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About the Hospital

The Trust gained the Foundation Trust status on 1st February 2008. In January 2017, the Trust took over Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and modified its name to Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH). Today, the Trust is one of England's most significant specialist mental health providers. It provides services, including both inpatient and community-based mental health care across: 

  • Bolton

  • the city of Manchester

  • Salford

  • Trafford and 

  • Wigan

In addition, the Trust provides a vast array of mental health and addiction services throughout Greater Manchester, the northwestern region of England, and beyond. The primary services of GMMH are:

  • Adult Community Mental Health

  • Older Adult Community Mental Health

  • IAPT High Intensity/ Psychological Therapies Service

  • Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service

  • Early Intervention Service

  • Specialist Learning Disability Service

  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)

  • Eating Disorder Service

  • Specialist Psychotherapy Service

  • Memory Assessment Service

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated Good for Caring, Effective, Responsive, Well-led and Overall by the Care Quality Commission, UK.

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Why should you choose this trust?

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust has a workforce consisting of over 6,400 individuals who provide services from around 109 locations. The Trust offers generous benefits and competitive salary packages for its staff. A few of the significant advantages provided by the Trust are:


Competitive Salary Package: Registered Nurses will typically start with the position of Band 5 under the National Health Service, which enables them to gain a starting salary of £25,655 per annum, according to the NHS Agenda for Change (AFC) pay system.


NHS Pensions Scheme: The NHS Pension Scheme is one of the most inclusive and generous in the United Kingdom. It is a vital component of the whole employee compensation package.


Flexible Working and Annual Leave: Annual holiday entitlement is up to 27 days a year, plus eight general and public holidays. 

The Trust has a standard working period of 37.5 hours per week. Pay enhancements are available for out-of-hours, shift and overtime working. The Trust has a policy that encourages and supports employees to balance their work and life commitments wherever possible. In order to achieve the same, the management has implemented schemes, including:

  • Part-time

  • Term-time working

  • Job-sharing

  • Flexitime

  • Compressed hours

  • Annualised hours

  • Mobile working


Staff Networks: There are several staff networks available at the Trust, predominantly BAME Network, Disability Network and LGBT+ Network. BAME is exclusively for Black Asian Minority Ethnic; however, it applies to everyone who self-identifies their ethnicity as other than White British.​​​​​​​​ BAME network is actively collaborating with the Corporate Equality and Diversity Committee in order to bring positive changes to the system. 


NHS Discounts and Staff Benefits: A wide range of discounts available for staff enables saving on shopping, leisure and entertainment activities. Salary sacrifice programmes, such as the Care Lease and Cycle to Work programmes, are a simple and inexpensive way to finance travel to work.

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LIFE IN The City

Greater Manchester is known for originality and invention. It is a place that has always been confident, creative and full of character. 

Greater Manchester is the heart industrial revolution, also where the cooperative movement began, where the computer was created and was the home of the suffragettes. 

In the current era, Greater Manchester is considered as one of the perfect places to live and work in the UK. 


Here’s a brief taste of what you can expect:


Personality: You will definitely feel the character of the place, though it is invisible. Greater Manchester is known for its charm, energy and warmth. It’s no coincidence that Manchester has been voted one of the ten friendliest cities in the world by Rough Guides readers.


Property: House prices are significantly lower than other prominent cities of England. Moreover, the property market is booming in Manchester and Greater Manchester. It is a place where you can live with all the attractions of shopping, eating, nightlife, etc., on your doorstep.


Transport links: Wherever you are in Greater Manchester, you’re not too far away from a cycle lane, bus or tram stop, train station, motorway or airport. The coast and the countryside are around an hour away by car. 

London is a two-hour train ride away, and you could even fly to Barcelona in 2.5 hours.


Eating and drinking: Manchester is the melting pot of world cuisines that suit the budget. The city has the biggest Chinatown in the UK outside of London and Rusholme. You can see a diverse mix of dining options in the city centre. 

Shopping: Greater Manchester is the right spot for shopping lovers. Market Street is a fabulous destination for any shopping trip and the place where you can access the famous Arndale Centre. Nearby Exchange Square is home to Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, while you’ll find designer boutiques at Spinningfields and plenty of quirky independents in the Northern Quarter. And only a short bus ride or drive away is the Trafford Centre, the second largest shopping centre in the UK.

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Relocation & Salary Package

  • Support towards the cost of flight to the UK up to a maximum of £600

  • Cost of Visa/Immigration Skills Charge

  • Cost of IEL TS/OET test

  • Cost of NMC CBT

  • Cost of NMC Application Fee

  • 4-6 weeks OSCE preparation course (at Crewe, Cheshire)

  • Accommodation at Crewe for the duration of the OSCE preparation course

  • Travel from Airport to OSCE preparation course (at Crewe)

  • OSCE Test

  • Travel to/from OSCE Test Centre

  • Accommodation at OSCE Test site (if required)

  • Welcome pack at OSCE preparation site

Salary Range

  • Band 4 £25,147 - £27,596 per annum

  • Band 5 £28,407 - £30,369 per annum

  • Point of the scale to be confirmed 

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