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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/07/2020.

Trainee Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 163-2887E-06-20

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Staff Nursing
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a reputation for being one of the friendliest hospitals in the country, with good levels of care, high performance against the NHS Constitutional Standards, low infection rates and recently rated as Good by the CQC. It is a circa 400 bedded district general hospital and provides acute services for around 250,000 people living in and around Barnsley – and indeed further afield. Our annual turnover is £230 million and we employ around 3,800 staff. We aspire to build on this success to enhance the quality of our services and our staff’s experience of working in the Trust.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to recovery, sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We welcome applications from people who wish to apply on the basis of a job share or flexible working arrangement, and we offer access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes.



£19,737 - £21,142 per annum/pro rata (AfC Band 3)

37.5 hours per week – Fixed Term 2 Years amd 3 Months



The Nursing Associate (NAR) is a new nursing role developed to support the Registered Nurse in England. This role is Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


The Nursing Associate role bridges the gap between Health Care Support Workers and Registered Nurses.


The role supports the career progression of Health Care Support Workers into nursing roles.


The Nursing Associate increases the capacity and capability of the nursing workforce by ensuring the right person, with the right skills and education, is delivering the right care to patients.


This exciting opportunity is being offered as an apprenticeship within a Partnership with other providers and will enable you to be part of a 2 year 3 months work based learning programme, delivered in conjunction with The University of Sheffield to achieve a Foundation Degree and become a Nursing Associate.



The Partnership includes the following providers:

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rotherham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Children's NHS FT
  • Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS FT
  • Rotherham Hospice
  • St Lukes Hospice
  • Connect Healthcare Rotherham
  • Spectrum Healthcare
  • Horizon Care Homes
  • Exemplar Healthcare
  • Larwood Health Partnership
  • Burns Practice
  • Sandringham Practice
  • Riverdale Grange
  • University Health Services
  • Manor & Park Group Practice
  • Porter Brook Medical Centre
  • Conisborough Group Practice




and the following placement providers:

  • Barnsley Hospice
  • Spectrum Community Health CIC
  • Barnsley ATP Hub (GP Practices)
  • Bluebell Wood Hospice
  • SYB CCGs - CHC team
  • Broomgrove Nursing Home


Successful applicants will be allocated a base placement which will be at Barnsley Hospital. The course will include alternative placements within the Barnsley Place Base to cover care provision 'in hospital', 'close to home’, and 'at home'. These will be situated in a variety of inpatient and community-based settings. There may be occassions when your placements could be situated outside the Place Base of Barnsley.


Successful candidates will be expected to travel to alternative placements outside of the organisation.


This post is for candidates applying to work at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Internal and external applicants).

We are seeking individuals with experience of working within health care delivery. So if you have a compassionate and caring attitude and you are motivated, enthusiastic and keen to progress in your career within the health service then this may be the course for you.

This is a training role, potentially leading to a Registered Nursing Associate position, on successful completion of the programme.

Entry Criteria

In order to meet the academic requirements of the course you will need:

- GCSE grade C Math/English or Level 4 and above or equivalent

- Functional Skills Level 2 Math/English

- Key Skills Level 2 Communication (Literacy)/ Application of Number (Numeracy)

- Evidence from NARIC of equivalent English/Maths (A*-C)

This is a full time programme and you would need to be able to start in October 2020.

For further information please contact: Victoria Waller – Student Support Team Leader on 01226 435057

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail. Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date. To speed up the recruitment process please ensure that your references are appropriate and where possible you have provided an email address and telephone number.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges for adverts placed from 1st June are as follows:


Please note that these charges are not applicable for roles band 4 and below.


Standard Check: £23.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one off payment.

Enhanced Check: £40.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £13.69 deduction from 1st months’ salary, £10.00 deduction from salary over following 3 months.

Closing date for applications: 2nd July 2020

Interview to be held on: 8th and 9th July 2020

If you wish to apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs website and quote Ref No: 163-2887E-06-20


Please refer to the attached additional document when completing your application, this will inform you about Values Based Recruitment at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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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