Please wait, loading

Mental Health Nurse - Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Specialist Forensic Services/ HMP Wormwood Scrubs
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
£24,907 - £30,615 £24,907 to £30,615 pa plus Inner London HCAS
Salary period
07/08/2020 23:59

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. NLFS delivers mental health care across some of the prisons and provides mental health services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.​


Mental Health Nurse - Band 5

Employer: Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust

Department: Forensics

Location: HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is responsible for providing mental health services for people of all ages across the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, as well as providing some specialist services across the whole of North London and beyond. Since January 2011, the Trust also provides adult and children’s community health services in Enfield, following the transfer of Enfield Community Services from NHS Enfield.  Please note - Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust will only accept on-line application forms.

North London Forensic Service (NLFS) has been rated as OUTSTANDING again by the Care Quality Commission, and part of this is our dedicated and skilled staff team who have a number of development opportunities open to them across a varied number of innovative services within the criminal justice pathway.

We are currently looking for a Band 5 mental health nurse for our inpatient team within HMP Wormwood Scrubs. This is a Category B local remand male prison in west London with an operational capacity of approximately 1200 spaces. Although it would be beneficial, previous prison experience is not a mandatory requirement as we provide a full training and induction package. What is of paramount importance is a genuine desire to work compassionately and creatively with service users who are often in crisis and acutely distressed.

Mental health services within the prison are multidisciplinary in nature, encompassing nursing, psychology, and therapies staff and work within a stepped model of care. The inpatient team works with a wide variety of service users who are often complex and have both mental health and physical health problems. This is an exciting and varied role in a challenging and fast paced environment. You will play an integral in supporting the team in delivering a high standard of care to service users within the wider prison.

The successful candidate will have to complete successful employment checks and prison vetting.

Interview Date: TBC

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committed

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.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Kevin Clarke
Job title
Modern Matron
Email address
Telephone number
020 8588 3387
NHS Choices

© 2013 - Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust

Powered by Sitekit CMS