Registered Nurse – Rotation Programme (Band 5) - Golden Hello of £1,000

Location: The Children's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £30,786 - £37,841 per annum (dependent on experience and inclusive of Inner London Weighting).

Closing Date: 06 February 2022

Registered Nurse – Rotation Programme (Band 5) - Golden Hello of £1,000

Are you looking for a new opportunity or starting your nursing career? 

The Children’s Trust is offering newly qualified and registered nurses a chance to join our two year rotation programme, where you will have the chance to work in each of our specialist houses.

Our range of unique services include, neuro-rehabilitation following an acquired brain or spinal injury, step down services for children with complex health needs from hospital to home, short breaks, camps, and clubs for children with complex health needs, residential placements for children with complex neurodisability and clinical support for children and their families across the UK.

Our ambition is for all children with brain injury and neurodisability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible.  We are focused on delivering the optimum level of rehabilitation, care and therapy built upon high quality and compassionate values, achieved through the dedication and skills of all our staff.  Supporting development to empower our children and young people to achieve their full potential through their individual 24 hour curriculum and therapy programs.

During the programme you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and be part of a Multidisciplinary Team providing a high quality of service supporting children and young people who have severe brain injuries requiring complex neuro-disability management including;

  • Long-term invasive and non-invasive ventilation.
  • Tracheostomy management (including weaning to de-cannulation).
  • Severe/complex epilepsy.
  • Disorders of consciousness.
  • Enteral feeding (e.g. gastronomy, jejunostomy).
  • Prolonged ITU stay for non-neurological conditions.
  • Behavioural management.
  • Intensive rehabilitation following a newly acquired brain injury.
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.
  • Facilitating development through individual 24 hour curriculum and therapy programs.


You will be mentored and supported through the rotation programme with ample opportunities for training and development.  Newly qualified nurses will also be enrolled in our preceptorship programme which is designed to support your transition from student to registered nurse as a steppingstone to your career.

On completion of the programme you will have the option to choose which of the specialist areas you would like to work in on a permanent basis.

The following are statements from some previous participants:

'Starting my first job as a newly qualified nurse was quite a daunting prospect but everyone in the team on my house made me feel so welcome and continue to be a huge support throughout my first rotation.  I’ve really enjoyed working with children who have such varied needs and feel like I am developing diverse skills as a result of this.  I also appreciate having extra training availabilities and monthly preceptorship days. Having a peer group of other newly qualified nurses means that there are others who understand my position and the transition between uni and work'

'The trust has been extremely welcoming and supportive of new starters. I was made to feel comfortable right from the start within an insightful and comprehensive induction week.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my first placement at Oak house and have progressed in both a professional and interpersonal sense.  Thanks to the staff on Oak house and the preceptorship programme my confidence has immensely increased; the trust appears to embrace a culture that is keen to push for staff development, expanding my skill set with the frequent educational sessions on offer'

For more information about us please visit to learn about the children we are privileged to work with or take a behind the scenes tour with us at “Behind the Scenes Tour at The Children’s Trust”

If you would like to discuss the role please contact, Alex Bull, Head of Clinical Education,  or Claire Shiels, Head of Nursing, Care and Quality, on 01737 36 8630, email

Further information can also be obtained by  emailing the Recruitment & Compliance Team, 

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a range of benefits and development, including free on-site parking; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme.

We offer a ‘Golden Hello’ of £1,000 for newly appointed employees, paid in three payments over twelve months, provided the eligibility criteria is met, further details available on request.

Please note that our early shift commences at 7am and you will need to be available to fulfil this shift in order to be successfully shortlisted.  Please also note public transport is limited for certain shifts and this will need to be considered when applying.

Closing Date: Sunday,

Interview Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Strictly no agencies please.

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy, and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service. 

Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton, and Epsom.

The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people.  All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly. 

The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).

At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people, and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see:

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form must be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered.  As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process. 

For a candidate briefing pack including job description and person specification please email   

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