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Mental Health Nurse B5 (Multiple Vacancies) - Farnham Road Hospital

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,580 a year including 5% high cost area supplement
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking to recruit Registered and Newly Qualified Mental Health Nurses at Farnham Road Hospital.

Farnham Road Hospital is a 60 bed Inpatient Service, supporting the needs of working age adults.

We have various wards and our rehabilitation service is looking for Staff Nurses with experience or newly qualified staff.

As a Mental Health Nurse, you will be given the opportunity to learn and grow into your role. If you are an experienced Band 5 Nurse looking to progress, we have many opportunities to expand your knowledge and prepare you for your career progression. You will be a source of mental health knowledge, have vision and resilience to support the ward and your colleagues in keeping the ward environment safe and productive.

We provide a comprehensive and continuous development programme from the moment you join us. Newly qualified nurses complete a multidisciplinary preceptorship programme with strong links to the integrated care systems we serve.

SABP is a member of the NHS Leadership Academy South, and amongst a number of courses and programmes, you are offered free coaching and mentoring at points in your career where you need it the most. We take full advantage of the education funding from HEE and ensure this is used across all staff groups and included where needed most, at the frontline.

We are rated GOOD by the CQC and are proud to provide high quality care for people using our mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a core member of the multi-disciplinary team, participating in the provision of on-going assessments, care planning, treatment and support of people with serious and enduring mental health problems and people in crisis. You will particularly ensure access to and availability of mental health nursing skills to users of mental health services and their families.

We are one of only twelve early implementer sites across the UK that is introducing new models of innovative community mental health care that will significantly improve access to timely, evidence-based, and best practice mental health interventions for people closer to home.

We will begin work on our second new hospital this year, in Chertsey, as part of our New Hospitals Programme delivering care in state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities. Our Farnham Road Hospital was the first hospital to be redeveloped and we will be building a third hospital in East Surrey.

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Career Progression and Development Opportunities
  • NHS Pension: employers contribution 14.38% from day one
  • Subsidised nursery places
  • Car Scheme: tax saving up to �6,000
  • Discounted Nuffield Gym Membership
  • Generous annual leave plus bank holidays

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description for full responsibility.

We have a number of opportunities available within our services for both experienced and newly qualifying nurses. We are recruiting nurses to work in our Adult Mental Health In-Patient Units at Guildford. Although we are a Mental Health Trust, we are open to applications from adult, paediatric and learning disability branches.

You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload. Supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students. Please see job description for full responsibility.

As well as traditional posts in our In-Patient Units, we also offer a rotational programme which offers you the opportunity to undertake three 6 month placements starting on our in-patient services (Working Age or Older Adult), then moving to community home treatment services (Working Age or Older Adult), a driving licence suitable for the UK is required for these placements and the final placement would be working with one of our specialist services such as CAMHS Community, Eating Disorders, Criminal Justice and Liaison amongst others.

Person Specification



  • RMN and registration with NMC



  • Experience of working with people with Mental Health post or pre-qualification

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

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Farnham Road Hospital




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