Hospitals Trust to recruit 40 new nurses

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) aims to recruit 40 new nurses as part of a recruitment drive.

The campaign is aimed at qualified nurses from overseas who don’t have UK registration to practice nursing in this country. Likely candidates could be healthcare assistants working in local care settings or nursing homes.  

Under the training programme successful applicants would earn £16,633 per annum (Band 2, pro rata for part time employees) until registration is achieved and then a Band 5 salary (£21,692 to £28,180 per annum pro rata) once registered.

Successful applicants will receive rigorous training and support (International English Language Testing System as well as Nursing and Midwifery Council registration including the OSCE exam) and be based across Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, be qualified in nursing in their home country, have completed one year of post-qualification experience and still hold a live nurse registration in their home country.

Adverts opened this week and will close on March 6th 2016. Interviews will be held at Redwood Education Centre, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, on Saturday 19th March. Interested applicants should apply via NHS Jobs and search under ‘overseas qualified nurse’ and ‘Gloucestershire.’

Eve Russell, Assistant Director of HR, added: “Successful applicants will work at band 2 level while on the training programme and complete a 12-week IELTS course one day per week. After this, recruits will be supported through the NMC registration process including the OSCE exam. If you are interested and you meet the necessary criteria then we are keen to hear from you. Please do submit your application now.”  

Liz Bruce, Modern Matron, said: “Caring for people can be demanding but it is an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. It’s a job in which you can make a real difference to people’s lives in a positive way.

“Not only will successful applicants be supported through their IELTS and nursing and midwifery registration process, they will also have a fantastic opportunity to develop their career with one of the biggest acute trusts in the country.

“Working in the NHS brings many benefits. As well as the generous leave entitlement, pension scheme and family-friendly/flexible working arrangements our hospitals are also a vibrant, dynamic and lively place to work.”