£24,214 to £30,112 p.a.
Part time
Hattie Taylor

Community Staff Nurse, Band 5

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 12 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

District/Community Nurses in Purbeck are proud of being caring, competent and compassionate, with patients at the heart of what we do. We provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we serve.

As a locality we have Virtual Ward and regular MDTs across health & social care with future plans around a Community Hub and integrated working as well as new collaborative ways of working with other colleagues to innovate and improve services for patients.

We are also exploring a different model of community nursing that holds the patient at the centre, promoting continuity of care for patients and team self-management.

It’s a very exciting time to work with us; the opportunity to be involved in our projects and to develop your skills and knowledge as the organisation believes in advancing nursing careers and supporting professional development.

We are seeking a part-time motivated nurse working within the Swanage Team who is able to demonstrate a real passion for community nursing and would be flexible within this post to work within the Purbeck nursing teams as required.

We would welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified nurses as we believe that careers should be developed; ideas listened to, skills and successes valued and recognised.

You can expect excellent training and opportunities for development, clinical supervision, and yearly appraisal. Dorset Healthcare also offers development and leadership pathways and a comprehensive preceptorship programme for those who are newly qualified.

In return we can also offer you:

  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and the chance to further your career in a nurse led environment
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Refer a friend or family member to apply for this post and if they are appointed, you will receive £250 for the introduction. To make a referral please see complete the form on

If you are interested in working in one of the most beautiful parts of the country we offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000 – for more information please contact

An informal visit would be encouraged prior to interview to meet the team or call for queries at anytime.

Interview date: 2nd May 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hattie Taylor 07810 816048 DN Lead

Claire Mooney 07810 156048 DN Team Leader Swanage


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Closing Date
Mon 22 Apr 19

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