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LIMITED TIME OFFER – lease car incentive for Band 5 and Band 6 nurses*

For a limited time we are offering a recruitment incentive in the form of a car (or cash equivalent) to Band 5 and Band 6 nurses.

* Please read Details March 2016 car offer for terms and conditions

If you have any questions regarding this (please read terms and conditions first),
contact Janet Watson, HR Manager, on 01245 546492.




Date:   Thursday 28 April 2016                          Time:   9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:The Lakes, Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL

If you are a student nurse looking for your first job, make sure it’s with us. Click here for a direct link to our student nurse openings.

We’ll be interviewing all shortlisted students on 28 April. If you are successful at interview, we will offer you a permanent job on the day.  You could even choose to start straight away, working hours to suit your studies as an HCA via our internal temporary staffing ‘bank’ called NETSS.

We provide an outstanding preceptorship programme with support from a mentor and supervisor. There are also many other opportunities for further training and development that you ‘ll discuss on the day with our Practice Education and Development Facilitators.

For further details please contact Jackie Devisse by email


If you’re looking to return to mental health nursing, we’re providing a three month part time course which includes placement as a student nurse. Upon completion of a successful assessment you’ll be a registered nurse again. New sessions are every quarter, the next one starting in May. You’ll receive £500 to help cover training and living costs.

If you’re interested, please email Nazir Shivji on or call him on 07770 815438.

We hope to have you on our team.

  • We believe working with us should benefit you professionally and personally. Whether you are just starting out on your career or already have experience we can offer you a position where your strengths, enthusiasm and skills will be rewarded and appreciated in many different ways. We recognise that there’s life outside work and that a good balance between work and other commitments and interests makes for a more motivated, engaged and effective workforce.
  • 'We will value everyone individually, promote well-being, support involvement and encourage personal development and leadership'. The Trust put in place its new People Strategy in 2015. It has six key strands. Strand One - Living our values. Strand Two - Providing high quality safe services. Strand Three - Creating a flexible and responsive workforce for the future. Strand Four - Develop our future leaders. Strand Five - Build a highly skilled and competent workforce. Strand Six - Nurturing an engaged and healthy workforce.
  • The Trust believes that our staff are our most valuable asset: we invest in our staff by providing outstanding training and education as we believe that a highly skilled workforce is essential to delivering first class care. As a University Trust we pride ourselves on having excellent links with local education providers and this ensures we can offer a wide range of learning opportunities. The Trust has also been accredited by the University of Bournemouth as a "Practice Development Unit".
  • Juggling the demands of life is far from easy. That’s why we have a round-the-clock information and counselling support service to help you and your family members balance the demands of home with life at work. We have an Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential and free helpline for staff and families where you can get expert advice on a range of emotional, legal and financical matters 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • We like to think of ourselves as a team. A team of more than 2000 people working together, developing together with our common goal of making people better. Some of our longest serving members of staff have worked for the Trust for more than 40 years. What kept them here for so long? Find out what they have to say about working here at NEP. You can read about our staff surveys in our Annual Reports.
  • Our bank (NETSS) provides comprehensive staffing solutions, in response to the Trust’s needs. Roles available include qualified clinical roles in nursing and allied health professions, clinical support workers, administration and specialist support. In joining NETSS, a bank worker can work flexibly to suit their personal requirements. Working through NETSS doesn’t have to be your primary source of employment and many of our permanent staff work additional shifts via the temporary staffing.