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Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust's induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Health Care Assistants Secure Care Services, Specialties and Offender Health Ardenleigh Permanent Part and full time posts available but please be aware that we do not generally accommodate set shift patterns or shorter shifts. You will need to be able to work days, nights and unsocial hours. Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health care to those people living in Birmingham and Solihull who are experiencing mental health problems. We serve a culturally and socially-diverse population of over a million spread over 172 square miles. Some of our specialist services are provided further afield. With over 4000 staff and an income of over £230 million, we are one of the largest mental health foundation trusts in the country. Our Trust operates from over 50 sites in a variety of settings, from community based mental health teams through to acute wards and day centres. All our services provide specialist care for service users that often have complex
mental health needs and offers support in people's recovery through holistic treatments; promoting social inclusion, self-management, personnel autonomy and independence. We pride ourselves on valuing and supporting our staff team, which in turn allows us to deliver compassionate, none judgmental and evidence based care. We see each individual we care for as having the skills and ability for recovery. Fantastic opportunities are available to provide professional and compassionate nursing care to patients within a secure forensic environment as part of our Adult Secure Services. As part of a named nursing team in the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team, you will be providing patient centered, high quality, compassionate, recovery focused care for men who are experiencing complex mental health and/or personality disorders and demonstrate challenging behaviors. We currently have a range of vacancies situated on Coral ward and are seeking to employ Health Care Assistants
to work within our services. Successful applicants must be able to work in challenging and dynamic environments, and will need to demonstrate a range of skills including effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, and self-reflection skills and as well as act as a positive role model for staff in a manner that positively reflects the philosophy of the service and the values of the organisation.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sam Bailey (Interim Ward Manager) - [Click here to apply]

Hayley Dilloway (Acting Matron) [Click here to apply]

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, 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. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

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