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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2020.

Junior Band 5 Nurses (Newly Registering - Starting September 2020)

Job Reference: 271-NWD-0219-B

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Across Trust Specialities
£29,056 - £36,134 per annum inclusive

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is committed to growing and developing its nursing workforce.

- Are you due to qualify in the Autumn of 2020?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

What we are offering:

We are welcoming Junior Band 5 Nurses (newly registering) into roles across our organisation so there are lots of opportunities to become a valued member of our team. We also offer a rotation programme which allows you to experience three different clinical specialities over a two year period. Please refer to the additional information section and review our online booklet to find out about the specialities we cover at GOSH and also information about our rotation programme.

As a Junior Band 5 Nurse joining GOSH, support and guidance is provided to assist in the transition to your new role, which can be tailored according to clinical specialty and individual needs.

The aim of Preceptorship is:

• to allow you to consolidate your learning as a pre-registered student and learn new skills and knowledge

• to help you feel a sense of belonging to the new area and organisation

• to support you to become a confident practitioner and build a nursing career at GOSH


Our organisation:

Great Ormond Street Hospital is a tertiary service within the NHS. Most of the children we care for are referred to us from other hospitals throughout the UK because of the highly complex or rare nature of the child’s condition. The hospital has the largest range of children’s specialties in one institution in the UK.

The happiness and wellbeing of our staff is important. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we provide a comprehensive range of subsidised and free benefits;

Band 5 starting salary £29,056 per annum inclusive

•Preceptorship programme and clinical supervision

•Interest-free season ticket loans

•Help with childcare

•Help with finding accommodation

•Staff support service

•Learning and development in line with the Department of Health Nursing framework

•Staff physiotherapy and massage service

•Staff counselling service

•A wide range of sports and social activities

•NHS pension scheme

•NHS Staff discounts

•Cycle to work scheme

•Staff recognition scheme in the form of monthly and annual awards ceremony


Our Values:

Our values are integral to everything we do including our recruitment. Please review the attached information to understand why they are so important to us.


How to apply:

•Review the attached information and complete the application form.

•If you have a preference of which area you would like to be placed please indicate this in the relevant section of the application form.

If your application is successful you will be invited to an interview in week commencing 23rd March 2020.

All applicants will be expected to satisfy the following conditions:

•It is an essential requirement for applicants who express an interest in the ICU to have completed a 3rd year ICU placement.

•For Junior Band 5s who have trained in the Republic of Ireland, you must be eligible to register as a Children's Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council in the UK. We recognise that this process can be lengthy and would therefore be able to provide you with a suitable alternative position while you await your NMC Pin or could accommodate a later start if you wish to wait for your pin prior to commencing employment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Prosser (Lead Nurse - Recruitment): Email: / Ph: 020 7405 9200

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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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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