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Trainee Nursing Associate posted by East Cheshire NHS Trust

Full Time
Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesf
£18,813 - £20,795 / year
NHS Band 4

Job Description

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in East Cheshire NHS Trust to join our new cohort of Trainee Nursing Associates.

Are you passionate about delivering high quality, compassionate care? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop and progress your career within the Trust?

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) apprenticeship.

We are looking for motivated, caring and dedicated individuals who are willing to commit to this 2 year training programme, bridging the gap between the role of the care support worker and registered nurse to become part of our Nursing family .

The next Trainee Nursing Associates ( TNA) programme will commence in January 2020. You will work as a TNA and train over a 2 year period to attain a Level 5 Foundation Degree qualification and Higher apprenticeship. As an apprenticeship programme you will have the opportunity to ‘’earn while you learn’. You will undertake your academic study at University of Chester, spending 1 day a week at University and 4 days working in a clinical area. You will be required to move around to different placements both internal and external to the Trust as you will develop skills across the four disciplines of nursing: Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health.

You will be employed as a Band 3 Trainee Nursing Associate on a secondment contract working 37.5 hours a week for the duration of the programme.

Successful completion of this programme will lead to registering with the NMC Nursing Associate role and future employment opportunities as a Band 4 Nursing Associate.

Minimum entry requirements:

Applicants must possess GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above OR a Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

Applicants must also possess one of the following (or equivalent):

  • NVQ Level 3 in Care or related subject
  • 1 A Level or 2 AS Levels in an appropriate subject level
  • AVCE or BTEC National Diploma
  • QAA recognised Access course
  • Previous experience in a caring role


Be able to demonstrate your ability to study through a Portfolio of evidence (work-based) which demonstrates

ability/potential to work and study at Level 4 (and eventually Level to level 5 foundation degree level

To apply please complete the application form and submit before the published deadline.

This post is Secondment - 2 years

Hours per week: 37.5

Closing date: , Monday 23rd September 2019 at Midday

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at East Cheshire NHS Trust, take a look at our Careers website with lots of information on how to join our team and Facebook and Twitter pages, links to which can be found on the right hand side:

Visit our Facebook page: Careers at East Cheshire NHS Trust

Follow us on Twitter: @CareersECT

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sonia Meadows Practice Education (PEF), Vocational Learning & Preceptorship Lead Direct Telephone: [Click here to apply] Mobile :[Click here to apply] ( Email address removed )

or Lisa Minshall (Head of Nursing)

Direct Telephone: [Click here to apply] Mobile: [Click here to apply]

( Email address removed )


**Please note this position is for current East Cheshire NHS Trust employee’s only**

Please read the guidance for applicants and completing the application form documents prior to completing your application form (documents are located to the right).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). In order to facilitate applications from all members of the community the Trust is able to offer services including Braille Applications and Interpreting Services.

The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. 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, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to East Cheshire NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the advert closing date, regretfully you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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.

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