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Registered Nurse - Care of the Elderly + 7% RRP

Job Reference: 318-19-COTE

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Care of the Elderly
Gloucester / Cheltenham
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

Registered Nurse in Care of the Elderly (Gloucester and Cheltenham)

Salary: £24,634 to £31,680 (inc. 7% RRP)

We are committed to providing the best working environment for our staff, and we’re investing in our frontline nursing staff by offering an attractive Recruitment and Retention Premium. Our Care of the Elderly nursing staff will now receive an additional 7% payment in every pay packet.

We have four specialist Care of the Elderly wards – two in Gloucester, and two in Cheltenham – with a robust nursing staff which work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to provide effective, individual nursing care.

About our wards:

  • Ryeworth Ward is a 30-bedded ward at Cheltenham General Hospital with a focus on the assessment and rehabilitation of older patients.
  • Ward 4B is a 29-bedded ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital which focuses on endocrine and diabetes conditions and the rehabilitation of older patients.
  • Ward 4A is a 30-bedded ward in Gloucester with a focus on the assessment and rehabilitation of frail and older patients.
  • Woodmancote Ward is a 32-bedded ward in Cheltenham which specialises in the care of elderly patients and the care of inpatients with endocrine disorders.

We are committed to continuing professional development of our staff and as part of our Care of the Elderly workforce you will have excellent opportunities to specialise in many different areas such as palliative care, dementia care, and complex discharge planning. Additionally, we have developed an academic pathway with the University of Gloucestershire to enhance your existing knowledge and understanding of care for the older person which will be available to you on appointment to this post.

Our common goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes and experiences for our patients and our staff, in line with our Trust vision of best care for everyone. The Care Quality Commission commended our staff by stating that the patients on our medical wards were treated with compassion and respect, and we are looking for nurses with those same qualities to continue to deliver the great care that we strive to provide every day. We aim to recruit the best staff and that is why we have taken the bold decision to award a Recruitment and Retention Premium for our nursing staff within Care of the Elderly, paying 7% on top of your basic salary.

Want to know more? We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Matron Sue McShane on 0300 422 2547.

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

Committed to safeguarding our community

If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at

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