Job Opportunities for Mental Health Nurses

Now, more than ever, mental health nurses provide a crucial service within the NHS and private sector. That’s why we’ve formed a dedicated team to support registered mental health nurses (RMNs) with finding ad-hoc shifts, contract or permanent positions across the UK. Our experienced mental health nursing team have extensive knowledge of the healthcare market and therefore understand how important and demanding the role of an RMN is. Mental health nurses play a vital role in both hospital and community settings and as such, Athona has a number of vacancies available for A&E, crisis teams, psychiatric wards, CAMHS, community psychiatric nurses (CPN), outpatient units, GP surgeries, prisons and residential settings.

Responsibilities for RMNs include:

  • Supporting and assessing patients
  • Building patient relationships
  • Providing physical care to patients
  • Administering medication
  • Prepare patient records and produce individual care plans.

Responsibilities for community psychiatric nurses include:

  • Supporting and managing a caseload of patients
  • Providing support and treatment in the community
  • Care-coordinating (on occasion)
  • Essential you are a car driver (not always, but more often than not).

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Meet the Team

Charlie Naylor - Business Manager
01277 286024

Noureena Gopee - Contract
01277 286029

Dior Tinling-Cooke - Ad-hoc
01277 245919

Lauren Hunsdon - Permanent
01277 286022

Benefits for Mental Health Nurses

Ad-hoc, contract or permanent jobs

Locations to suit your requirements

Competitive rates of pay

£200 referral bonus

Career progression & leadership opportunities

Positions within the NHS & private sector

Take a look at Athona's latest mental health nursing jobs for ad-hoc, contract and permanent roles.
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Newly Qualified Teacher

At Athona Education we understand the importance in helping each newly qualified teacher (NQT) find the correct school for them. We know that the right type of teaching job, in the best location and with a supportive environment are just some of the aspects you consider when searching for your induction year job. That’s where Athona can help. With over 13 years’ experience in successfully placing NQTs into permanent positions across Essex, London and the Home counties - we’ll be there every step of the way.

Benefits of working with an education agency as an NQT

Working with an education recruitment agency as an NQT is first and foremost a free of charge service, where we will help to support you and alleviate any stress in the job search process. Our consultants work tirelessly to help find a school that fits your individual requirements and with the strong relationships they have built over the years, will speak to a number of schools on your behalf. Our team will also organise numerous job applications and provide guidance on arranging your compliance documents (for example, arranging an enhanced DBS).

How does Athona support a newly qualified teacher?

Whilst our main aim is to offer support to newly qualified teachers by streamlining the job search process, we also assist with many other elements. These include:
  • Interview preparation; including a comprehensive guide of top tips and advice
  • Trial day guidance
  • Lesson planning advice
  • CV writing advice; helping NQTs stand out to Head Teachers
  • Providing access to free safeguarding and behaviour management training
  • Organising and negotiating the best possible pay on your behalf
  • Assigning a dedicated recruitment consultant and compliance officer, who will provide you with a personable service.
Want to find out more about how Athona can support your journey to becoming a newly qualified teacher? Contact the team today on 01277 245 840 or by emailing
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Job Opportunities for Community Nurses

As the number of patients who are treated outside of the traditional hospital setting continues to rise, the number of community nurses (also known as district nurses) needed to support both the NHS and private sector has largely increased. At Athona, we’re continuing to support both the NHS and private sector and currently have a number of community nursing jobs available across London, Berkshire, Essex, Kent, Suffolk and Surrey. As qualified nurses, community nurses play a vital role in the by supporting patients in their homes, care homes, at local GP surgeries and within other healthcare facilities. There is also a large number of roles to fill as a CPN (community psychiatric nurse) where you will be working as a band 6 and above. The main aim of a community nurse is to provide dedicated care to patients in the right environment. Often helping meet the needs of disabled, elderly and vulnerable patients who are unable to visit a hospital or those who have recently been discharged from hospital. Community nurses will often find themselves working in varied environments, and no two days will ever be the same. As you will be working across a number of neighbourhoods, it is also vital that as a community nurse you are a car driver and have the ability to travel within the local area.

The role of a community nurse can also include:

  • Providing basic care and assessing patients on a regular basis
  • Administering medicine and injections
  • Inserting and caring for male and female catheterisation
  • Providing pressure ulcer care
  • Cleaning and dressing wounds
  • Taking blood and urine samples
  • Setting up intravenous drips
  • Care-coordinating (not always)
  • Continuing to monitor ongoing care for patients.

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Community Nurse Benefits

Flexible working

Locations to suit your requirements

Competitive rates of pay

Varied role

Career progression & leadership opportunities

Positions within the NHS & private sector

Take a look at Athona's latest community nursing jobs across London and the Home Counties and find your next role today.
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For a limited time only, we’re offering a choice of rewards every time you refer a registered mental health nurse (RMN) to Athona. With a bonus of £200 available, we’re offering three ways to receive your reward; credit towards your annual Athona appraisal, financial contribution towards your CPD or a voucher of your choice. Simply recommend […]

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  • September 9th, 2020
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