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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/12/2018.

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Registered Nurse (full and part time)

Job Reference: 847-A-18-2184

Spectrum Community Health
HMP Preston
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum


We are looking for RGNs and RMNs to work in primary care and inpatients physical health and  our clinical substance misuse services  if you think you might like the opportunity to work in a fast pace environment, develop existing skills and learn new skills  we have various opportunities at HMP Preston, which is a category B prison providing 24 hour healthcare, 7 days a week, to adult males. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who provide a vast range of services, delivering primary care, inpatient services, mental health and substance misuse.

Spectrum Community Health CIC is a community owned, award winning health provider with a range of services including Prison Healthcare. Our recent success at The British Journal of Nursing and the Nursing Times Awards demonstrates our policy of innovation and continuous improvement, and is testimony to our committed and talented teams. As a Social Enterprise our profits are reinvested into our staff and services, and we benefit from being independent, large enough to provide a level of security, yet small enough to be able to make things happen.

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide specialist healthcare services in the North East and West of England, and around Yorkshire. For further details of our services, please follow the link to our website.


You will have a sound nursing knowledge base, excellent communication skills, an understanding of the complex needs of the residents and have the ability to operate confidently within an MDT.

As a Spectrum team member, you will be entitled to receive a benefits package competitive with Agenda for Change, including membership of the NHS Pension scheme. You will also have the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge and act as a lead for specialist projects. We offer a preceptorship for new registrants who have had experience of working withing a relevant mental health environment.

Please note there is a one-off Welcome Payment attached to this vacancy of £1500. For more information, please contact Vicky Baker, Clinical Manager, on 01772 444758 Faye Crowe, Clinical Team Leader on 01772 444814.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Clearance and the relevant level of Prison Clearance.

We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially people who have experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service (excluding bank holidays). You will also automatically become a member of the NHS pension scheme and will receive an excellent package of pension benefits which are one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.


Spectrum’s Terms and Conditions are comparable with those offered by the NHS (Agenda for Change or Medical and Dental), therefore, you will receive an excellent benefits package, including membership of the NHS pension scheme, life insurance, discounts, free parking (at the majority of sites, subject to availability). A full list of employee rewards and benefits is contained in the separate document attached.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

Thank you for your interest in our post. Before you apply please ensure you read the following:

  • All communication will be sent via NHS jobs so please check your account regularly

  • Please read all the documentation before applying to ensure you tailor your application specifically to our post

  • Due to the large volume of applications we do not have the facility to respond to everyone. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion

  • Please apply early - we may close early should we receive sufficient applications

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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