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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/04/2020.

Trainee Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 295-TNA1BB

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

Would you like to progress your career, begin training in the Nursing Associate role and become part of the changing nursing and care workforce at UHBFT?

Nursing Associates are members of the nursing team who have gained a Foundation Degree typically involving a 27 month training programme delivered in partnership between an employer and a university. Nursing Associates are accountable for their own practice and are regulated by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Further information about the role of the Nursing Associate can be found on the NMC website.

At UHBFT we are looking to recruit talented, passionate and committed individuals as Trainee Nursing Associates, we will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge by being based in a hospital site or service and undertake the Trainee Nursing Associate programme delivered in partnership with Birmingham City University. Previous experience in a care environment is desirable but not essential as we will provide a comprehensive clinical induction.

In order to be shortlisted you need to demonstrate on your application form that you have the essential qualifications in Maths & English as stated on the person specification. As part of the recruitment process candidates will be expected to attend an assessment event where your certificates for these essential qualifications will be checked. Failure to produce satisfactory certificates will mean that you will not be able to progress further with the recruitment process.

In addition you need to have one of the level 3 or equivalent qualifications as stated on the person specification. If you are due to complete this qualification and will have received your certificate confirming that you have passed by the 30th September 2020 you can still apply.

If you have any queries about this exciting opportunity please email

Assessments will be held on the 18th and 20th May 2020

Interviews will be held on the 26th and 27th May 2020

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us, this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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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