Newly Qualified Nurse

Bennett Court, Pontefract

Newly Qualified Nurse

Care Home: Bennett Court 
Location: Ash Grove, South Elmsall, WF9 2TF
Full time and part time hours available – flexible across day and night shifts
Salary: Up £18.20 per hour + £3000 welcome bonus*

The home manger Helen has worked for Exemplar for 16 years, she started as a nurse in 2005 and has been internally promoted throughout her career, in 2015 she was promoted to home manager, achieving her first Good with CQC in 2017. Since 2018 she has worked as a Peripatetic Home Manager assisting homes within the company to achieve the high standards expected of an Exemplar home. She was promoted to  Commissioning Home Director in 2021 and is looking forward to bringing all of her knowledge and skills to Bennett Court to make the home a success and to achieve and maintain the high quality care of the service users we have living within our service.

This role is being advertised for a new specialist centre which means you have the fantastic opportunity to help create the most outstanding home and team environment.

The home, located in the South Elmsall area of Pontefract, will have 30 large bedrooms - each with an en suite wet room - spread over three floors and surrounded by large landscaped gardens. It will care for 30 adults living with a range of complex needs including people living with a brain injury, neuro-disability, spinal injury, physical disability and mental health condition. With excellent career development and the unique opportunity to be part of a team where you can make the difference and every day better.

Due to our uniquely high staffing levels there will always be another nurse on site as well as a clinical lead, so you can be assured the absolute best level of support as you embark on your nursing journey.

What we need from you:

  • You will be highly motivated and passionate about delivering high quality, compassionate care to our service users in line with our company values.
  • To qualify within the next 12 weeks, or be newly qualified
  • Willingness to get involved in all of our Exemplar fun days & activities - from thrilling days out to Alton Towers to sunflower growing completions.

Exemplar Health Care have a strong commitment to provide support for newly qualified nurses. This is via a purpose built, structured and comprehensive preceptorship programme. This programme will be completed over a 12 week period where you will be a fully supernumerary nurse. This allows you to fully immerse yourself into learning all aspects of your new role, whilst having a nurse mentor to work alongside.

As a Nurse at Exemplar Health Care, there are many opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge, and progress in your career.  Having that stable career to excel in upon qualifying is one less thing to worry about as you start your new role as a nurse of any discipline.

You will have free access to the RCNi Learning Platform to support your Continuing Professional Development, receive specialist skills development from our in-house Clinical Team and have the opportunity to attend our CPD accredited in-house leadership and management development programmes.

At Exemplar we always aim to develop, reward and support our colleagues so that they feel valued, engaged in their work and able to fulfill their aspirations. We aim to create an environment where people share ideas, learn from each other and grow professionally.

Rewarding our colleagues:

  • £3000* Welcome Bonus
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • ‘Shop till you drop’ – not only can you be part of a service user’s day out to some fabulous stores, but we also reward our colleagues with lifestyle & retails discounts via My FIRST rewards
  • Paid DBS (with support to put on the update service)
  • Paid NMC annual fee.

Exemplar Health Care’s FIRST values:

Our values underpin everything that we do, and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our residents and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care. 

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve, providing a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.
Our Equality , Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging vision statement is to ‘make every day better by creating a fair and inclusive culture where we live our values and celebrate our differences, to provide the best care for our community’.

For further details on the role please call our Nurse Talent Specialist Jane on 07497 188234 for an informal chat.  


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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

And for new Nurses joining our team:

Paid NMC membership

Paid NMC membership – we’ll reimburse nurses for the cost of renewing your Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration (NMC PIN) once you’ve been employed by the company for 12 months. Here’s a form to claim back your NCM PIN cost.

Free RCNi membership

Free RCNi membership – all Registered Nurses have access to the RCNi Learning Platform, which has over 200 RCN-accredited learning modules to help you to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for revalidation.

£1500 welcome bonus

£1,500 welcome bonus – new nurses will receive £500 when you complete your 3 month induction and training period, and a further £1000 after 6 months

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.