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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

Rotational Nurse

Job Reference: 364-A-3210-B

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Based at Crystal Centre (Chelmsford) or Harland Centre (Southend), Essex
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring!

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our services include:

Mental health services

  • We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

  • Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

  • We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

  • We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities from first day of employment, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the organisations values and behaviours.

Mid and South Essex

Rotational Nurse Programme

Supporting the development of new nursing roles and new ways of working in Mental Health, Community and Acute Hospital based care.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit enthusiastic and innovative Band 5 nurses to undertake an 18 month Older Adults/Frailty Rotational Nursing programme across Mental Health, Community and Acute Hospital based care. This is a joint initiative between Essex Partnership University NHS Trust (EPUT), Mid and South Essex Hospital groups, North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) and Provide Community Interest Company.If you are passionate about learning and personal development and keen to get a wide ranging understanding and experience across services, this could be the opportunity for you.

This Band 5 role provides a real opportunity to develop clinical skills and a sound knowledge base, while being supported as part of an experienced team. The role comes with a personalised development plan and a mentor, to support you to develop your career.

The programme will typically incorporate 6 months experience working in three different services. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the health service and how it operates in community, secondary and mental health settings. Experience will include both physical and mental health skills development.

You will be part of a development programme to develop your skills, knowledge and experiences and decide which area you want to specialise in.

You will also have the opportunity to ‘shadow’ clinical and managerial colleagues to develop your understanding of roles and how they contribute to effective patient and service user care and treatment.

The programme is supported by a relevant Continuing Professional Development University module.

Newly qualified nurses will be offered preceptorship as part of the programme.

The successful applicant will identify and respond to the needs of the service users/patients in their practice area. They will work with the Multi-disciplinary Team to provide the best possible nursing care by forming and maintaining strong links with all disciplines involved with the service users/patients care.

This is a permanent post, on completion of the programme, subject to performance, a post will be offered in one of the organisations taking part in the programme.

This post is being advertised across the Mid and South Essex Partnership. An applicant can only be shortlisted for an interview by one partner, if they choose to apply to more than one participating organisation.


In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

Informal queries and visits are welcome

Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Spencer Dinnage

Job title: Operational Service Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 01702 226190


Important Notice: Recently the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) which amended on 22 July 2021 and come into force on 11 November 2021 that anyone directly employed to work in a Care Home or who are required as part of their role to be deployed to a CQC registered care home are required to have had both their COVID vaccinations, unless they are exempt. This is therefore a requirement of this role and will form part of our pre-employment checks



As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on 01375 364513 or email and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

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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