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Staff Nurse - Childrens

Job Reference: 358-1524511-CHI-G

University Hospitals of Leicester
Children's Services
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,214 - £30,112

Proudly Providing Children’s Heart Services

Band 5 Opportunities – Children’s Hospital – University of Leicester NHS Trust

Are you thinking about applying for your first post as a qualified Children’s Nurse?
Are you qualified as a Children’s Nurse and looking for a change?
Are you looking to further your career in a large Children’s Hospital?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you at interview.

Through the promotion of staff within our teams and expanding services we have a range of vacancies for qualified Childrens Nurses within our Children’s Hospital. We have an exciting project underway to re-configure our Children’s Hospital and bring the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre over to the Leicester Royal Infirmary which will merge all children’s services together in a new bespoke Children’s Hospital. You could be part of the development and growth of children’s services in Leicester.

You will have the opportunity to develop your assessment and clinical skills. We are also able to support staff rotation to different areas to support learning and development.

We provide family-centred care for children requiring surgical, medical and emergency treatment. Our Children’s Hospital is a cutting edge centre for many paediatric services including intensive care, high dependency care, specialist surgery and respiratory specialties.

You will be part of an innovative multi-disciplinary team and will be directly involved in nurse led initiatives, supporting and educating families, as well as general nursing care. We offer many career opportunities as you progress within our team including fully autonomous Specialist Nursing roles.

To be successful you will be an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Children’s Nurse with excellent communication skills. In return we will offer you fantastic support with a full orientation package, preceptorship, a Band 5 development programme and on-going professional development opportunities with the support of our experienced Children’s Education and Practice Development Team. We are also able to support Adult & Learning Disability Nurses in some of our clinical areas.

Shift patterns include long days and night shifts, (Internal Rotation)


For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Ennis on 0116 256 3729,

or Alice Allen on 0116 258 5470.



We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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