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Registered Mental Health & Occupational Therapy Recruitment Evening

Job Reference: 453-A-18-20089-AIP

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Inpatients Services
Airedale Centre for Mental Health - Heather Ward, Bracken Ward & Fern Ward
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum

We are committed to providing high quality care for the people of Bradford, Airedale and Craven. Are You?

As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

Registered Mental Health & Occupational Therapy Recruitment Evening

Airedale Centre for Mental Health

12th December 2018 - 5pm - 8pm



Are you ready to make a positive change in your community whilst developing your career?

Do you want to work for an award-winning Trust?

If so, come along to our recruitment event on Wednesday 12th December, to learn more about Bradford District Care Foundation Trust, our current vacancies and our outstanding teams.

About us

We are a provider of high quality mental health, community and learning disability services across Bradford. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support. We share the common goal of becoming the leading provider of integrated care for people of all ages with mental or physical health needs.

The Roles -

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) - Band 5
  • Occupational Therapists (OT) – Band 5
  • Staff Bank - Registered Nurses & Occupational Therapists


Heather Ward and Fern Wards is based in Airedale Centre for Mental Health, caring for females/Males (separately) aged 16-65 with acute Mental health issues using solution focused therapy and exposure therapy.

Bracken WardThis is a 22 bed ward based in Airedale Centre for Mental Health caring for patients aged 65+ experiencing Acute Mental Health problems. All patients have their own bedroom, with key fob lock, enhancing privacy and dignity on the ward.

About you

We’re looking to hear from:

Newly qualified & experienced RMN with a current pin

Newly qualified & experienced OT’s with a current pin

3rd year student nurses & OT’s

You will need to be resilient, compassionate and dedicated to providing holistic care. Patient focussed and driven to helping encourage recovery of our patients.


You will be joining a Trust that values the health and wellbeing of its staff. Alongside a wide range of national staff benefits including discounts at Nando’s, Domino’s and retailers, the Trust offers fast track access to physiotherapy, counselling, access to our Wellbeing Zone and childcare support services.

We have an in-depth and supportive preceptorship program

Excellent training and development opportunities

We actively encourage applications from males and BAME applicants.

We can guarantee you an interview on the day and in many cases, leave with a conditional offer of employment!

Please bring the following items with you to the event:

Care qualifications/degrees and professional registration documents


Driving license

Utility bill/bank statement/council tax statement (Proof of address)

Original DBS Certificate (if registered for the update service)

If you have difficulty in providing documents required please contact me 01274 251115 as soon as possible.

We manage candidates’ applications through the recruitment system. This means that all of the information provided in your application form will be securely transferred from NHS Jobs following submission, and it will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided.

As an associated teaching NHS Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust is committed to supporting high quality research that will enable us to deliver excellent, evidence-based care to our service users. We support all our staff to be actively involved in evidence based practice and research as part of their personal development.

Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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