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Newly Qualified Registered Nurse Durham, Tees Valley & Forensic

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
Newly Qualified Nurses - We need you!

Durham, Tees Valley and Forensic (DTVF) Care Group are seeking compassionate and commitment newly qualified nurses to join us.

We are now welcoming applications from student nurses in their 3rd year of training within 6 months of qualifying.

We have already embarked on our Journey to Change which has created fantastic opportunities, making it an incredibly exciting time to join Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Starting your career as a Registered Nurse with our Trust means developing your skills as a professional nurse in a friendly and forward-thinking environment.

We are fully committed to investing in your personal and professional development, supporting newly qualified nurses to achieve their full potential.

Successful candidates will be enrolled into our Newly Qualified Nurse structured 18 months Preceptorship Program, with regular study days, mentoring, and support in practice.

We will offer:
  • Guaranteed interviews for every qualified nurse (including those who are just about to qualify)
  • Full constructive feedback to everyone interviewed
  • All successful applicants will be offered a permanent position with the Trust
  • Newly qualified nurse supportive preceptorship arrangements
  • Successful students will be given an individual development programme providing bespoke support in their first two years of employment with the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Adult Mental Health Services for Older People

Adult Mental Health for Older People have opportunities which include our acute inpatient based at Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough, who are committed to improving the lives of service users. We also provide a range of community-based services.

Adult Learning Disabilities

Adult Learning Disability services have opportunities with the inpatient setting at Bankfields Court, and in community teams. The service is leading the way in person centred care with a clear focus on reducing restrictions.

Children's and Young People Service

Children and Young People Services, you will work with a range of children and young people, to give them the skills needed. We aim to uphold high standards and follow NICE guidance in all interventions around mental health treatments including crisis interventions and eating disorders and assessing for neurodevelopmental conditions.

Health & Justice

Health & Justice provide assessment and care to those in the criminal justice system working across a variety of settings including prisons, local police stations and community teams.

Secure Inpatient Services

Secure Inpatient Services have opportunities for those with a passion for providing care in secure settings. With a wide range of clinically focussed pathways across several inpatient wards.

Whatever your preference we will support you through your preceptorship programme, providing a mentor to guide your learning with their knowledge and experience.

About us


There are many benefits to working for us.
  • Free access to support, individual therapy and mindfulness services
  • Monthly staff draw
  • Free car parking
  • New or redeveloped buildings and estate
  • Staff Networks
  • Salary sacrifice car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to Trust gyms
  • Free flu/Covid and other vaccines at or near your place of work.
  • Career development
  • Excellent Annual Leave
  • Access to health service discounts
  • Access to individual coaching

We invest in your continuing professional development, training and education in the skills and competencies required for your role. There is a system for matching 'stretch and development' opportunities to your aspirations this may be for either your current or future role.

We have a large number of coaches trained in a variety of models who are happy to support you with any work related decisions or problems.Contact the OD team to find out who could offer you some time.
Annual Leave
  • On appointment 27 days plus 8 bank holidays
  • After 5 years' service 29 days plus 8 bank holidays
  • After 10 years 33 days plus 8 bank holidays
Our Values
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description

Job responsibilities

For any further details regarding the roles available and main responsibilities please get in touch.

Please detail your top 3 preferences of where you would like to work so that we can take these into consideration if you are shortlisted/appointed.

Interviews will be taking place week commencing Monday 13th May 2024.

Person Specification



  • Due to qualify as RNMH or RNLD current professional registration with NMC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)



  • Working with people with mental ill health or learning disabilities



  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust





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