services to people who live in the counties of Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, and Wiltshire. Aside from that, we provide specialised services throughout the south-western United Kingdom. 

 

The company employs over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who provide services from more than 90 locations across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, working in approximately 150 teams for a population of about 1.8 million people.

Departments and services

  • ADHD clinics

  • Adult recovery services

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Complex intervention teams

  • Criminal justice services

  • Deaf mental health services

  • Drug and alcohol services

  • Early intervention in psychosis

  • Eating disorders

  • Electroconvulsive therapy

  • Forensic mental health services

  • Inpatient services

  • Intensive services

  • Learning disabilities

  • Liaison services

  • Memory services

  • Primary care psychology services

  • Psychiatric intensive care

  • Rehabilitation

  • Therapies

  • Veterans mental health service

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KNOW THE LOCATION

Bath is located in the Avon Valley and is surrounded by limestone hills due to its proximity to the southern edge of the Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the limestone Mendip Hills rise approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of the city. The Lansdown plateau, which surrounds and forms the city, has a maximum elevation of 781 feet (238 metres). Bath is 11 square miles in size (28 square kilometres). 

 

A water-spanning iron bridge. A yellow stone building can be seen in the background. Trees reach out over the water on the left. 

Cleveland House and the Sydney Gardens cast iron bridges over the Kennet and Avon Canal 

The Avon floodplain is approximately 59 feet (18 metres) above sea level, while the city centre is approximately 25 metres (82 feet) above sea level. The river, which was once an impassable network of braided streams separated by swamps and ponds, has been channelled into a single channel by weirs. Flooding was common in the lower part of the city until major flood control works were completed in the 1970s, which shortened the life of many buildings. Kensington Meadows is a local nature reserve consisting of mixed woodland and open meadow next to the river.

Education

Bath, Somerset has a surprisingly large number of educational institutions for a city of its size. In addition to state-funded schooling, it has two universities, a further education college, and five independent schools. The state-funded schools are organised within the Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority. 

 

Bath University was founded in 1966 and has since grown to become a leading university in the United Kingdom. Academically, the university is known for physical sciences, mathematics, architecture, management, technology, and social sciences, as well as its leading Sports Training Village. 

 

Bath Spa University was established in 1992 as a university college (Bath Spa University College), and was elevated to university status in August 2005. Art and Design, Education, English and Creative Studies, Historical and Cultural Studies, Music and the Performing Arts, and Social Sciences are among the subjects taught at its schools. Although it is considered a Bath university, the main campus is located a few miles outside of the city at Newton Park. Bath School of Art and Design is a university college located on Sion Hill in Bath. It also confers degrees through colleges such as Weston College, which is located in nearby Weston-super-Mare.

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Transport 

Bus: Bath's coach, bus, and railway stations are all conveniently located in the heart of the city, putting you in an excellent position to begin exploring as soon as you get there.

Train: In the heart of the city, Bath Spa train station is a short walk from major attractions like the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Bath Spa train station is accessible by public transportation. As well as travel within and outside of the city to destinations such as London, Cardiff, Bristol, and elsewhere. You can visit many different stations in the area, including Oldfield Park, Keynsham, Freshford, Avoncliff, Bradford, Trowbridge, Westbury, Frome, Chippenham, and Melksham, to name a few.

Leisure

Bath is renowned for its abundance of attractions and activities. Bath hasn't changed much since Georgian gentleman Ralph Allen and writer Jane Austen fell for this city built for pleasure. Explore the only UK city to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll travel centuries in minutes. Visit the Roman Baths from AD43 to see how our former settlers relaxed. Walk past mellow architectural masterpieces like the Royal Crescent and the Circus, or celebrate Bath's most famous resident at the Jane Austen Centre. 

 

No. 1 Royal Crescent, where you can learn about life as a Georgian in Bath, or the Museum of East Asian Art, the UK's only museum dedicated to the arts and cultures of East and Southeast Asia. Bath is also a great base to visit nearby attractions like Lacock and Castle Combe, and Stonehenge's mysterious megaliths. This is only part of the storey. We are a vibrant, thriving city where ancient history and Georgian elegance coexist with a 21st century cosmopolitan buzz. Restaurants and cafés serve everything from Michelin-starred gourmet dishes to simple yet satisfying street food. 

 

Get ready for an evening of comedy, live music and theatre at chic cocktail bars and traditional pubs. Enjoy free live jazz music and award-winning cuisine at Green Park Brasserie, a show at Theatre Royal Bath, or late-night entertainment at Komedia Bath. There's also a year-round calendar of special events and festivals. No trip to Bath is complete without taking the waters. Relax in natural hot springs that have attracted visitors for centuries. Indulge in revitalising treatments, therapeutic steam rooms, and a rooftop pool with 360-degree Bath views. A five-star Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel with its own naturally heated spa complex is also an option. 

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Why should you choose AVON AND WILTSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST?

 

Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Feeling part of a caring and committed team.

  • Working at an organisation that puts people first.

  • Flexible work that gives you the satisfaction of helping your community.

  • Attractive pay, with regular pay rises.

  • Regular, guaranteed hours and a steady income.

  • A clear induction into your role and a full range of training and development, including apprenticeships.

  • Many opportunities to pursue a varied career in healthcare.

  • Regular supervision and support from a caring manager.

  • Generous annual leave entitlement and paid holidays.

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme

  • A wide range of health & wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health services.

  • Paid sick leave.

  • Access to a wide range of NHS benefits including discounts.

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