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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Swindon

Job Reference: 342-SWN017-0219

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Adult Mental Health
Sandalwood Court, Highworth Road, Swindon, SN3 4WF, Swindon
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Have you made somebody smile today?


If so, we are looking for you!


Windswept Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit in Swindon, is looking for dedicated and caring individuals to join the Team as Registered Nurses (RMN/RNLD).


We make it our priority to give people reasons to smile. You can help us achieve this buy joining our passionate, friendly, caring , happy team.


If you have these aspirations and thrive on a challenge, come and meet the team.


In return we can offer you a satisfying work life balance, generous holiday entitlements, regular supervision with development opportunities and the chance to make a real difference to somebody’s life.


Windswept is a 14 bedded inpatient unit, based at Sandalwood Court in Stratton, Swindon. We are a resource that provides rehabilitation, for people with enduring Mental Health needs, within a supportive environment.

We promote independence using a holistic model of care and needs based and socially inclusive interventions. We work with people to help them achieve their aspirations and potential.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to work with our Service Users and their families and Carers at Windswept, to agree a care plan based on the principles of recovery and resilience.

Applicants should have a positive outlook, be self-motivated and have the ability to work on their own initiative, although the team approach is essential.

Individuals should be fully conversant with the Mental Health Act and it’s recent updates; have an understanding of the latest nursing practices as well as the local and national agenda’s that impact on nursing practice and patient care.


We will consider full time and part time applications on a shift pattern which involves weekends, days and nights, and bank holidays.


We look forward to your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sara Nicholls, Unit Manager or Jenny Fletcher, Senior Practitioner on 01793 835740

Closing Date

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid.


All applicants who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your account and emails regularly. If you do not have a TRAC account, one will be created for you. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


In order to ensure an efficient recruitment process we only accept applications submitted via this website. Unless specifically indicated 'Offline' paper application forms or CVs will not be accepted. All applications will be downloaded from NHS Jobs to our recruitment system TRAC. All correspondence will be sent via TRAC.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and when you complete your application form make sure that it reflects the knowledge, skills and experience as described in the person specification.

Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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.

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

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