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Stockton Hall, The Village, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£23,949 - £27,596



Job Advert Role Description


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.

Based in the historic city of York, Stockton Hall Hospital is looking for a Mental Health Nurse for our 112 bedded Forensic medium secure psychiatric hospital, which cares for both mental illness and learning disability patients, which includes an Autistic Spectrum Disorder service and a female service.

The values of Stockton Hall Hospital are what we believe in and what you can count on:

•           Highest level of Quality

•           Caring Safely

•           Integrity

•           Working together

•           Valuing people

Stockton Hall Hospital has a reputation for providing high standards of care and treatment to all patients.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Recovery and Involvement Lead at Stockton Hall.  Your role will be to empower patients and educate staff on the importance of Service User Involvement at site, regionally and nationally.  You will have the drive and determination to enable the patients to have a voice about their current and future care and treatment.

The role involves taking the lead with all aspects of Recovery and Involvement for the patients including the well-established Recovery College and Service User Involvement forum across the hospital. 

You will support patients to represent the hospital at the Yorkshire and Humber Involvement Network service user involvement meetings, Priory Service User Involvement and at the National Service user Conferences. 

You will be responsible for supporting patients to complete Priory patient involvement questionnaires and surveys and the Yorkshire and Humber Involvement Network benchmarking tools including the regional Se-QUINs.

You will plan, facilitate and chair a range of service user meetings, as well as support patients to be represented in other meetings around the hospital such as Safeguarding, Hospital Clinical Governance and reducing restrictive practice meetings. 

You will work alongside the Occupational Therapy manager to ensure that a recovery focus is embedded in all aspects of the hospital.

You will have previous experience of working within the field of mental health, and be passionate about the value of service user involvement and the recovery approach in care.  IT skills, particularly in relation to Microsoft publisher and excel are desirable, as is being a driver.  You need to be innovative, creative, well organised and forward thinking.

If you want to be a part of a supportive and innovative team, we look forward to your application, or, if you’d like to chat about the role further, please contact Alison Nelson, Therapy Manager for an informal chat on 01904 400500 ext. 2624.

Some of the benefits we will offer you:

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service
  • Extra Service Annual leave awards
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Supplemented meals/refreshments when on duty
  • Free car parking
  • Staff Gym Available on certain Times


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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