Nurses invited to recruitment open day


Published: 7 September 2018

Student nurses and registered adult nurses are invited to a recruitment open day at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust on Monday 17 September.

The event, which takes place from 10am until 4pm in the Horizon Centre at Torbay Hospital, offers a chance for nurses to find out more about the opportunities available within the Trust as part of its staff nurse rotation programme between surgery, community hospitals and medicine.

Attendees will get the opportunity to chat with staff about what it’s like to work at the Trust and learn more about the facilities and benefits on offer. There will also be the chance to undertake an interview and potentially receive a job offer on the day.

The staff nurse rotation programme is open to experienced and newly qualified band five nurses and it will offer applicants:

  • Permanent employment
  • An 18 month programme covering surgery, community services and medicine
  • An assigned Clinical Coach and the opportunity to participate in peer learning groups
  • A bespoke programme of Continuous Professional Development tailored to support individual learning needs
  • The opportunity to complete a Preceptorship Programme and specialty based competencies (surgical, community and medical).

At the end of the rotation, there will have the opportunity to continue onto another rotation or go to a specialist area. All posts will include rotation to night duty.

Judy Falcao, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are looking for final year adult nursing students and Registered Nurses who want to contribute to our vision of providing compassionate nursing.

“We are looking for individuals to participate in rotations through different areas within the Trust. The rotation programme gives you the chance to experience different nursing specialties, teams and environments whilst providing you with a toolkit of core and specialised skills.

“Working for our Trust offers a diverse range of career paths and we offer support and development opportunities to help our staff in their career choices.

“For adult student nurses who are looking for their first job, we provide an outstanding preceptorship programme, with support from a mentor and supervisor, and many opportunities for further training and development in their role in an innovative and supportive environment.

“I would encourage as many nurses and student nurses to come along and find out more about the fantastic opportunities available within our Trust.

“We have a number of nursing options you may wish to consider and you will have the opportunity to have an interview. If successful, we will be offering positions within the Trust on the day. Whilst there is no need to register for the recruitment event and you can just turn up to find out more, we are encouraging attendees to apply online if you are interested in attending the recruitment day. Once you have submitted your application you will then be offered an interview time.”

Please visit NHS jobs for full details ( to register your interest in attending and submit your application form. Job Reference: 388-RNOP-0918. If you would like more information, please contact Claire Roberts on 01803 656207 or via email.