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Nursing Assistant - Secure & SPLD Division

Band 3

Main area
Forensic Mental Health
Band 3
37.5 hours per week (Full Time)
Job ref
Secure and Specialist Learning Disability Division
£19,737 - £21,142 pro rata per annum
Salary period
02/02/2021 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Nursing assistant in one of our  services.

Apply to work in  the Secure and Specialist Learning Disability Division

We are looking for experienced MALE  nursing assistants who can demonstrate compassion and empathy to our patients, improving the quality of care services within a Secure/Forensic Environment.

Our Secure & Specialist Learning Disability Division is responsible for specialised secure mental health services, in low, medium and high secure settings for service users with a primary classification of mental illness,personality disorders Learning Disabilities or Autism. Working across the Secure and SpLD Division as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of high standards of care and support to a challenging group of service users. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain invaluable experience in forensic environments.

Along with some experience of dealing with patients with mental health conditions or Learning Disabilities, we ask that you are flexible in your approach to work, eager to learn, have an open attitude to change and want to make a real difference to our patients in challenging secure environments.

If successful in this post, you will be required as a condition of your employment to satisfactorily complete the new national Care Certificate training and assessment programme within a 12 week period of time.

Assessment process:-

  • Shortlisting will be completed on the 1st of February 2021
  • A Welcome to Secure & SpLD Division  Q&A session will be held on zoom on the 9th of February 2021, successful applicants will be required to complete a written exercise, group exercise
  • Interviews will be held on the 16th of February 2021 Online . Details will be sent to successful applicants.

Shortlisting is planned for: 3rd February 2021

Assessment Centre is planned for: 9th February 2021

Interviews are planned for: 16th February 2021

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Chen Shoko & Eve Mousley
Job title
Senior Clinical Nurses
Additional information


Eve. Mousley@Merseycare.nhs.uk