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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2020.

Senior Staff Nurse - Seasonal Ward

Job Reference: 001-NMR330-0920

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Seasonal Ward Medicine Clinical Board
University Hospital of Wales/University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English



Fixed Term/Secondment opportunity November 2020 to March 2021 (dates may vary based on needs of patients)

Registered Nurses – Band 6

An opportunity has arisen for experienced nurses who have excellent communication and organisational skills and are able to demonstrate a commitment to caring and showing compassion for patients who are cared for on our Seasonal Ward.

You'll be part of a talented multidisciplinary team providing senior clinical nursing expertise and leadership to ensure patient quality and safety of care is prioritised. You will need to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, sharing expertise and benefiting from excellent professional development opportunities. All focused on being the best you can be, to deliver excellent Nursing care that really stands out.

All applicants must have enhanced clinical experience and decision making skills and be highly motivated and passionate about nursing as well as being a strong Leader.

The Seasonal Wards will be predominantly in UHW as 31 beds on a ward area to be confirmed with a further 19 beds in another ward area, also to be confirmed. The first of the seasonal beds are anticipated to open from November 2020 and will remain until at least March 2021 (dates may vary based on needs of patients and service). The Ward will be caring for patients who will be medically unwell as well as patients who have infections and require isolation.

The position is open to Band 5 and Band 6 Registered Nurses currently working within the UHB, within all Clinical Boards as well as external candidates who want the security of an NHS contract and associated benefits.

There are many benefits to being an employee of the Health Board, some of these


  • Contracted weekly hours.
  • Salary, Band 6 salary starting at £31,365 increasing to £37,890
  • Unsocial hour payments:
    Saturday (midnight to midnight and any weekday after 8pm and before 6am = Time plus 30%
    Sundays and Public Holidays (midnight to midnight = Time plus 60%
  • Annual Leave
    On commencement = 27 days + 8 bank holidays
    After 5 years = 29 days

After 10 years = 33 days

  • Sick Pay Entitlement - after completing five years of service – six months’ full

pay and six months’ half pay

  • Maternity/Adoption/Paternity pay
  • NHS Pension Scheme - Automatic enrolment
  • The NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020
  • Employment policies, e.g. Flexible Working options, Secondment, Special Leave, Career Break, Redeployment, etc.
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes – car purchase & electrical equipment

NHS Employee Discounts:

Gym membership

Retail Outlets


Any many more!

If you're ready to progress in your career and take the lead then this is an excellent opportunity for you.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date: 01/10/2020

For further details / informal visits contact: 

Name: Sian Brookes

Job title: Senior Nurse

Email address:

Telephone number: 029 207 43588 

Additional contact information 

If you require further information please contact Senior Nurses Sian Brookes or David Pitchforth on 029 207 43588 

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website.

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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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