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Llanarth Court, Llanarth, Nr Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2YD

Priory Group Division



£41,475 - £44,648



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Llanarth Court Hospital is a 95 bedded forensic hospital providing a secure environment consisting of medium, low and open rehabilitation settings  for men and women with mental illness and or personality disorder.

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without the combined effort and expertise of all disciplines.  As such, we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Llanarth Court are recruiting for a Charge Nurse to join our team.

The charge nurse role will be to support the ward manager in managing a secure ward with patient's under the mental health act who have a diagnosis of mental health, personality disorder and or learning disability needs.


The successful candidate will:

•          Have clinical and leadership experience that provides the expertise and confidence required to support the wider nursing team.

•          Be able to respond flexibly to change and the developing needs of the service.

•          Be responsible for deputising in the absence of the ward manager if necessary and therefore must demonstrate a willingness to develop and expand on their existing roles and responsibilities

•          Be role models for their peers and demonstrate core priory values at all times therefore the expectations of this will need to be clearly set out.

•          It is also desirable to have experience in a forensic setting though a keen desire to work in this challenging field is necessary

•          The role will require being a clinical lead and an understanding and knowledge of patient's needs is essential.

•          You will need to demonstrate the ability to assess and teach junior staff and have good leadership skills. The ability to have a flexible, positive, team orientated approach is required.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities

•          Registered nurse with active NMC PIN with 2 years post qualifying experience

•          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

•          Free 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)     

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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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