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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/08/2021.

Nursing Associate/Nursing Associate Apprentice

Job Reference: 798-1572A

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Neighbourhood CMHS
£21,892 -£24,157/£19,737 - £21,142 p.a

From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Worcestershire Transformation Service - Wyre Forest

Qualified Nursing Associate / Nursing Associate Apprentice

BAND 4/3

37.5 hours per week

£21,892 - £24,157/£19,737- £21,142 P.A.

(dependant on Band)

Would you like to progress your career and begin training in the new Nursing Associate role and be part of the changing nursing and care workforce or are you a Qualified Nursing Associate looking for a new challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen from the successful bid of NHS England transformation funding to employ a Nursing Associate to our team. This role will focus on the delivery of population based mental health care for the community of Wyre Forest also working closely with colleagues delivering this exciting service in the locality of Malvern.

We require the successful candidate to have the appropriate qualifications (or be willing to undertake the two year Nursing Associate apprenticeship at the University of Worcester) as per the job description/ person specification to support the implementation of a new initiative in the locality identified. You will be working alongside multi-disciplinary teams of highly specialist practitioners and have direct relationships with the professionals within the local Primary Care Networks (PCN).

This opportunity will enable you engage in a new initiative that will equip you with enhanced skills for community mental health care delivery in one of the twelve selected pilot sites by NHS England. If you are seeking a role that will encompass new ways of working that will be the future delivery of community mental health care in England, then this is an opportunity you should not miss.

As a member of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, you’ll also benefit from;

  • Annual Leave entitlement of 27 days increasing with continued service

  • NHS Pension Scheme

  • Continuous Professional Development

  • Career Progression opportunities

  • Flexible working, allowing you to maintain work-life balance

  • Access to LGBT, BAME, Disability and Carers Forums

  • Wellbeing and support programmes

  • A wide range of NHS discounts

Applicants wishing to apply for an apprenticeship role will need to ensure that they meet the entry criteria, including Maths & English GCSE (Grade C/4 or above), and recruitment process for this role.

The key result areas for the role are that the Nursing Associate will:


  • Hold a Level 5 Foundation degree in Nursing Associate studies
  • Deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Nurse (or other registered healthcare professional dependent on setting)
  • Have proficient attitudes and behaviours compatible with NHS Values
  • Work as part of a designated clinical and care team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the individual
  • Carry out specific delegated clinical and care tasks and responsibilities to a high standard and competency
  • Work with a mentor to take responsibility for developing own clinical competence leadership and reflective practice skills
  • Develop by the end of the programme the ability to work without direct supervision, at times delivering care independently in line with the individual’s defined plan of care within parameters of practice of the Nursing Associate role.


Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 16th August 2021

For more details about the requirements of the Nursing Associate role, please see the job description attached. Further information is available on the attached links.

For any further information about the qualified Band 4 role or the Band 3 NA apprenticeship please contact: Kellie Homer Clinical Lead on 01562 826307.


Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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