Newly Qualified Registered Nurse (�3,000 Joining Bonus)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year £27055- £32934 pro rata per annum (Plus £3,000 Joining Bonus)
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are now welcoming applications from student nurses in their 3rd year of training within 6 months of qualifying.

We have already embarked on our Journey to Change which has created fantastic opportunities, making it an incredibly exciting time to join Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Beginning your career as a Registered Nurse with our Trust means developing your skills as a professional nurse in a friendly and forward-thinking environment.

We are fully committed to investing in your personal and professional development, supporting newly qualified nurses to achieve their full potential. Successful candidates will be enrolled into our Newly Qualified Nurse structured 12 months Preceptorship Program, with regular study days, mentoring, and support in practice.

*A �3,000 joining bonus will be applied to newly qualified staff joining the Trust who are offered posts in our inpatient services as well as specific priority vacancies. This incentive is paid as follows �1,500 upon joining the Trust, �750 after year 1 and �750 after year 2.

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for your first role as a newly qualified nurse?

We have exciting opportunities for Newly Qualified Registered Nurses to join our organisation in a variety of locations and services. We can ensure that your development will be our priority either through providing training and support to allow you to do your job the best you possibly can or providing you with new knowledge and skills to further your career.

You can be assured that we will provide you with the resources and tools to take full advantage of the learning opportunities within your first year as a qualified nurse. Our Preceptorship Programme will allow you to continue to develop following the completion of your course.

NHS Band 5 - �27,055 - �32,934

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), provide a range of mental health and learning disability services in Durham, Darlington, Teesside, York and North Yorkshire.

We will offer:
  • a guaranteed interview to every qualified nurse (including those who are just about to qualify)
  • full constructive feedback to everyone interviewed
  • all successful applicants permanent positions with the Trust
  • newly qualified nurses supportive preceptorship arrangements
  • successful students an individual development programme providing bespoke support in their first two years of employment with the Trust.

About us


There are many benefits to working for us.
  • Free access to support, individual therapy and mindfulness services
  • Monthly staff draw
  • Free car parking
  • New or redeveloped buildings and estate
  • Staff Networks
  • Salary sacrifice car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to Trust gyms
  • Free flu/Covid and other vaccines at or near your place of work.
  • Career development

We invest in your continuing professional development, training and education in the skills and competencies required for your role. There is a system for matching 'stretch and development' opportunities to your aspirations this may be for either your current or future role.
  • Access to health service discounts
  • Access to individual coaching

We have a large number of coaches trained in a variety of models who are happy to support you with any work related decisions or problems.Contact the OD team to find out who could offer you some time.
  • Excellent Annual Leave

On appointment 27 days plus 8 bank holidays

After 5 years' service 29 days plus 8 bank holidays

After 10 years 33 days plus 8 bank holidays
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description

Job responsibilities

For any further details regarding the roles available and main responsibilities please get in touch.

Person Specification



  • Due to qualify as RNMH or RNLD current professional registration with NMC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)



  • Working with people with mental ill health or learning disabilities



  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust





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