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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/06/2022.

Band 6 Deputy Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-22-120409-SG

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
The Willows
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£32,306 - £39,027

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

If so, then take a step towards a future with LPT...

We have an exciting opportunity fora Band 6 Deputy Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses to come and join our team within Rehabilitation & Recovery Services; based at The Willows

THE WILLOWS: This is a 38 bedded inpatient unit (current capacity 18 due to refurbishment works) offering individualised rehabilitation programs to both male and female patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within a safe and therapeutic environment

We are seeking an energetic, compassionate, highly motivated and experienced NMC Registered Nurse (RMN/RGN/LD) or allied professional who has extensive experience of leading teams and working within healthcare settings

You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be resilient, creative, innovative, and flexible. You will be able to use your own initiative, work as part of the multidisciplinary team but also have the ability to work autonomously when required. You will need to be committed, focused, organised and adaptable to the changing needs of the service and also the wider organisation.

The successful applicant will need to be an inspirational leader who can nurture, motivate and develop a team and also have a passion to deliver excellence in all aspects of nursing care. A kind, compassionate and caring manner in supporting our patients, their families and our dedicated team of staff is vital to this role.

You will have high standards and be able to demonstrate excellent patient care, clinical and managerial skills.

You will have previous experience in a Band 5 or Band 6 role and recent experience of inpatient environments is preferred but not essential.

Why join us?

  • You will be supported to develop your career by completing various courses enhancing your professional development opportunities.
  • You’re part of a team. We work collaboratively with Psychiatrists, other Nurses, Psychologists, OT’s, Social Workers and others. The collective support and knowledge is there to enable you to do your work.
  • You’ll receive support – both emotional and for your ongoing continuing professional development. We have regular one to one’s where you can be frank, open and honest about matters affecting you and your work.
  • You’ll have access to a range of additional benefits such as discounted shopping, recognition schemes and various other packages you can draw from to help your work-life balance.

If you feel that you have the qualities that we are looking forwe would love to hear from you!


Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

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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