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Priory Hospital Newbury, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type



£20 per hour



Job Advert - Division Information

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Newbury (Formally The Cloisters) is a Priory Hospital set on the southern outskirts of Newbury and boarders with Hampshire and Wiltshire. Close by are the big towns of Basingstoke and Reading with the cities of Winchester and Swindon an easy commute. We have excellent public transport links to London which is just a 50 minute train journey. 
We are excited to be launching an updated service after a period of expansion and improvements now offering  a 34 bed Recovery and Rehabilitation service for men with enduring mental ill health. Within the service is a care pathway offering an admission ward, a community facing ward, a longer term ward for patients with more complex needs and also a 4 bed flat for patients who are returning to independent living in the community. The site is warm and welcoming with a homely atmosphere, the patients enjoy home cooked meals contributing to menu choices at meetings with the chef. 
We offer a range of therapies on site:
• Art Therapy
• Drama Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Psychology
• Horticulture at our off site allotment
• Self-catering skills and nutritional advice

So come and join our team of highly experienced clinicians in this exciting phase of our journey to provide top quality, innovative, evidence based and collaborative care to our patients. 

We are currently recruiting for experienced Registered Mental Health Nurses to join our bank team.
You will need:
- NMC registration as a Mental Health Nurse
- Flexible, enthusiastic and self motivated attitude
- An interest in working within a modern, forward thinking and effective specialist service
- Strong sense of responsibility and accountability including being reliable
- Previous experience in Adult Mental Health Services
- Experience in rehabilitation and recovery model will be an advantage
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Pro-active, therapeutic and recovery approach to care management
- An ability to prioritise own workload within established procedures
- Pro-active approach to mentoring, influencing and supervising Junior Staff.
Benefits of working for us include:
- SMART Contributory pension scheme
- Comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme
- On-going access to supervision on a regular basis
- Free Enhanced Disclosure check
- Online benefits and discounts
- Access to occupational health services
- Supplemented meals
- Staff meals
- Employee Assistance Helpline
- Flexible working opportunities
- Staff wellbeing activities
We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service. 
Interviews will be arranged as applications are received and depending on the candidates' availability.
Please email if you are having difficulties applying through our online portal.
Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert earlier if a good number of suitable applications are received before the closing date.

The successful applicants will be working with patients that present with a range of mental health and psychological needs. You will undertake and manage direct patient care, having participated fully in the assessment, planning and evaluation of care needs. You will be flexible, enthusiastic, self motivated, reliable and interested in working within a modern, forward thinking and effective specialist service. You will be a key member of our multi-disciplinary team adopting a pro-active, therapeutic and recovery approach to care management within a supportive and healing environment. You will have an ability to prioritise own workload within established procedures and also be pro-active in mentoring, influencing and supervising Junior Staff. 

Successful candidates will have previous experience in Adult Mental Health Services. An experience of Rehabilitation Services and the Recovery Model will be an advantage.


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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