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Our current vacancies 

We serve 1.1 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth and employ more than 2,000 staff.

Our very wide range of job roles and opportunities combined with our reputation for excellence in mental health services make us an attractive place to work. We are always searching for staff who embody our values and are innovative, adaptable and committed to providing our patients with superior, evidence-based care. 

With more than 100 clinical teams across the Trust, you will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated and dedicated professionals, including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists and psychologists; so your work will have a real impact.

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You can view our current vacancies here.

Alternatively you can visit the NHS jobs website.

 Work experience

Work experience and apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is simply formal on-the-job learning. This means that you get essential hands-on work experience while also earning a real salary – and to top it all off you get to take home a qualification as well.

Apprenticeships are a great way to:

  • Start a career – most people who complete an apprenticeship will gain permanent employment in the Trust
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Get a qualification
  • Earn money while you learn


The question to ask yourself is: what do I want to do for a career?

This video explains more about apprenticeships in the NHS: 

https://youtu.be/co7-ARiMNK0

Why you should choose our Trust

We are passionate about learning, development and progression opportunities for all our staff. Our managers are dedicated to supporting you with your work-based learning journey.

There is a full range of apprenticeship standards that are linked to healthcare: https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/standards/.

We currently offer apprenticeships to our staff in several different areas, including:

Who can apply

Apprenticeships are for everyone – from Level 2 (GCSE level) to Level 7 (post-graduate or masters level). Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers and are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience, develop skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.

Apprenticeships also offer career development opportunities for current staff. How to apply Please email all enquiries to apprentice@swlstg.nhs.uk.

Public sector target for apprenticeships

Every year all public sector bodies with 250 or more staff are required to publish the number of apprenticeships starts as a percentage of its workforce headcount, to monitor progress against a government target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts annually over the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021.

  pdf (116 KB) View the latest report from our Trust (PDF)

If you want more information on these targets or wish to discuss apprenticeships in more detail please contact apprentice@swlstg.nhs.uk.

Work experience

Getting some experience is one of the most important things you can do to help find a career in Health care sector. Work experience takes place in the workplace and allows people to experience what it is like to undertake a job supervised by staff who already work in the environment

South West London and St George`s(SWLSTG) Work experience programme is a fantastic way to gain insight into a particular career. It can also be a valuable way of getting some confidence and experience of working in a team and caring for people. Whether it is a short or long-term placement, full or part time, or on a structured or informal basis, SWLSTG work experience can help you choose the right career.

Why Work in the NHS- Please watch the below video

https://youtu.be/gCFhxM3szpM

In SWLSTG we have range of roles in which any person interested in the programme would fit themselves into this include clinical and non-clinical role. Please see video

https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/careers/videos/job-titles

Finding an Opportunity

If you`re looking for a work experience placement

  • If you are student, find out whether your school , college or universities has a list of suitable employers and if SWLSTG is part of the list of employers.
  • Email us :workexperience@swlstg.nhs.uk

Apply using the below link: https://apps.xswlstg-tr.nhs.uk/eWorkflow/5f22133824c0d1d38c2c0ad5

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Nursing at the Trust - #NursesGrow

We have many opportunities for nurses at our Trust, both in our inpatient wards and in our community teams.

We want to help you grow your nursing career.

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As a nurse at this Trust you will be given the opportunity to grow your nursing career around a development pathway that is unique to you which includes training, clinical practice and personal development.

These are core to helping you to manage the challenges as well as positive situations that will arise in your nursing career.

See an example of what a pdf three year development pathway (582 KB) with us could look like.

Our Nursing Framework

Our nursing vision is linked to our Nursing Framework and has been developed following:

  • Consultation at nursing development days and to the whole of the nursing workforce through the Nursing Bulletin
  • Review of National Nursing Strategies and Framework: Compassion in Practice and Leading Change and Adding Value
  • The Workforce and Organisational Development Strategy provides the Trust overarching approach and the framework tailor’s this for nursing
  • It will be delivered by us

pdf Download our Nursing Framework (2.00 MB)

Nursing Bulletin

We have decided to make our Nursing bulletin available on our website so that people can see all the amazing work our Nurses do. Some of the links on this bulletin will not work as they are for internal use only. We hope you enjoy reading about what we have been getting up to.

  pdf October 2018 - January 2019 (1.58 MB)

 

See our nursing vacancies here.

Tolworth redevelopment

Tolworth Hospital Redevelopment

As part of the Trust’s Integrated Programme we have also received approval - as part of the Full Business Case and subject to certain conditions - to develop new health facilities at the Tolworth hospital site.

Tolworth Hospital will become another modern centre of excellence delivering expert mental health care.

Background

Our facilities at Tolworth Hospital simply do not meet today's need. Existing buildings are mainly old, unsuitable and expensive to run which means we have less to spend on frontline services and jobs. Through our programme we intend to invest in better mental health services to create modern mental health inpatient services at Tolworth Hospital.

Investing in Tolworth Hospital

We want to ensure our patients receive the best possible care in the best facilities. Our new buildings at Tolworth Hospital will meet the latest standards for mental health care as suggested by the Care Quality Commission (the NHS regulator), providing excellent facilities for our patients and a good working environment for our staff.

The new hospital will require millions of pounds of investment but overall there will be a significant reduction in running costs and excellent clinical benefits for our patients. Our aim is for our new hospitals at Springfield and Tolworth to lead the way and become centres of excellent for mental health service provision.

What’s happening at Tolworth?

Following careful consultation with service users, carers and staff, we are planning to redevelop Tolworth Hospital alongside Springfield University Hospital as our two largest sites.  

After the new healthcare buildings are completed at Springfield, Tolworth will form the second phase of our programme and will be subject to further approvalprocesses before we are able to start work. Timings for developments at Tolworth are also dependent on the sales of our surplus estates, but are currently scheduled to commence in early 2023, concluding in early 2025.

Benefits

  • Updating the current, outdated buildings
  • Improving ward layouts, creating a good environment for patients and staff
  • Effective use of NHS resources in the long-term future
  • Providing care and accommodation of the very best standard
  • Reducing running costs so more can be spent on frontline services and jobs
 

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