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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2021.

Band 5 and 6 RMN **Relocation**

Job Reference: 348-SOU-RELOCATE-B&S-C

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Antelope House
£25,655 to £31,534 pa (based on full time hours)

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

This vacancy is based in Southampton and we are looking for Nurses that are willing to relocate to the area. We are able to offer accommodation for the first 3 months and a relocation package of up to £8000. In addition to this if you are successfully recruited you will receive a Golden Hello PAYMENT OF £2500 (does not apply to current Hampshire & Isle of Wight NHS staff)

Are you an exceptional Mental Health Nurse looking for a change in your career path? Are you ready for a new and exciting challenge? If so then we would love to hear from you.

Antelope House is our acute mental health inpatient and psychiatric intensive care unit. Where we offer high quality, recovery focused care to adult with a range of mental health needs. We have 4 wards:

  • Saxon ward, our Adult male acute mental health inpatient ward, accommodates 18 beds (+ 1 emergency bed) with a functional mental illness – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia. The focus is on supporting Southampton men during the most acute period of their recovery working in partnership with the patient and their family.
  • Hamtun ward, our 10 bedded all male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). This unit is for those requiring intensive support where their needs cannot be safely met on the acute ward. The male PICU is a Trust resource for all male patients requiring this level of care within the Southern Health footprint.  The ethos is short stay intensive support with supported step down to the local area acute ward.
  • Trinity ward, our female adult acute mental health inpatient ward, accommodates 16 beds with a functional mental illness – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia. The focus is on recovery and supporting female patients from the Southampton area requiring acute inpatient mental health care.
  • Abbey ward, Due to open end of summer 2021, Abbey will be the trusts first all-female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Abbey will accommodate 10 beds and will provide intensive support to ladies in the Southern Health footprint requiring intensive support in an inpatient setting.

As a member of the team, you will support the delivery of responsive, evidence based recovery focused care to the service users in acute mental health crisis. We think working within mental health has to be one of the most rewarding careers to be in. If you are currently a band 5 or 6 RMN looking for the next step and you would like to work where you can make a real difference, there’s no better place to be than Antelope House.

As a staff nurse you will develop, implement and evaluate care plans in conjunction with service users, carers and other professionals ensuring individual needs are met. You will carry out all relevant forms of care and will be designated to take charge of a ward in the absence of a charge nurse. Antelope House operates 24 hour cover therefore, you are required to work shifts which will include nights. There are a variety of shifts available and all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Like the sound of all the wards at Antelope?

We have designed a rotational programme to enable band 5’s to work in each inpatient setting for a period of 6 months, and our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit for 3 months each. This will provide you with a programme of specially designed training, support and development to increase your clinical skills, and provide you with the practical skills and experience to function at a band 6 level.  After successfully completing your rotation, you will be offered a substantive band 6 post in one of the areas you have worked in (where possible). During this time as with our traditional preceptorship programme successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the Acute Mental Health team, Patient Flow team and within the Place of safety Suite.

Our inpatient services operate 24/7 and as such it is expected the successful candidate will be flexible with their working hours. You will also be expected to be able to attend additional training throughout the rotation including mandatory training and local bespoke training.

In addition we will be supporting you to gain a 30 credit module in either leadership or CBT; more information regarding this will be discussed with you at interview.

*** Click the video link at the side to find out more about working in our team ***

There are lots of options to choose from when working at Antelope, if you would like to discuss these in further detail please feel free to contact Chloe Baldwin on 07775 506686 or email

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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