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Return to Practice Mental Health Nurse Trainee

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
Fixed term: Training Contract - May 2021
Part time: 15 hours
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Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall or Wolverhampton
Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall or Wolverhampton
£21,892-£24,157 per annum
04/09/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.


Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley


Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.


We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.


We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:




Return to Practice Mental Health Nurse Job Advert July 2020

Were you previously a registered mental health nurse but have had a career break?

Would you like to recommence your career?

NHS Trusts within the Black Country are looking at offering a number of opportunities for return to practice placements for previously registered mental health nurses (RMN).

You will be offered a placement at Band 4 in one of our service areas across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall or Wolverhampton with a guaranteed Band 5 nursing role subject to successful completion of the course and regained registration. The placement offer will be conditional on being accepted by the University of Wolverhamptons’ return to practice programme.

You will be supported and supervised by a Practice Assessor which will facilitate you in meeting the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), to enable your reinstatement to the NMC register.

You will need to provide evidence that you have been keeping up to date with the current practice in nursing and keeping abreast of national strategy.

The Return to Practice Programme prepares you for re-entry onto the professional register and is an essential requirement for returning to practice.

The Return to Practice Programme will require you to complete between 150 and 450 hours in a practice placement alongside a theoretical component which is taught in Wolverhampton. Practice hours must be completed through working a minimum of 2 shifts per week. The course fees are funded.

Upon re-registration with the NMC, we will continue to support your development as a registered nurse through your preceptorship period and onwards as you progress your career.

Please note the conditional shortlisting criteria:

  • Previously first level registered nurse.
  • Must not have fitness to practice restrictions by the NMC.
  • Able to complete a placement in one of the following locations: Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall or Wolverhampton. 

For further details / informal visits please contact the Return to Practice Team, stating the locality you are interested in working in via,



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits please contact the Return to Practice Team, stating the locality you are interested in working in via,