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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Secure Services, Bristol

Band 5

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Blackberry Hill Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


We have opportunities for RMNs & RNLDs to join our ever expanding team at Secure services.

At Secure Services we strive to provide high quality nursing care whilst fostering hope, empowerment and choice. This is not always easy! Therefor we require outward thinking and innovative approaches from our staff whilst remaining committed to maintaining safety and security.

We are currently working hard to develop and improve our services in secure. Included in the many new initiatives is the development of a Forensic nursing training course being made available to current and new staff.

Are you enthusiastic? Are you able to deliver high quality nursing care? Are you a compassionate care giver? Are you a good role model? Are you keen to develop your skills and CV further? Are you are passionate about providing high quality care as part of a skilled multi-disciplinary team?

We are looking for staff that are motivated to;;

  • be part of new developments, such as running therapeutic groups
  • Be part of the development of a Co-production model
  • To help us take these services to the fore in the field of forensic services! 

Basic Information

Fromeside is an 81 bedded Medium Secure unit based in Bristol, it has 6 male wards and 1 female service. Wickham is a 31 bedded Low Secure unit which provides care to male service users with both acute and rehabilitation needs.

We have vacancies in our wards in Medium and Low secure.

If you are interested in working in a compassionate and inventive way and supporting the existing team in further developments this could be the post for you. Or if you are curious and want to know more please get in touch and come and meet one of the team!

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bev Cudmore 01173 784109