Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/07/2019.

  • Add to favourites

Registered Nurse - Qualifed & Newly Qualified

Job Reference: 841-19-188-HR

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
The Dilke & Lydney Hospitals - Inpatients
Forest of Dean
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata pa

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL STAFF NURSE (including newly qualified Nurses and Registered Mental Health Nurses.)

Band: 5

Salary: £24,214- £30,112 per annum pro rata (Relocation support available - upon approval)

Hours: Full time and part time rotational posts, inclusive of days, nights & weekend

(flexible working patterns will also be considered including night working so long as they rotate to days during the year in order to meet staffing, supervision and training requirements.)

Location: The Dilke and Lydney Community Hospitals

Added extras: Free onsite parking

Applications for bank positions are also welcome!

We are keen to hear from experienced and newly qualified Registered Nurses to join us at our Forest of Dean Community Hospitals. We also welcome Registered Mental Health Nurses and have an ‘Adapt program’ available in order to make sure you adapt to your new working environment.

If you are passionate about providing care to patients in environment which is close to their home and family as well as working as part of an integrated team with our other partners in health and social care, we would love to hear from you. You must in turn have excellent communication skills and the commitment to do what is right for our patients. We are looking for highly motivated nurses who wish to develop their careers in a friendly, local environment and help maintain our high standards of care.

In return we can offer you an excellent training and development program that includes a formal course for newly qualified nurses. For the more experienced nurse, we will support you in your clinical and managerial and have a training and development sister to help you. At Lydney Hospital we also have a Ward Sister (Band 6) development programme for those aspiring to be future Ward Sisters.

So, if you love what you do, but wish you could work in a way that would be better for you and your patients and you can demonstrate this to us, please get in touch and complete an application. Most importantly, you must share our organisational values and clearly communicate how your values mirror ours, as this will feature largely in our short-listing criteria.

Lydney and Dilke Hospitals are located in the picturesque Forest of Dean but have the added bonus of being close to the M4 and M50 motorway, the City of Gloucester and towns of Chepstow, Monmouth, Newport and Ross-on Wye. We have an excellent reputation within our local community for delivering care.

For an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Karen Williams, Senior sister on 0300 421 8684 (Lydney Hospital) or Michele Slater, Senior Sister on 0300 421 8714 (Dilke Hospital).

Please note: All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a competency assessment at the interview which includes numeracy and literacy requirements.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and adult barring list check and successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Short-listing Date: Monday 22nd July 2019

Interview Date: TBC

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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.

UK Registration

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

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Standard Logo
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • CQC Good
  • Step Into Health
  • Listening into Action