Why be a Liverpool Nurse?

There are so many reasons why becoming a Liverpool Nurse is the best option for you. You will have access to a suite of ground-breaking development programmes, designed with you in mind, that will help you achieve your dreams excel in your career.

You will provide exceptional patient care in innovative hospitals, learning from those who demonstrate excellence in their field, all while living and working in a city like no other.

Our commitment to work-home life balance also means you can take control of your working style and find an approach that works for you.

This is life as a Liverpool Nurse.

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Specially designed programmes

Whether you’re looking to get your foot in the door or in the mood to try something new, our Kick Start, Fast Track and Rotational programmes have been designed to benefit nurses as much as possible.

A city like no other

Liverpool is a thriving city that you will love to live, work and play in.

Relocate to Liverpool and you will benefit from our Kick Start, Fast Track and Rotational programmes, as well as three months on-site accommodation at competitive rates. Our team is also on hand to help you navigate your new city and your chosen site.

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Your work-home life balance

We know that striking the right balance between work and home life is so important, and that everyone has different ways of doing this, which is why we have a number of initiatives to support you.

  • Part time work – We are more than happy to accommodate part time working and you will have the same terms and conditions, as well as employment rights (pro rata), as full-time staff
  • Retire and Return Option – retirement isn’t for everyone – if you’d like to come back to work, we will support you with this
  • Flexi-time – Your flexible working requests can be discussed on an individual basis
  • Annualised hours – You may wish to work seasonally or during term time to support their work life balance – we can support with this
  • Job share – Another option for part time workers, where two nurses share the work and pay of a single full-time job

Career coaching

Liverpool Nurses are encouraged to grasp every opportunity and continually develop their skills. Clear development pathways are in place so you always know what the next step up looks like, and a senior nurse will support you for your first 12 months to help make your aspirations a reality.

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Health and wellbeing

Wellbeing is essential to living a healthy, happy life. We know this more than anyone, and we have specific measures in place to ensure that you are supported to make healthy lifestyle choices. This is an approach that goes far beyond employee wellbeing. As a city that experiences health inequalities, we know that much more needs to be done to tackle issues as a result of obesity, alcohol, smoking and poor mental health. As a Liverpool Nurse, you will be involved in this work and will help shape our approach to stamp out these inequalities and create a society where everyone feels empowered to live a healthy lifestyle.

The hospitals

There are a number of hospitals and trusts across Central Liverpool, South Liverpool and North Liverpool, including:

  • Aintree University Hospital
  • Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • Broadgreen Hospital
  • Liverpool University Dental Hospital

These hospitals provide world-class care across a diverse range of specialisms including major trauma, cancer care, life-threatening illnesses and much more. These hospitals are complex organisations and are among some of the largest employers in the North West of England. The hospitals also stimulate the local economy by buying and delivering services through out-sourcing agreements.

There will also be two new hospitals opening in Liverpool soon. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre will provide specialist chemotherapy, radiotherapy, inpatient and outpatient care, cancer support and rehabilitation, bone marrow transplant and urgent cancer care when it opens in 2020.

Beside this will be the new Royal, which will be one of the world’s most advanced hospitals when it is completed in 2021. The new Royal will be a centre for specialist, complex and emergency care and every one of the 646 inpatients will have their own private room with ensuite facilities. There will be 18 state-of-the-art theatres and 23 wards, including a large clinical research facility. You can learn more about the new Royal here.

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Aintree University Hospital

Lower Lane
L9 7AL

0151 525 5980

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Prescot St
L7 8XP

0151 706 2000