About the offer:
• Standard NHS Permanent contract;
• Salary Band 5 (£ 21,909 to £ 28,462) for all registered nurses, dependent on demonstrated experience by the candidate.
• Loyalty period of 2 years;
• 37.5 weekly hours;
• 27 days of yearly leave and 8 holidays;
• In the event a candidate has not completed his/her registration with the NMC at the time of commencement of employment, he will be invited to begin working as a healthcare assistant until the registration is complete;
• Career progression and development opportunities;
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust consists of 440 beds and has over 2000 members of staff. The hospital serves a population of about 270,000 in the Mid and North Bedfordshire area and patients come from many other parts of the region to receive their care. The Trust provides a full range of acute services, with beds for Care of the Elderly, ENT, General Medicine, AAU, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Vascular Surgery, Breast Surgery and Urology.
The hospital was officially opened in August 1803, the result of its generous benefactor Samuel Whitbread I who bequeathed the sum of £8000 in a codicil to his will when he died in 1796. Mr Whitbread, who was noted for his philanthropy, stipulated that £4000 must be spent on the hospital’s building and £4000 on services. It was the start of a campaign to purchase the land and design the building under the skilful management of local architect John Wing.
Bedford Borough is a vibrant area to live in with an abundance of leisure opportunities for residents and visitors. There is a fantastic programme of cultural events throughout the year and there is a wide range of affordable health opportunities, through our quality parks, award winning leisure centers’ and sports development work.
Bedford’s Italian community represents the largest concentration of Italian families in the UK: 14,000 people from a total population of around 100,000. According to a 2001 census almost 30% of the town’s population are of at least partial Italian descent. The community is extremely lively and every year celebrates its Italian origin with the “Italian Festival”, a colourful not to be missed event for all the Anglo-Italians. The original settlement tracks back to the middle of the 90s when the shortage of labour in the Bedford brickworks industry, a consequence of the post-war building boom, attracted Italian workers.
In August 2017 Bedford received the title of best commuter town in Bedfordshire County outplaying its competitors Luton, Biggleswade, Sandy, and Leighton Buzzard. The decisions were based on several factors including location and commute length, community and quality of life, housing affordability, and school system.