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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2020.

Registered Staff Nurse for COVID-19

Job Reference: 209-COVID-160620

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Central Staffing
Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire
£24,907 - £30,615 Per Annum Pro Rata

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

If you are a Registered Nurse thinking about returning to practice after a career break or following retirement to support us during the Covid-19 pandemic we would love to hear from you to discuss your options and the support we can offer you.

You may have received a letter from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) asking if you want to consider joining the Covid-19 temporary register OR you may still hold registration but are no longer employed.

Do I need to submit an application?I f you are interested in any of the vacancies we have and want to speak to a member of the recruitment team to explore your options please contact us.l

We currently have staff nurse vacancies in:

  • Staff Nurse in Medicine - 209-W7-160620
  • Staff Nurse in Intermediate Care - 209-W11-160620
  • Staff Nurse in Emergency Department - 209-ED-160620
  • Staff Nurse in Medical Assessment Unit - 209-MAU-160620
  • Staff Nurse in Elderly Care Specialising in Dementia - 209-DEM-160620
  • Staff Nurse in Respiratory Medicine - 209-W4-160620
  • Staff Nurse in Orthopaedics - 209-W10-160620
  • Staff Nurse - General Medical Ward (Ward 2) - 209-GMW-160620
  • Staff Nurse in Gastroenterology - 209-MED-160620
  • Staff Nurse Pool – 209-POOL-160620
  • Staff Nurse in Surgical Unit – 209-W5-160620
  • Bank Registered Staff Nurse – 209-BANK-160620

Do I need to have an interview? This may not be necessary depending on your individual circumstances. If we do need to interview you this will be done over SKYPE

What can we offer you as a member of our valued staff at East Cheshire NHS Trust?

  • Student Bonus – Incentive Scheme to award £500 per person to all student nurses who choose to start their career within ECT.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme - incentive scheme which will pay trust employees £500 for every qualified nurse or midwife they introduce to a role at the trust, whether that is an acute or community post.
  • Access to clinical skills training and personal development courses including our Clinical Skills Lab
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff with various acknowledgements such as Employee and Team of the Year.
  • Cycle to work scheme - staff who cycle to work have the opportunity to buy bike and safety equipment from a number of specific local bike shops and pay for it tax free via a salary sacrifice scheme over 12 months.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a number of different initiatives to support your health and wellbeing here at East Cheshire NHS Trust including a fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Occupational Health - our Occupational Health service aims to ensure all staff in employment experience a working environment for which they are physically and psychologically suited and that protects and promotes health.
  • Staff Benefits & Schemes - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes offered by the trust designed to support staff engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

This post is fixed term for up to 9 months.

Hours per week: 37.5 hours.

Closing date: 16th June 2020.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at East Cheshire NHS Trust, take a look at our Careers website with lots of information on how to join our team and Facebook and Twitter pages, links to which can be found on the right hand side:

Visit our Facebook page: Careers at East Cheshire NHS Trust

Follow us on Twitter: @CareersECT


Give us a call to find out more.

If you would like any further information please contact the Recruitment Team on 01625 656510 or


We would like to inform you that if your application is successful, your interview will be held via SKYPE.

Please read the guidance for applicants and completing the application form documents prior to completing your application form (documents are located to the right).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). In order to facilitate applications from all members of the community the Trust is able to offer services including Braille Applications and Interpreting Services.

The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to East Cheshire NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the advert closing date, regretfully you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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