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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 334-EDA-1870731-GB

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Lambeth Hospital, Landor Road, Lambeth
£36,481 - £44,044 pa inc

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.

Specialist secondment opportunities working in highly complex young adult mental healthcare

These are unique secondment roles in a highly specialised service delivered by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM), at one of its sites, easily accessible by public transport and close to Clapham High Street overground and Clapham North underground stations.


You will work as part of a team of specialists, focussed on providing support and interventions in a highly complex mental health multi-disciplinary team working in specially-designed facilities.

It is a unique opportunity to gain highly specialist experience through a one-year secondment from your current role. You will receive ongoing professional skills training and well–being support, benefiting from the experience and resources of clinicians at SLAM and our partners in the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership - Oxleas Foundation Trust and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.


You will have experience of working within CAMHS and/or Adult mental health services including PICU, Forensic or general acute inpatient environments. You will share our commitment to helping patients progress, using a range of approaches to improve their quality of life.


This role will incorporate:

  • Comprehensive and Specialist training, opportunities to further develop your knowledge and skills
  • Flexible working opportunities (hours and shifts) within a 12 month secondment commitment from you
  • Working in close-knit team of 12+ delivering 24 hour care
  • Personal well-being support, revalidation
  • Experience in physical restraint, multiple/forensic challenging behaviours
  • High levels of physical contact, restraint, dependencies including feeding
  • Shift working in teams along with sessional support


For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma Porter on 07740038420

The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We provide reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability and are committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights. 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 should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South West London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust

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.

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