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Band 5 Staff Nurse - HMP Birmingham

Band 5

Main area
Mental health- offender healthcare
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
HMP Birmingham- Mental health
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro rata
05/07/2020 23:59
Interview date

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Please note, if applicable for your role you will be required to cover the cost of your DBS certificate. This will be deducted from your salary over 3 months. You will also be required to sign up to the DBS Update Service before commencement with the Trust.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Are you looking for variety, flexibility, challenge and the chance to progress your career into providing modern mental health care in a prison setting?

A fantastic opportunity have arisen for a Mental Health or Learning Disability nurse,  Band 5 to join the Inpatient Team here at HMP Birmingham. We are a NHS service provider and work alongside a number of partnership agencies.

We are expanding services with focused pathways on Secondary mental health, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Dementia care and Learning Disability and looking to build a skilled workforce that can meet the variety and challenge that working in a custodial setting brings.

  • We are looking to recruit passionate Mental Health & Learning Disability nurses to:

We have a Band 5 post now available at our HMP Birmingham, which is an Adult Category B prison with a diverse range of nursing needs. HMP Birmingham currently holds a maximum of 970 prisoners, with a combination of both sentenced and remand Adult males.

This brings a great opportunity to embrace change and embed culture. The role will be an experience like no other, requiring a diverse mixed nursing skills background and attracts nurses from a range of professional specialist areas, such as Assertive Outreach and Forensic Services.

Our service has defined structured Mental Health teams in operation. We have a nursing team that supports the assessment of prisoners within a 24hr healthcare environment, with a 15-bedded in-patient assessment ward and a Community Mental Health Team that offers Primary care, In-reach and Forensic models of engagement similar to those experienced and replicated within the wider community.

We want to employ a nurse who have a real understanding for the needs of the prisoner/offender population who can also bring innovation and change to our services. We see these services as a genuine specialism and are offering the opportunity to be part of it.

As part of our inspiring teams, you’ll have the scope to share ideas and follow them through into innovative practice.  

We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Donna Ofkants, Deputy Ward Manager or Claudia Brown-Tobias, Deputy Ward Manager on 0121 598 8040 or Sharah Dimond Team Medical Secretary on 0121 598 8010