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Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division



£31,500 - £37,227 per annum plus enhancements + £5000 Welcome Bonus


37.5 hours per week (part-time hours are available)

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

About Priory Hospital Middleton St George

With a CQC rating of ‘Good’ (July 2021) the Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located in extensive grounds close to Darlington, County Durham 40 minutes from the coast, 30 minutes from the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the cities of Durham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The seven wards of the hospital provide individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs, including adults who present with complex and challenging behaviours. Staff wellbeing and recognition is a priority with various events held throughout the year to thank staff for their contribution and commitment to the hospital. The hospital’s grounds are also used for various events such as sports days and barbeques for patients, carers and colleagues.

As well as free parking on site, supplemented meals on shift, and access to an on-site gym, there is a staff lounge with excellent facilities for breaks.

Job Profile

  • Deliver high quality, service users focussed care
  • Participate in the development of new services and care pathways
  • Support the local implementation of the Group Nursing Strategy
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement within your service

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities

  • Registered nurse with active NMC PIN
  • Newly Qualified nurses welcomed as Preceptorship can be offered
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality
  • Ability to develop and use flexible and innovative approaches to practise.
  • Excellent verbal , interpersonal and written communication skills


Priory Healthcare Benefits

  • Excellent salary
  • Free on-site parking
  • Supplemented meals on duty
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities
  • Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
  • Leadership & management development
  • Long service award
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)


Additional benefits for nurses at The Priory Hospital Middleton St George

  • Welcome bonus
  • Fully funded DBS
  • Fully funded NMC registration
  • Return to Practice support
  • Mentorship experience
  • Management and Leadership development opportunities
  • Pay enhancements of 

    20% additional per hour for any hours worked on a weekday night, Saturday and Saturday night

    50% additional per hour for any hours worked on a Sunday, Sunday night or Bank Holiday

Our shift patterns are

- Day shifts  7am until 7:30 pm

- Night shifts 7pm to 7am


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

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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