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International Recruitment and Pastoral Care Nurse Advocate

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about supporting Internationally Educated Nurses who come to work in the UK? Do you value the amazing contribution that they make to the NHS? If the answer to the questions above is YES, then this role may be what you are looking for. We are recruiting an Internal Recruitment and Pastoral Care Nurse Advocate.

Main duties of the job

As the International Recruitment and Pastoral Care Nurse Advocate, you will play an active part in facilitating and coordinating the International Nursing recruitment programme, as well as developing and coordinating the pastoral care package for Internationally Educated Nurses. No two days will be the same. You will be coordinating the recruitment of internationally educated nurses, alongside the HR recruitment team, and supporting clinical colleagues during the interview process. You will welcome each new internationally educated RN as they arrive at PHU and you will work closely with the Learning and Development team, and deliver the first day of the induction process. You will continue to play an integral part in supporting the IENs as they integrate into our nursing teams, and you will provide them with pastoral support during their time working here. You will have opportunities to celebrate their successes with them and support them when times are harder for them.

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work closely with our two Pastoral Support Workers who provide pastoral support to the Healthcare Support Workers who work in our organisation, delivering drop in sessions and walk rounds to talk to staff who may need some support. The nursing workforce team is a small team with two Senior Matrons, three Senior Sisters, two Pastoral Support Workers and an amazing administrator who helps us all. We can offer you a flexible working pattern, and you won't work any weekends or night shifts. We are looking to recruit a full time member of the team, but we would be happy to consider someone who would only like to work part time hours as well. If this sounds like a role that you would be interested in, please contact our current International Recruitment and Pastoral Care Nurse Advocate: Laura Reut ( or our Lead Nurse for Recruitment and Retention Senior Matron: Fiona Wright (

Person Specification



  • Current RN registration with NMC and any other relevant post registration qualifications
  • BSc Degree/Level 6 qualification in relevant field
  • Post Reg. qualifications for specialty area
  • Leadership development programme
  • Teaching qualification/experience and mentorship course
  • Professional Nurse Advocate qualification or be willing to work towards it


  • Masters Degree or Level 7 Qualification or working towards



  • Significant demonstrable experience within specialty with evidence of professional development
  • Evidence of team leadership and change management with relevant management or leadership course
  • Managing resources and contributing to departmental budget management
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines and managing resources

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road



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