Nursing recruitment drive underway as NHS trust gears up for winter

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A nursing recruitment drive is underway at a Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) hospital to help meet winter demand.

Staff are being recruited at MPFT’s Haywood Hospital near Burslem in Stoke-on-Trent. These will be made up of Band 5 Nurses and Band 2 Clinical Support Workers. Suitable applicants will be given job offers within 48 hours of their application being received.

Alison Bussey, Chief Nurse at MPFT said: “We are recruiting extra staff at the Haywood to ensure we can meet any pressures that could be caused by a combination of COVID, flu and all the other risks associated with cold weather.

Nurses Laura Clarke and Mini Joshy with Clinical Support Worker Mary Arnold talk about the Haywood Recruitment Drive

“We are looking for people who may have some additional hours to spare, want a change or who have recently retired, but feel they could come back to support the NHS through the winter. We’re willing to be very flexible about hours and types of contract – this has to fit in with their requirements as well as ours.

“Haywood offers a very supportive workplace environment and the new staff would be part of a great team.”

The Haywood provides a range of services, including specialist inpatient and out-patient rehabilitation services, multi-professional inpatient wards, a walk-in centre and a variety of therapies.

Alison added: “The main criteria that applicants need is to be committed to the Six Cs principles – Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment.”

Anyone who is interested can find the jobs advertised on

The reference for the Band 5 Registered Nurse post is              301-AS-20-99229

The reference for the Band 2 Clinical Support Worker post is   301-AF-20-101173

Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams.

Anyone wanting further information can contact the MPFT Recruitment Team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.