Working for us

Working for Thornbury Nursing

We are seeking agency workers who possess the following qualities:

Ability to handle last-minute shifts with as little as one hour’s notice

Strong clinical skills

Dedication to delivering high-quality care

Caring and compassionate nature, treating patients, carers, and relatives with respect and dignity

Foster an environment of openness and honesty, effectively communicating with Thornbury staff, clients, and patients

Exhibit integrity and work within their individual competencies

Easily integrate into new teams and contribute value during each shift

Flexibility and willingness to travel long distances to support clients

Reliability and punctuality, committing to accepted bookings

Willing to travel and work with multiple clients when work is available

Are adaptable if requested to support different wards or departments when on shift
(within reason, such as moving to an area you are skilled/comfortable to work in).

All our agency workers must work independently without direct supervision from the client in the designated area. Our thorough referencing system ensures that our workers possess the necessary skills to work in their assigned clinical areas. This guarantees our clients that our agency workers are competent team members from the moment they step into a unit.

Applicants for Thornbury Nursing Services must have the legal right to work in the UK and hold current, unrestricted NMC/HCPC registration. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 requires an Enhanced Disclosure check to be conducted by the Disclosure and Barring Service to identify any previous criminal cautions or convictions.

Local shift availability

We often receive questions from prospective applicants wanting to know if we have regular shifts available in their local area.

Whilst many agencies recruit locally to fulfil contractual agreements with local trusts, Thornbury Nursing is different.

We work with hospitals in times of need, when no other agency can support them. We do this by mobilising nurses from across the country, often at very short notice. We have a team of nurses available and ready to be deployed whenever they’re needed, often travelling miles and miles to support clients in some of the most remote parts of the country.

Working for Thornbury is about embracing variety. One day you could be working 5 miles from your home, the next day it could be 50 miles, so it’s important that you’re flexible. Explore the country, work in places you never thought you would, and meet new colleagues who will teach you things you never knew. In return, you’ll be paid the best rates around.

If you’re willing to take the next step in your agency nursing career, jump on board with Thornbury Nursing. We’d love to welcome you to our team and we’re certain you won’t regret it!

What our recruitment process involves

To ensure that you possess the necessary skills to seamlessly integrate into unfamiliar teams, our recruitment process involves the following steps:

  • Initial screening review
  • Reference checks based on individual experience, including a competency checklist from a senior referee
  • Digital face-to-face or recorded interview, conducted or assessed by a registered nurse
  • Verification of identity documents, including proof of “Right to Work” as per current Home Office guidelines and NHS Employers’ Standards
  • Completion of an Enhanced DBS check or evidence of a certificate on the DBS Update Service (all names must be verified and the original certificate seen)
  • Occupational health assessment and proof of immunisation as per current “Green Book” guidelines, including any applicable EPP requirements for the deployment area
  • Up-to-date evidence of practical competency training for Basic Life Support and Manual Handling
  • Submission of educational certificates for advanced and specialist roles

We have high expectations of our workers, but we will support you throughout your time with us. Take a look at our benefits package here.