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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/03/2020.

Staff Nurse (Centralised)

Job Reference: 249-CS-022001

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Full Time and Part Time hours available for exceptional Staff Nurses

Opportunities in all areas including Medical Wards, Surgical Wards, Theatres (all areas), Emergency Department (Adult & Paediatric), Care of the Elderly and the Children’s Unit and with our Bank Team.


It’s an exciting time to be a Registered Nurse at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We have invested over £1m in additional nursing over the past year and we’re looking for compassionate and caring nurses to work with us to provide the best care we can.

We are looking for committed and highly competent nurses who are passionate about doing the best for our patients through delivering excellent standards of care. We’re looking for Nurses who can identify with our STAR values of Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect. These values are the foundation of everything we do - the way we act, the way we speak and the way we treat patients and colleagues. Our values represent who we are.

Working for us will provide you with the opportunity to be part of an experienced team, working in a busy environment enabling you to further develop your skills and experience so you can provide our patients with the high quality care that we know you strive to deliver.

As a qualified and enthusiastic nurse you will be experienced in dealing with conflicting demands, typical of an acute and dynamic hospital environment. Our patient’s needs are constantly evolving which means we need to adapt and innovate in order to successfully meet this challenge. We put patients at the centre of their care and a fundamental part of this is the interaction and communication between our staff, patients and their families which means you will need to have exemplary communication skills.

What we can do for you:

We’re one of the top employers in the NHS in the South West. As committed as you will be to doing the best for your patients, we’re just as committed to helping you to get the most out of your role. Our people are at the heart of everything we do, we will offer you the support, guidance, training and opportunities to develop at whatever stage in your career you are so you can make the best contribution you can.

Are you a current GWH employee? Have you considered using the Internal Transfer Process to move between clinical areas? Please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 607976 for more information.

All correspondence in relation to your application is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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