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Staff Nurse - Learning Disabilities posted by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Applications close today
Full Time
Wakefield
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5

Job Description

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.


Experienced nurses will be offered fast track values based selection.

Specialising in mental health, learning disability and general community services, we’re dynamic, forward-thinking, and place a strong emphasis on investing in our people We’re looking for motivated, passionate, caring nurses to join teams in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

Here are just a few reasons we believe you’d want to work here:

  • We’re listed in the HSJ’s Best Places to Work 2015

  • We score above average in the NHS Staff Survey - 92% of staff say their role makes a difference to patients

  • We ranked among the country’s best performing NHS organisations in the 2015 Patient-led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) Full time roles are available in our adult and older people inpatient wards, learning disability service and low and medium secure forensic services.

We also have roles in our peripatetic nursing team - in the first instance this will be piloted in Wakefield. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an recruitment centre on Saturday 16 November 2019– at Fieldhead in Wakefield.

If a successful candidate moves to live within a reasonable travelling distance to work and a significant distance nearer to their base consideration will be given to reimbursing reasonable relocation costs. This will be done in line with our established process. For further details please get in touch.




As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on [Click here to apply].

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.






Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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