Band 5 Staff Nurse - Victoria Centre

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Victoria Centre 53 Downs Way Swindon SN3 6BW
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
06/11/2017 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


The Victoria Centre is a purpose built unit based on the Great Western Hospital site. The unit consists of two wards, one specialising in the care of the older person with mental health problems and the second ward specialising in the care of the older person with organic illness.

The post advertised will lend itself predominately to the unit services. The post holder will work closely with the band 5 staff already in post along with the ward manager and modern matron. We are seeking a well-motivated enthusiastic nurses to deliver clear leadership to junior staff nurses and health care assistants working on the ward.

We strive to deliver high quality care to our service users supporting our carers and promote a culture where there is clear communication. Clear pathways of care and close working with our multidisciplinary colleagues. Our purpose is to deliver on a comprehensive assessment so the service user and carer is supported on the person’s journey.

We value our staff by ensuring we carry our appraisals, we give regular supervision to develop their skills, knowledge and practice. The band 5 will be expected to lead by using their own skills and knowledge, promote a positive attitude to mental health nursing and the ability to make changes in practice to enhance the patient’s experience. We welcome candidates to visit the unit and explore the post further.

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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

Ward manager or Modern Matron on 01793 327800

If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731790