Mental Health Nurse

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year gross per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

*** Please state on your application if you have passed your IELTS / OET, and if you have your Mental Health NMC Registration ***

Are you an outstanding Mental Health Nurse, with substantial experience wanting to live and work in the UK?

We are looking for overseas trained Nurses who have passed IELTS/OET and the Mental Health CBT with a decision letter from the NMC.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we'd love you to join us!

We are looking for nurses who display compassion, empathy and sensitivity in their approach to people who may be distressed or have a challenging manner. You will need to be enthusiastic and conscientious and do everything you can to provide the best care to our service users.

Main duties of the job

We offer a dedicated support service which will guide you through the process of arriving in the UK, which includes VISA support, booking flights and arranging accommodation.

Once you have arrived, we have dedicated pastoral support to help you with the transition and we offer a full and comprehensive OSCE training programme to help you prepare for you OSCE exam and adjust to life in the UK.

To help you with your move to the UK we offer:
  • Reimbursement of successful IELTS or OET fees
  • Reimbursement of CBT
  • OSCE fee (including travel costs to the exam centre)
  • NMC registration fee
  • Certificate of Sponsorship and Visa
  • Accommodation for 3 months
  • Flight to the UK and travel from UK airport to Norfolk & Suffolk
  • Dedicated support team to help you relocate to the UK.

(T&Cs apply in relation to repayment of fees as per Trust policy.)

About us

We are only accepting applications from Mental Health Nurses and only offer a limited number of places per year to ensure we offer the very best training and support.

To apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate the below
  • You have significant experience working as a mental health nurse
  • You have passed IELTS or OET
  • You have passed your Mental Health CBT
  • You have your NMC decision letter for a Registered Mental Health nurse

Please use your supporting statement to confirm that you satisfy the above criteria.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams.

You will initially join us as a band 4 pre-registration nurse and upon successful completion of your OSCE and NMC registration being obtained you will move to a band 5 Mental Health Nurse role.

Job description
Job responsibilities
*** This advert is aimed at applicants who live and have trained overseas, if you do not fit this criteria, then please visit our website to find further opportunities. ***
* Previous applicants need not apply *
Person Specification
  • Significant experience working as a mental health nurse

  • Provided evidence of IELTS or OET
  • Provided evidence of Mental Health CBT
  • Provided evidence of NMC decision letter (Registered Mental Health)

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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