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Staff Nurse (RMN/Learning Disabilities)

Job Reference: 832-2021-NM-7488

Livewell Southwest CIC
832 K30189
£24,907 to £30,615 pa, pro-rata

Livewell Southwest is an award-winning provider of NHS health and social care services in Plymouth and NHS community health services in South Hams and West Devon. Quality care is at the heart of our philosophy to help keep people safe, well and at home.

A leader in integrated care, we continue to innovate our services into multidisciplinary teams shaped around our localities. As a social enterprise, we offer excellent terms and conditions and future career development opportunities. Our locations offer an exciting work life balance, with Dartmoor and glorious beaches on the doorstep and Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City offering culture and excellent travel links.

Up to 37.5 hours per week – permanent.


We are actively recruiting motivated and professional Band 5 Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurses who are looking to work in our Outstanding rated Male and Female Acute Ward as awarded by the Care Quality Commission. Harford Ward is a 19 bedded Male Acute Ward and Bridford Ward is a 19 bedded Female Acute Ward and post are available across both wards.


Here at the Glenbourne we received an overall rating of outstanding, and we are one of only a few units of its kind to achieve this rating within the UK.


The unit was praised in particular for the compassionate care provided by staff, noting the 2015 mental health inpatient survey that rated nurses at the Glenbourne unit the highest in the country for treating patients with dignity and respect.


Glenbourne was also praised for its recent redesign, which involved patient views in the new designs and prioritised the improvement of patient care and patient experience.


Our environment and organisation is supportive and driven to deliver quality, evidence based patient care, we have a clear focus on Quality Improvement and Safewards and strive to achieve a caring recovery focused environment and a supportive environment to develop in, we thrive on being a well led unit which is due to the positive, supportive and motivated team which work here.

This is an exciting opportunity for both newly qualified staff who would receive our supportive and excellent preceptorship programme, and those staff that have been qualified for a period of time but would like to expand their experience.


We are looking for clinically skilled, compassionate and caring professionals who are committed to providing care of the highest quality to some of the most vulnerable individuals known to our service.

Working full time, 37.5 hours per week, which will involve shift work inclusive of Nights; you will be based within the Glenbourne Unit, near Derriford Hospital. You will need to have a passion for working with people with mental health needs and possess excellent communication skills as you will be alongside other professionals, families and carers.

This post provides the opportunity to be supported on appointment with a robust induction and development package. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Organisation.

Regular supervision and support is available as is continuing professional development and training, we work closely with Plymouth University. We offer in-house offer training from our Doctors, Livewell and in house training sessions from other staff members, and from Psychological services.

Information about LWSW:

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:

  • A minimum of three days protected CPD for registered staff
  • Development pathways for unregistered staff from apprentice to bands 2, 3 and 4 and for registered staff in bands 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Leadership programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Medicines Management, leg Ulcer Management and Assessment Training
  • Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training
  • Robust Preceptorship
  • An induction programme tailored to your needs
  • Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles

Rewards and benefits

  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme and competitive Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows and/or Government Pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Lease car scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation/conditions apply)
  • Cycle to work scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • School holiday childcare subsidies
  • Multiple flexible working options

Livewell Southwest can allow existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme to continue their membership when they join the organisation.


All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.



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Additional opportunities:

There are also a number of opportunities within health and care, across Devon, please click on the link entitled 'Proud to Care' more information.

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