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HMP Winchester Senior Substance Misuse Nurse

Job Reference: 333-D-OC-0568-A

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Offender Care
HMP Winchester, HMP Winchester
£30,401 to £37,276 pa pro rta

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. You can become a member by visiting our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.


Bank assignments are available for most roles

Fast paced, challenging and rewarding. Curious? Prison nursing? Yes, this is an opportunity to use all of your clinical and interpersonal skills, an opportunity to develop new skills and work with a unique population group who need your nursing skills. We are looking for a part time and full time Band 6 Senior Substance Misuse Nurse who can demonstrate they can rise to the challenge of joining the ISMS (Substance Misuse) team at HMP Winchester, in Hampshire. Some previous experience of substance misuse is essential to this role.

HMP YOI Winchester is an exceptional place to work with an exceptional reward package to match. As part of our review of remuneration for working in HMP YOI Winchester there are benefits which are not in common across the healthcare sector.

  • GOLDEN HELLO - A ‘Golden Hello’ payment of up to £2,500
  • REMOVAL EXPENSES SUPPORT - If you will have to move your place of residence more than 30 miles to take up a post at HMP Winchester we will be able help with your expenses, this potentially includes things like removal costs and down payments for tenancy agreements
  • ENHANCED BANK PAYMENTS - The hourly rate of bank pay in HMP Winchester is closer to agency rates and it is probably one of the highest rates in the NHS

HMP YOI Winchester is an all-male local prison located in Winchester holding up to 700 prisoners aged 18 and over. We work with men that are on remand and don’t know what their future holds, men that are on trial, men that are sentenced, sometimes for life... For some men it is their first time in prison, for some it might be their twentieth. Every person we work with could be someone’s dad, son, husband, brother.

What is essential is a ‘caring not judging’ attitude, alongside the ability to work well within an experienced team. A comprehensive induction programme is offered which includes all aspects of custodial nursing.

This is an ideal opportunity for nurses who are seeking to broaden their range of skills and knowledge in caring for people detained in a prison as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will work collaboratively with other service provider partners to provide high quality patient care.

Interviews will be conducted at HMP Winchester Healthcare - open day 7th September 2019, 10am-4pm . This will be held at The Winchester Hotel and Spa, Worthy Lane Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7AB


The purpose of this event is to provide a ‘One Stop Shop’ where potential candidates can go through the full recruitment process in one day , including all document checks for CNWL pre-employment checks and prison vetting. Equally you can just attend to get more information about prison work or working on the bank

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are unsure about working in a prison environment you can attend to get more information and speak with senior healthcare staff about the opportunities available.


Emma Ford - Service Manager ISMS 01962 723127

Laurentiu Suta - Clinical Lead ISMS 01962 723124

CNWL are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

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Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.

CNWL Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period

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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