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Secure Services - Bristol - Recruitment Opportunities - Band 5 and 6

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Adult Mental Health
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Blackberry Hill Hospital
From £24,214 per annum
21/05/2019 23:59

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.


AWP Secure Services are ‘Searching for Excellence’! 

Are you an aspiring RMN or RNLD that is interested in working in forensic mental health care? 

You are invited to join Secure Services for our Recruitment Day on 28th May 2019 at Blackberry Hill Hospital.  Applicants may be required to attend for the whole day. Applicants will need to be at Fromeside reception for 9:30am. There will be presentations in the morning followed by value based recruitment/group discussions in the afternoon. You will have the opportunity to find out more about our service and also meet members of our multi-disciplinary teams .  We will be providing a buffet lunch.

We strive to provide service user centred care whilst fostering hope, empowerment and choice. This is an exciting challenge in a secure setting that is calling for outward thinking and innovative approaches from our staff. 

Wickham Unit is a 31 bedded low secure service providing care to male service users with both acute and rehabilitation needs. Fromeside is an 81 bedded medium secure unit caring for both male and female service users with provision for both acute and rehabilitation wards. Secure services are leading the way with reducing restrictive practice and co-production. 

We are looking to recruit staff who are passionate about providing high quality, compassionate care in a setting conducive to the principles of Recovery. If you feel the same way we would love to hear from you.

 We have vacancies for both Band 5 (Starting Salary From £24,214 per annum) and Band 6 nurses (Starting salary from £30,401 per annum) and are able to offer you a rotational post within our service if you wish. 

We offer: NHS pension contributions, up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, career development opportunities, health service discounts, childcare vouchers, and employee support services.

To express an interest please Apply On Line.  This will help us plan the day.   

It is essential you bring ID Documents with you.  Please see attached document list for guidance on acceptable documents.

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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

Sally Logue, Recruitment Lead for Secure Services at, or Bev Cudmore on 0117 3784109 or email