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

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Macclesfield, Alderley Edge
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum - This role attracts Recruitment Premia
Closing date
31 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000** please see T& C's for further information

**If you are successfully appointed to this role you could receive �4,500 in recruitment and retention payments (T& Cs apply)** please see T& C's for further information

Are you a caring and compassionate Registered Mental Health Nurse or are just about to qualify and are looking for a fresh or new opportunity? We have permanent/full/part time opportunities for Staff Nurses to work in our existing bed-based services in Macclesfield and Alderley Edge. We are situated in the heart of Cheshire with good transport to Manchester and the Peak District. If you relish a challenge, are caring and compassionate and have a passion to help others, then we need people who share our values and vision to join inpatient services as Staff Nurses.

Our services consist of the following areas:
  • Mulberry Ward- A 26 bed acute admissions ward (Macclesfield)
  • Silk Ward- A 15 bed specialist Dementia ward (Macclesfield)
  • Alderley Unit- A male Low Secure Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability Ward (Nether Alderley)
  • Saddlebridge Recovery Centre- A male 15 bed Low Secure Mental Health Ward (Nether Alderley)

We offer the following package to new recruits to CWP:
  • �4500 split into 3 instalments
    • �1500 upon commencement in role
    • �1500 after completion 12 months
    • �1500 after completion of 24 months
  • Relocation fees of up to �8000

Main duties of the job

You will be able to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for mental health or learning disability 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 also offer our staff training packages, development and leadership pathways and a comprehensive preceptorship program for those who are newly qualified.

The ward offers a 24-hour service therefore, the successful candidates must be able to work a full range of 12-hour shifts including night shifts and weekends.

We also provide a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
  • Competitive salary based upon an incremental pay progression scheme.
  • Annual leave based upon length of NHS service. On commencement of service 35 days, after 5 years 37 days and after 10 years 41 days all are pro rata and inclusive of public holidays.
  • An excellent NHS pension scheme.

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.

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.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



  • RMN
  • First level nurse

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Excellent communicator verbally and in terms of 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 a up to date knowledge of current mental health legislation
  • Experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability


  • Experience of carrying out clinical supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Macclesfield, Alderley Edge

SK10 3JE

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