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Senior Staff Nurse




Priory Hospital Barnt Green

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £32,000


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert Role Description

Join us today at Priory Hospital Barnt Green and receive our £5000 welcome to Priory bonus

Senior Staff Nurse

Priory Hospital Barnt Green are looking for Senior Staff Nurses (RMN’s and RNLD’s) to work across our two NHS wards and our Private ward. Nursing in mental health has never been more challenging as we continue to provide the highest quality care in a COVID-secure and safe way, as a Senior Nurse, you will take a lead role in guiding others to maintain quality care safely.

As a Senior Staff Nurse will have already gained some experience working either in other inpatient settings (including prison healthcare), or in the community and as part of this you will have developed a sound understanding of the principles of recovery within mental healthcare so as to support others to guide patients as they progress on their individual treatment journeys. The hospital operates a trauma-informed approach so as to provide support that helps people achieve their goals taking into account their life experiences.

This is more than a job, it’s a vocation. You will work alongside dedicated and supportive colleagues who share this same passion to help others. We welcome people from all backgrounds and value the contribution that your life experience, culture and world view can bring.

As a Senior Staff Nurse with Priory Group, you will receive full training, support and guidance to enable you to provide high quality care. You will be offered the opportunity to develop further enabling you to progress further in your career if you choose to do so. As part of this you will need to complete our bespoke training, including prevention & management of violence and aggression training (PMVA). You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS check (it’s worth remembering that a “positive disclosure” such as a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from working with us but it is highly recommended that you talk to us about anything you think may be disclosed as early as possible).

Our Hospital is open 24 hrs a day and therefore you will need to be able to work both days and nights across all 7 days of the week. Our shifts generally run from 7:30am – 8pm for day shifts and 7:30pm – 8am for night shifts, and full time colleagues can expect to work 3 shifts per week for 3 weeks and 1 week where you will have 4 shifts (this will vary depending on the needs of Hospital). Although you will be allocated to a specific ward, there will be times where your knowledge and skills will be required on other wards.

We offer all our Nurses a £5000 welcome bonus which is paid in addition to the advertised salary.

Hospital Information:

Priory Hospital Barnt Green is located in the stunning Lickey Hills Country Park, 10 miles south of Birmingham City Centre. We have thirty-three beds across three wards including ten NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care beds for women, thirteen NHS acute beds for men and women and ten private beds for men and women. In addition to providing inpatient services, the hospital has a large Outpatient department and regional conference facilities.

Throughout 2020 Priory Hospital Barnt Green has undergone an extensive refurbishment to provide high quality facilities. The first phase of the projected was completed in November 2020, with the full completion planned for March 2020.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a new team, in a brand new hospital located in beautiful setting.

Priory Group Information:

When you join Priory Group, you’ll be part of an innovative and growing organisation that is helping to redefine health, education and social care in the UK. Our nationwide team treats more than 70 conditions through a network of over 450 facilities including:

  • Mental Health and addiction services
  • Rehabilitation and recovery facilities
  • Medium and low secure facilities
  • Specialist schools and colleges
  • Residential and care homes

Development opportunities

Our business attracts great people and we’ve created an environment where they can achieve great things. This starts with excellent learning and development resources. At Priory, your career progression is more than a sequence of formal training courses. It involves dynamic learning opportunities that support your performance at each stage of your career.

Find out more about the development opportunities available on the Priory Career Pathways website


As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we recognise and reward you for your contribution. To support this, we've created a comprehensive benefits package for all team members. Our benefits are flexible and tailored to the individual, but here's just some of what’s on offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (plus an extra day for your birthday)
  • Free parking at every site
  • Health and wellbeing support through our EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • £5000 Welcome Bonus paid in instalments of: 
    • £1000 on joining 
    • £1000 after 6 months
    • £1000 after 12 months 
    • £1000 after 2 years 
    • £1000 after 3 years 
  • Pension scheme with a Priory contribution
  • SMART Pensions - Opt for a slightly smaller salary and we pay an extra contribution into your pension. The result? We both save on National Insurance payments and you end up with an overall increase in your take-home pay
  • Cycle scheme - Get a tax-free bike with equipment and pay monthly from your salary, generating a cost saving of up to 42%
  • Computing scheme - Buy the latest technology at no more than the RRP using salary exchange whilst spreading the cost over 12 months
  • Your Priory, Your Benefits - Our shopping discount site where you'll find great offers for online and in-store shopping, negotiated specially for everyone who works with us
  • GymFlex - Spread the cost of an annual gym membership over 12 months and use your membership at health clubs, leisure centres, boot camps and yoga studios across the UK


Division DBS info

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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