Staff Nurse * �4,500 recruitment/retention payment *

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral / Chester / Macclesfield
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum / pro rata - This role attracts Recruitment Premia
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
**If you are an external applicant and successfully appointed to this role you could receive �4,500 in recruitment and retention payments (T& Cs apply)**

If you apply and are successfully appointed to this role, you will receive an initial recruitment payment of �1,500 on commencement in post, in addition to your salaried pay.

If you stay in this role for 12 months, you will receive another payment of �1,500, and a final payment of �1,500 if you are still with us after 24 months. Terms and conditions apply.

Please speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions about the recruitment and retention payment attached to this role.

**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

Main duties of the job

Are you a caring and compassionate Registered Nurse or are just about to qualify and are looking for a fresh or new opportunity? We may have just the role for you with permanent/full/part time opportunities for Staff Nurses across the Trust.

We're looking to fill vacancies across the following services

Specialist Mental Health - Chester, Wirral, Macclesfield

Learning Disabilities - Chester, Macclesfield

Children and Young People - Chester

**Please indicate on your application form which area you wish to apply for**

You would be required to work on a rotational shift basis, which includes days and nights.

You should possess commitment to team working and innovative delivery of excellent standards of care. You are able to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for nursing, as well as a desire for on-going professional development. You will receive excellent training and opportunities for development, clinical supervision and appraisal. We offer our staff training packages, development and leadership pathways and a comprehensive preceptorship program for those who are newly qualified.

You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team and have an ethos of collaborative working between individual service users, carers and other stakeholders.

We are proud of being caring, competent and compassionate, with patients at the heart of what we do. We aim to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, well-being and independence of the people within our locality.

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are 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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

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 a full copy.

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

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), 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.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

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

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 and quote the vacancy reference number.

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

Person Specification



  • RMN / RNLD
  • First Level Nurse

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Excellent communicator verbally and written work
  • Well developed research based knowledge and practical nursing skills
  • An understanding of basic management principles is essential as the post will involve taking charge of the service occasionally
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • A positive approach towards use of information technology



  • 1st level mental health trained nurse, with an up to date knowledge of current mental health legislation (and or)
  • Experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability


  • Experience of working in a Mental Health setting
  • Experience of carrying out clinical supervision

Analytical and judgemental skills


  • Ability to interpret complex facts or situations requiring analysis and ability to compare a range of options

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Wirral / Chester / Macclesfield


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