Preceptorship - Mental Health Nurse / Learning Disability Nurse (RMN / RNLD)

Posted 29 Jun 2020

Cygnet Health Care

HA3 8AE (Nursing)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:NursingRecruiter Reference:10176
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£24,400 pa (+ £4,000 location allowance) + enhancements

We are looking for a newly qualified Registered Mental Health / Learning Disability Nurse (RMN / RNLD) to complete their Preceptorship programme, at our female high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service in Middlesex. 

You will be working 38.5 hours per week on days and nights at Cygnet Kenton.

Cygnet Lodge Kenton, in North-West London, provides a care pathway for service users who are preparing to step down to community living. Our service provides a high level of support and uses a recovery focused model.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.

Your programme includes...

• Support from Cygnet’s Preceptorship Development Manager
• Minimum two shifts per week working with your nominated preceptor
• Preceptee supernumery 1st week on ward
• Monthly CPD Days off the ward (specialist and general)
• Clinical supervision, minimum 1 session per month
• Managerial supervision, minimum 1 session per month
• Preceptee Group Meetings on site and across the Cygnet group
• Certificate and letter of completion
• Excellent training opportunities

An action plan will then be created by you and your preceptor for the following six months to enhance identified strengths and address areas of development, taking you to your first annual appraisal.


A RMN/RNLD with a current Pin Number or awaiting to qualify, you’ll have…

•Open, compassionate, honest & resilient
•Capable to maintain documentation and undertake audits
•Well informed of the Mental Health Act 1983 & have an understanding of latest nursing practices
•Able to deputise in a clinical lead role
•Focused on patient recovery to monitor, manage & reduce risk
•Helping to empower & support service user independence.

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…


•  £12.22 per hour (£24,400 pa) plus enhancements
•  + £4,000 Location Allowance

Enhancement rates;

  • 10% of basic Salary for Night shifts 
  • 20% of basic salary for weekend shifts
  • 30% of basic rate for nights on the weekend
  • 66% of basic rate for bank holidays


  • NHS and employee discount scheme
  • 50% of NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
  • Generous study and exam leave
  • Teaching and CPD Programmes
  • Financial support for further training and personal development
  • Free meals on duty and free parking
  • RCNi membership
  • Monthly reflective practice, support with revalidation & CPD opportunities
  • Expert clinical supervision & peer support
  • Employee discount savings & “Cycle to work” scheme
  • Bespoke career pathways
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Plus many more

Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years

Location Information:

Cygnet Lodge Kenton provides treatment for women experiencing complex mental illness, personality disorder or mild eating disorders. The service helps them to re-establish and develop the skills they need to progress. We are able to support up to 15 women who may have a range of mental health difficulties.

Some service users may have been referred to us from personality disorder services, low secure services, or from acute wards. The purpose of Cygnet Lodge Kenton is to bridge the gap between a hospital stay and the community.

We also host a yearly Staff Award ceremony held at Harrow school (black tie event).

What next?

If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

To apply please click 'Apply Now' below. 

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