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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

Staff Nurses - Women’s Mental Health

Job Reference: 222-FOD-SN-34

West London NHS Trust
Forensic Services
Southall, Southall
£28,691 - £35,207 pa inc HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Staff nurses – women’s mental health (6+ nurse vacancies)

Are you a registered or newly qualified nurse interested in working in one of the country’s leading women’s mental health services?

We are currently recruiting for 6 or more mental health nurses (RMNs) Band 5. Previous experience in Forensic Services is not essential as we can train you and develop your skills in post. Above all we are looking for passion, commitment and drive with a focus on delivering world class care.

Training and career development backed by on-the-job supervision and support are embedded in the way we work. We will support you through every step of your career progression with specially designed courses that meet the needs of our dedicated staff team. This is a great opportunity to work in a highly specialised environment that will enrich your professional career.

About the Orchard

As one of the largest providers of female secure services in England and members of the Women’s Secure Network Group, we are at the forefront of developing the next five year strategy for women’s forensic services in England. This is a really exciting time to join us and a fantastic opportunity to help us develop services that better meet the needs of our patients and stakeholders.

The Orchard is a modern purpose-built facility with six wards, designed specifically for female patients. Our Women’s Enhanced Medium Secure Services (WEMSS) model of care is based on enhanced relational security using the See Think Act approach. Patients and staff collaborate to identify the patient’s needs, risks, skills and strengths, with patients taking increasing responsibility for managing their own safety. We are committed to involving patients, carers, locality teams and commissioners from the start and throughout the patient’s recovery journey.

We are holding a fast track Recruitment Day on the 19th February. This will give you the opportunity to come and see the Orchard for yourself. You will hear from our clinicians and nurses, the patients themselves and be able to tour the building and meet other staff.

If, after your tour, you are interested in working with us, we will assess your application and hold interviews on the same day. Applicants will be told if they have been successful by the end of the day and will walk away with a firm job offer in their pockets.

Candidates will need to bring:

• Proof of NMC registration or proof of undertaking a nursing degree course
• Passport
• Driving licence (or two documents proving your address)
• Recent DBS certificate if you have one

We offer a generous relocation package (see below) to successful candidates who meet our relocation criteria plus a number of other staff benefits. These will be outlined to prospective candidates at the recruitment day.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you Recruitment Day.
As an employee of West London Mental Health NHS Trust, you would have a responsibility to maintain a sound understanding of, and a commitment to uphold the National Health Service values and principles set out in the NHS Constitution.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dawn Harwood on

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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.

UK Registration

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

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