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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Dune Ward (Long Fox Unit)

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
Full time & Part time hours available
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Long Fox Unit
Weston super mare
from £24,214 per annum pro rata
26/05/2019 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.


Due to a recent review of Safer Staffing Levels across the Longfox site we are looking for highly motivated members of staff to join an experienced friendly team here on Dune Ward in Weston super mare.

We are very much focussed on improving standards of care and developing the in patient service in conjunction with the existing wider service and Multi-Disciplinary team. We are looking for Registered Nurses at Band 5.

The Longfox Site is situated in the Grounds of Weston General Hospital offering care to service users with a serious mental illness who are in crisis.

There are 3 wards all of which are mixed gender;

  • Cove Ward which is a 10 bed ward which is a unit for people with mental health problems who may have physical frailties.
  • Dune Ward; which is a 14 bed organic ward.
  • Juniper Ward; which is an 18 bed acute admissions ward for people with mental health problems.

We work closely with our community colleagues and intensive team. We have a very good working relationship with both of these to optimise the service user’s care pathway. We have an established culture of inter team working which offers people who work on the site diverse experience and learning opportunities.

We are also very proud of our service user involvement in the development of our services. We have a service user involvement worker who promotes involvement at every level of our service provision.

The candidates must be innovative, dynamic and enthusiastic to be a part of a team who is looking to improve the standards of care we are offering to the service users. 

We a part of Avon and Wiltshire Mental health partnership NHS trust which is the largest mental health trust in Britain. Within North Somerset and the wider area there is excellent opportunity for career progression in all mental health fields within the trust.

Weston Super Mare is in North Somerset and is situated along the M5. It is a short commute to Bristol, one of Britain’s most vibrant and diverse cities and has excellent transport links to it and the surrounding areas. It is also a short Journey to some of the country’s most sought after tourist spots in the South West.

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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

Andy Markwick - 01934 836516