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Senior Practitioner-Macclesfield - Secondment with attraction bonus

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

Band 6 Nurse Secondments - with attraction bonus of up to �1,500 (on top of salary and enhancements)

We have an exciting opportunity for fixed term secondments for registered Nurses to work within our 'rated Outstanding by CQC' Learning Disability Assessment and Treatment Unit in Macclesfield, Greenways.

We are looking for x 2 band 6 Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability nurses.

The secondments are for either 3 or 6 months and will commence in July 2023. These opportunities are only open to external applicants.

3 month secondments attract an additional bonus of �750, on top of salary and enhancements.

6 month secondment attract an additional of �1500, on top of salary and enhancements.

You will be working with adults with a learning disability as part of an enthusiastic and committed multidisciplinary team, taking referrals from both the local area but also specialist referrals from across the Northwest as part of the inpatient offer. Admissions are short term for people with learning disability and complex needs requiring a period of intensive assessment, treatment and or therapy within an inpatient unit.

Main duties of the job

As a key staff member at our Assessment and Treatment Unit, you will develop person centred plans and work closely with other member of the team to help individuals reach their potential, working within a multi professional framework, being named nurse for adult service users with learning disabilities and complex needs. You will work within a hierarchical structure, under the supervision of the Manager/Deputy Manager and being able to take charge of the shift.

The ideal candidates must have strong and positive values, be enthusiastic, have good communication skills and able to build effective working relationships within a multi-disciplinary team.

As the ward is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the 11.5 hour shifts will include both days and nights (Days 07:30-20:00 and Nights 19:30-08:00).

ContactAmanda Atkinson onamanda.atkinson1@nhs.netfor any further information.

These secondments are open to external candidates only

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse
  • RNLD
  • First level Degree
  • Post registration qualification in: - challenging behaviour - Autism - Mental Health - Mentor qualification

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Awareness of current issues
  • Awareness of relevant legislation (Valuing People Mental Health Act etc) Winterbourne
  • Appreciation of governance
  • Participation in service developments
  • Education and Training
  • Quality and service improvement initiatives



  • Experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability, within an Assessment and Treatment/Respite setting
  • Direct experience of working with clients with complex needs i.e., challenging behaviour, epilepsy, mental health problems, continuing health care

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