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Mental Health
Band 5
Permanent: Full and Part Time Opportunities available
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich
£28,407 - £34,581 gross per annum/ pro rata
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Today at 23:59

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Newly Qualified MH Nurse - Graduates_ Jan 2024

Band 5

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, learning disability, wellbeing, older people's and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

At any one time, around 23,000 people in Norfolk and Suffolk are receiving care and attention from the Trust. We believe in whole life care - seeing people in the context of their whole lives, understanding the importance of good physical health, friends, family, spirituality, culture, home, work, education and a sense of purpose and achievement to experience good mental health.

Nearly 3,200 full and part-time practitioners care for our service users in hospitals, in the community and in their own homes, whilst an additional 900+ staff provide non-clinical support, including cleaning, delivering supplies, ward administration, information technology, human resources and financial services. 

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the diversity of our local communities within our teams.  We welcome applications from all talented individuals with the relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

We will consider flexible working arrangements for our roles, please indicate in your application if this is something you require

If you would like to view our Employee Handbook, please follow the link provided under 'Further links'.

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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PLEASE NOTE: If you use a hotmail, msn or yahoo e-mail account, you will need to check your "junk" mail regularly as these email providers will divert any communication from this Trust/NHS JOBS straight into your " junk" inbox.

Job overview

Are you a student nurse graduating in January 2024?  Come and start your career with us at Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust…

We’re looking for compassionate, motivated nurses to join our teams across Norfolk and Suffolk. We have opportunities in a variety of our services so we’d love to hear from those soon to be graduating to discuss what a career with our Trust could look like…

There are endless opportunities available, and we are keen to welcome new faces to join our teams; we can offer both full and part time hours, as well as the potential to rotate around services if this is something that interests you. We understand everyone has commitments outside of work, so welcome conversations around flexible working options too.

We understand that to attract the best people, we also need to develop career pathways and support staff to reach their full potential, that’s why we’re investing in our education and training provision to ensure we can offer you an environment in which you’ll thrive.

If you have the drive to provide excellent care, can demonstrate high quality clinical skills and are willing to go the extra mile to help make a difference to people’s lives then we would love to hear from you.

If you’re a newly qualified nurse with experience or an interest in mental health and are looking to start your career in a setting that will support a robust induction, preceptorship, coaching and continued professional development- apply today!

Main duties of the job

When you join us, you can expect to be supported by a proactive team. Our multi-disciplinary teams come from a variety of different backgrounds and settings, so bring with them a diverse range of skills and experience that you can learn from.

We’re passionate about development and you’ll be supported to continue to train and develop to progress in your career with us.

We’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic nurses who are going to be our future leaders, shaping our services and the way we care for our service users, their families and carers in the years to come…

We welcome candidates to come and have informal discussion with our clinical leaders, to determine what opportunities that will suit you.

Working for our organisation

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you’ll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We’re an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

*Please note this opportunity is for student nurses graduating from university this year (2023/2024)*

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Nursing degree or equivalent RN(MH)
  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to undertake training


Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working with people with mental health needs


Essential criteria
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to display calm, mature response to difficult situations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveInvestors in People: GoldImproving working livesMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Lucy Nelson
Job title
Recruitment Project Manager
Email address
[email protected]