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Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division



£25 up to £28 p/h (including holiday allowance)



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Job Advert Role Description




At Priory, we aspire to deliver the highest quality of care and support. As a Bank Mental Health Nurse, you’ll have the opportunity to support our teams across a range of mental health services, on your own schedule. We welcome anyone looking for a more flexible work pattern, additional shifts, or a chance to support people with a variety of needs.

Being a Bank Mental Health Nurse at Priory will provide you with excellent clinical and educational opportunities as you’ll likely work on different wards and teams, allowing you to gain exposure and acquire expertise in many mental health specialities.

Kneesworth House Hospital


Currently rated as ‘good’ by the CQC, Kneesworth House Hospital sits within 45 acres of grounds approximately 13 miles from Cambridge. Despite its rural location, the A1 is nearby and London is only 40 minutes away by train.


The Hospital is a high dependency rehabilitation unit, which provides a range of specialist recovery pathways, as well as acute and psychiatric intensive care, medium, and low secure services, and a community focused rehabilitation ward, all on one site. Services are provided across 13 wards and staff provide holistic, recovery-orientated care and a range of treatments suitable to the needs of the patients. This is achieved through strong teamwork with supportive multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs). There is also access to a wide variety of training opportunities.


As well as free parking on site and meals on duty, there is an extensive range of support and wellbeing incentives for staff, and cultural events throughout the year.


Who we are


The Priory Group is the largest private behavioural health provider in the UK, with around 350 facilities in our Healthcare and Adult Care divisions. We strive for excellence, and although the vast majority of our sites are already rated Good or Outstanding by the CQC, we always aspire to do better. Putting our people first is central to our values. This includes the people we support and their families as well as our dedicated staff who make a difference every day.

Working at Priory

We do our best to match you with the services and shifts that work best with your skills and lifestyle. But no matter where you work, our Bank Mental Health Nurses are always part of the team. You’ll be in all daily meetings and involved in all relevant decision-making. Your ideas and expertise will be heard as we all work together to provide the best for our patients.

As well as giving you the flexibility to work around your life, we want to make sure you feel at home at Priory. You’ll be partnered with your own dedicated line manager who will check in regularly to ensure you have the training and support you need. Depending on the site you’re working at, you’ll receive either free or heavily subsided meals and almost all of our sites offer free parking. You will also be entitled to annual leave. Many of our Bank Mental Health Nurses have progressed or transitioned into permanent positions with us, so this could be an option if your situation changes in the future.

What you’ll need


We ask that you’re a fully registered nurse with active NMC PIN and that you have some experience working in a similar clinical environment. Aside from that, all of our people must show integrity and compassion in their work and share our goal of delivering excellent care for our people.

To apply


Please click the “Apply” button below to submit your application and our recruitment team will be in touch soon to answer any questions you might have and take you one step closer to a rewarding career with Priory.


*Expectations of nurses to receive higher bank rates:


Minimum 8 shifts per 4-week period

Work nights/weekends as needed

Work on any ward at direction of nurse manager

95% compliance with training modules (online or offered in person) at any one time

Maximum one cancellation within 72 hours of shift start in 4-week period

Cannot have been Priory permanent staff in past 3 months unless in new substantive post


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.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

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