Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)- EDS (Ref.3139)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £38,553 - £42,614 per annum (pending 22/23 pay award) + 20% unsocial hours allowance

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Following our exciting recent Emergency Duty Service (EDS) redesign, we have the following roles to commence circa September 2022:



Rota Pattern

To work an 8 week rolling rota, which incorporates 2 consecutive weeks off work.  Shift pattern includes working;

  • Evenings 16:30 - 01:00 or 17:00 - 02:30,
  • Weekend / Bank Holiday Day Shifts 08:30 - 18:00 or 10:00 - 19:30
  • Nights 21:00 - 09:00

To enable 2 consecutive weeks off rota the rota cycle, 30 days annual leave and full bank holiday entitlement are included in the rota.


About us

Our Emergency Duty Service (EDS) provides key responses to urgent out-of-hours child protection and adult safeguarding concerns and carries out assessments under the Mental Health Act, as well as facilitating support to vulnerable Adults.


Following our new innovative in-house Emergency Duty Service (EDS) re-design, we are really excited to announce that we will be launching a new pioneering model for our out of hours services in Devon County Council. 


This revised service will be introduced as early as September 2022. It will involve implementing specialist service models for our 3 core EDS services (Adults, Childrens and Mental Health), which will provide an improved, streamlined way of partnership working.


This initiative includes significant new investment and staffing levels to ensure improvements to our EDS. This enables increased positive outcomes for our children, young people and their families / carers, and to vulnerable adults and people experiencing mental health crises going forward.


Our re-design has meant that we have the additional qualified roles now available, and we would like to welcome our internal staff workforce to apply for these in the first instance.


About you

If you are a qualified, currently registered, and experienced AMHP within one of DCC’s services currently and would like the opportunity to be part of EDS and feel you have the right skills to be an EDS member with a forward-thinking, solution focused approach to your Mental Health practice, then we’d love to hear from you.


How to apply

Please state your reason why you would like to apply and how you will add value to the EDS service in no longer than 500 words in your supporting statement with your iTrent application


If you have any queries about the role or would like an informal discussion, please contact Karen Careford, Service Manager EDS –

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £38,553 - £42,614 per annum (pending 22/23 pay award) + 20% unsocial hours allowance

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required