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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2021.

Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 173-63721-CYP

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Little Woodhouse Hall Then Red Kite View, Leeds
£22,549 - £24,882 Per Annum

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About the Service

Young people across West Yorkshire will benefit from a new enhanced mental health service delivered in a modern purpose-built facility from December 2021 – could you be part of our brand new team?

Red Kite View is the name we’ve chosen, with the help of young people, for this brand new, £20million young people’s mental health inpatient hospital. We are recruiting for a new team to deliver children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS) - a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their mental health or wellbeing. These services are also known as children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

The service is part of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is based in Armley, less than 3 miles from Leeds City Centre. It will provide inpatient care and support to families and young people from across West Yorkshire. It marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the provision of NHS services to young people living with mental health needs and their families. Red Kite View will allow you to work in a spacious, therapeutic environment that has been designed in consultation with staff and young people using the current services. This is your chance to be a part of something new, right from the very beginning.

The service opens in December 2021 and will offer a welcoming, therapeutic environment to support young people aged from 13 up to 18 years of age who need the support of an inpatient service in their journey to recovery.

Red Kite View will support young people experiencing significant psychiatric, psychological or emotional problems that are causing them interpersonal, educational and social functioning problems. The team will work with a huge range of other services across West Yorkshire supporting young peoples’ mental health including the NHS, local authorities and third sector providers.

Please note, the new unit will be ready in December 2021. If appointed before then, you will have the option of starting with our current service in Little Woodhouse Hall or you could work with one of our other services. This will be discussed and determined on a case by case basis, based on service need and individual preference. Check out the range of other services we provide on our website.


Applicants are required to be educated to a minimum level 5 Foundation degree (specific to Nursing Associate practice), have a Nursing Associate level qualification and registered on the NMC Register.

Please note that unfortunately at this stage, this role is not open to newly qualified Nursing Associates.

About the role:

Working alongside of a multi-skilled, experienced, motivated and creative service, which is made up of Registered Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Associate Practitioners, Medical Professionals and Healthcare Support Workers, you will be responsible for contributing to the efficient day to day delivery of effective clinical care and risk management of the young people, as agreed with supervising clinicians.

You will provide mental health intervention for children and young people with complex mental health and learning disability needs.

About you:

You will have great interpersonal skills and be able to establish a professional working relationship with young people and families. You will be cool in a crisis, it's a busy clinical area and the service manages risk-taking behaviour and deliberate self-harm. It is a demanding, yet rewarding role.

The role will involve working within a multidisciplinary team in direct clinical contact with young people and families. Applicants will be competent practitioners exuding confidence and passion for working within this specialist field.

Your values are essential to this role; we are looking for someone who genuinely wants to make a lasting impact on young people, who insists on doing things with care and diligence and is able to think on their feet.

The CYPMHS inpatient unit structure has been newly designed, specifically to enable and encourage progression; your development is vital to the service. If you are looking to progress within your nursing career, and thrive on being surrounding by experts in an environment where you can learn and grow, then apply today.



All applications submitted will be held by and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

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.

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