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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/11/2021.

Nursery Nurse

Job Reference: 334-PMOA-3557940-SFA

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Medicine and Older Adults
Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX, Beckenham
£27,157 - £29,859 Per Annum Incl. HCAS

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

We are committed to providing high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for the care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users, where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do, is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.

About the team:

The Mother and Baby Unit is a 13 bedded unit committed to providing evidence based treatments for mothers with mental health problems and their babies. We aim to reduce risk and promote the relationship between a mother and her baby, which prepares them for a lasting return to the community. We offer a holistic treatment programme and encourage the involvement of partners in this process.

Our service is for women who develop a mental illness or have a relapse of serious mental illness during pregnancy, and women who have developed postnatal depressions, postpartum psychosis or have had a relapse of serious mental illness following the birth of their baby. We also provide a unique parenting assessment service for local and national authorities across the United Kingdom. We undertake assessment of women or couples and their infant, where there is a potential risk of safeguarding issues arising from the parents’ mental health problems.

About the role:

As part of the rich multi-disciplinary team you will be responsible for providing nursery nursing interventions and support to mothers with acute perinatal mental health needs and their babies. This will include mothers in the antenatal and postnatal period within the MBU setting.

The post holder is required to have a Robust working knowledge of childcare and child development which is used to inform care plans and interventions. The candidate will have an up to date awareness of recent research and guidance regarding child development and attachment theory.

You will work alongside professionals offering therapeutic input with the mother and baby relationship as a focus of your work. You will also have an opportunity to liaise with other professionals agencies as part of your role.

We are committed to the development of the people that come to work with us. We will invest in you and support you to maximise your potential. As part of your ongoing development, you will receive regular supervision and training to enable you to flourish within the service.

We do not expect you to arrive as an expert but you can expect us to train you to become expert. You will receive specialist training provided by the Tavistock during your 2 week induction period and further specialist training throughout your employment e.g. in baby massage.

About the location:

You will be based at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX.


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits fromkeyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

For further details / informal visits contact:

June Judd Ward Manager Telephone number: 07596 892626

The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, sex, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.

We are committed to equality and diversity for our staff and patients. We believe that any form of discrimination is unacceptable, we aim to put this commitment into practice by:

  • Embedding our commitment to tackling inequality, eliminating discrimination and harassment; promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations in our everyday practice
  • Ensuring that all our services and all staff understand and support our commitment
  • We believe that people who use our services, their carers and our staff, should be treated with compassion, respect and dignity

Please note:

  • That all applications for this post will need to be made online
  • That you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria
  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust
  • SLaM is a Disability Committed employer and is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Stonewall is the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBTQIA+) rights charity in Europe’

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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