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Recruitment Open Day

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust will be hosting a recruitment event on the 3rd February at DW Stadium Wigan from 10am to 8pm. The venue is the West Stand, third floor. Free Parking is available around the perimeter of the Stadium.

We have opportunities for clinical staff across acute and community services including registered practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals.

On the day, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about working at WWL and meet with staff from different departments. Interviews will be held for qualified clinical positions, and our Staff Bank Provider NHSP will be present to offer support to those who want to sign up to the bank, for both qualified and unqualified positions in the Trust.

Employability events will also be running throughout the day including tips for completing an application form and preparing for interviews.

If you're interested in joining our #WWLFamily click the link below to let us know you'll be attending.

If you are interested in applying for a qualified position, and attending for interview at the Open Day please download and complete a copy of the application form and bring it with you on the day.

Application form

Recruitment Incentives

As part of our commitment to recruiting and retaining qualified nurses, we are offering the following incentives, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria outlined below;

Scheme One: Golden handshake – for experienced Band 5 nurses
A Joining offer of £2,000 on appointment, £2,000 in year 2 and £1,000 in year 3.

Conditions and eligibility criteria:

  • A limited offer for to up to 60 experienced nurses (first come first served basis) 
  • Must have at least 2 years post registration experience, with supporting portfolio of CPD 
  • Non-pensionable 
  • Non-consolidated 
  • A pro rata recovery mechanism would be put in place should these employees leave within the three year period.

Scheme Two: Fast-track band 5-6 development programme
A run through programme from Band 5 to Band 6 structured as follows; 

  • Year 1 is foundation (‘preceptorship plus’)
  • Year 2 core skills (leadership, medicine, surgery or community)
  • Year 3 specialism (leadership or sub specialty e.g. respiratory)

Conditions and eligibility criteria: 

  • Up to 30 programmes available (first come first served basis) 
  • Must have at least 6 months post registration experience 
  • Progression to band 6 is subject to meeting the training and competencies of the training programme

Important Note: Candidates are able to access one scheme only

Information on roles available

If you're considering choosing WWL as the next step in your career we have job descriptions and person specifications for some of the roles we'll be recruiting to on the day.

Band 5 Staff Nurse - Job Description and Person Specification

Band 5 Children's Staff Nurse - Job Description and Person Specification

Band 5 Theatre Practitioner - Job Description and Person Specification

Band 6 UTC/WIC Practitioner - Job Description and Person Specification

Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Job Description and Person Specification

Band 7 Specialist Physiotherapist - Job Description and Person Specification

Band 8a Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Community - Job Description and Person Specification


What WWL can offer you

More information about our Trust

The Trust is structured around 5 divisions: Medicine, Surgery, Specialist Services, Estates & Facilities and Corporate Services.

Broadly jobs in the Trust can be divided into clinical and non-clinical roles. Clinical roles including Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Healthcare science, Midwifery as well as a range of Allied Health Professional roles such as Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Counselling and Dieticians.
Non clinical roles include Human Resources, IT, Finance, Building Services amongst many others.

The Division of Medicine is a large multi-functional division comprising of four directorates based over three sites. It is a division that works collaboratively with all professions of staff in order to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

Specialist Services
The Specialist Services Division is a large division comprising of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Radiology, Pharmacy, Pathology, Healthcare Operations, Outpatients, Oncology, Dermatology and Medical Illustration.

The Division of Surgery includes Endoscopy, Urology, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, General Surgery, Maxillio Facial Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Anaesthetics, Maternity and Midwifery, Children's Services, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Elective Surgery.


Further details

If you have any questions please call us on 01942 244000 and ask to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team.