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Staff Nurse - Band 5 (Plus Welcome Payment) job in Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk
Job Ref 179-331-18
Post Code IP33 2QZ
Hardwick Ln, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 2QZ, UK (Show on map)
Main Category Nursing and Midwifery jobs
Subcategory Other Nursing and Midwifery Jobs
Additional Options Staff Nurse
Salary £23,023 to £29,608 pa pr
Salary Band £20,000 - £24,999
£25,000 - £29,999
Hours per week Up to 37.5 hours per week
Employer Type Direct Employer

Staff Nurse - Band 5 + Welcome Payment - Medical and Surgical Wards - Full-time and Part-time - Permanent

As a thank you for joining the West Suffolk Hospital, we are offering all new* Band 5 Staff Nurses a welcome payment of £1,500 on appointment and a further £1,500 if you remain with the Trust after a year of employment.

*Previous West Suffolk Hospital employees must have a gap of over 6 months since their last employment with the Trust to be eligible for this payment.

Contractual terms will apply – employee’s leaving the Trust within the first or second year of employment will be required to repay a percentage of this payment on a sliding scale.

Would you like to work for an outstanding hospital, providing outstanding care?

The West Suffolk Hospital is looking to recruit Band 5 Staff Nurses, both full and part time, across a variety of wards – please see our ward descriptions which are listed at the beginning of the attached Job Description.


We are looking for staff who have:

Excellent communication skills

The ability to work within a diverse multidisciplinary team

Compassion and empathy in their approach to caring

The ability to work calmly in a demanding, pressurised and busy environment

The qualities required to treat our patients with the dignity and respect they have a right to expect

Able to commit to a flexible shift pattern.

What we offer:

An exciting opportunity to join a busy, fast-paced team environment where you will be expected to think on your feet and use your initiative to deal with a variety of challenges

Comprehensive induction program

Ongoing professional development

Pay – annual increments within the Band 5 pay structure

A minimum of 27 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

Access to a range of employee benefits including childcare vouchers, staff discounts and salary sacrifice schemes

The opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme

Relocation package of up to £2000 available for every successful candidate. (Please refer to our Removal and Accommodations Expenses’ Policy under ‘Additional Documentation)

If you are an overseas applicant and need to complete the IELTS/OET exam to be able to register with the NMC then the Trust will fund 1 attempt at the exam*.

* If required the Trust will fund the cost of one additional IELT / OET from Level 6.5 to Level 7 / OET grade C+ to grade B.

If you are someone who wants to support the West Suffolk Hospital in continuing to provide outstanding care to our patients then we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the Hospital, please contact Sarah Shaw, Nursing Workforce Lead, on 01284 712918 or via email at

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