Band 5 Staff Nurse

Virgin Care
Norwich, Norfolk
Up to £30,000 + Benefits
28 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type

Band 5 Nurse  

Are you looking for a new challenge in an environment where no two days are the same?
Are you looking to work for a company that offers support and development opportunities? If so, then this could be the role for you! Virgin Care is looking for Registered Nurses to join our team at HMP Norwich.

HMP Norwich is a Category B prison, it is conveniently located just outside Norwich and has easy access points for public transport.  


The salary range for this role is £23,000-30,000 per annum – dependent on experience. We offer a variety of benefits including:

• Training and development opportunities
• NHS Pension
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Staff well-being
• Access to bank hours
• Virgin Tribe Card - e.g. 40% off of virgin trains
• FREE parking  

About The Job  

The post holder will provide clinical input to offenders and support to junior colleagues. The post holders will work within the team of multidisciplinary staff to assist & support senior staff to deliver a nurse-led integrated primary care services and develop a specialist practice-based clinical model within the prisons.

Services include primary care support to Reception, First Night Centres, long-term conditions management and enhanced diagnostic, assessment and treatment as part of the integrated service, as well as providing a range of quality services and interventions within a larger multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will be qualified and experienced practitioners (although newly qualified nurses can be supported within this team) The Band 5 nurse positions will be a first point of contact within healthcare and a source of advice to primary care colleagues within our multi-disciplinary team, prison staff, & offenders.

With excellent communication skills and a confident, competent presentation you will be responsible for ensuring excellent physical health care & well-being of offenders in the prison.

We are also looking for:-


  • Experience of working within secure & prison settings (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of current issues/agendas facing prison/offender healthcare
  • Experience of multi-professional collaboration including working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organizations.

In addition to the above, experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team is essential. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

About You  

You will be at least a first level Registered Nurse looking to develop your current skills in a unique and ever changing environment. You will have a passion for learning and development, as well as having the initiative to bring new ideas and opinions on how to improve the healthcare services. You will be committed to being part of a high functioning and healthy team dynamic and ready for the challenge.

Prison Healthcare experience is not essential, however experience in primary care is desirable. The Healthcare Team are confident in both the working environment and the quality of the work undertaken and would welcome informal visits from interested candidates.  

About Virgin Care  

At Virgin Care, we’ve created a working environment where everyone can really feel the difference.   It’s the kind of place where nothing’s too much trouble. Where our service is seamless. Where you’ll feel empowered, listened to, valued and where we’ll support you to bring your best self to work every day. And that’s just the beginning.        Since 2006, we’ve delivered innovative and refreshing health and social care services to millions of people by developing our own unique approach where our service users are at the centre of everything we do.   We welcome Full-Time / Part-Time or Job Share applications.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Virgin Care Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.   Virgin Care are committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.
Virgin Care Limited reserves the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.    If you’d like to discuss the role further, please contact  Vicky Hare