Registered Nurse (Nights)

£36,950.57 -£39,796.22 FTE (+10% for hours worked at weekends)
Role type:
Full Time, Part Time, All Year Post
37hrs / week 52 weeks per year and 24 hrs / week 52 weeks per year
Contract type:
All year post
Closing Date:
Job Details:

At National Star, we realise the aspirations of young adults living with complex physical and learning disabilities. Right now, we’re looking for night nurses to join us.

Are you ready for a change in your career or healthcare environment? If so, your skills and knowledge would be invaluable for keeping our residents healthy and cared for during the night. Thanks to your passion for their wellbeing and undeniable drive to deliver high-quality care, they’re empowered to experience everything they enjoy without limits, thanks to having a safe, restful night's sleep.


Together, our teams make sure everyone gets the personalised healthcare they need, whether to manage pain or symptoms of their conditions. Many of the young people are medically complex with respiratory issues, epilepsy, neurological, diabetes and other associated requirements, so for you and us, it’s all about promoting independence. Your efforts will enable them to study, socialise, enjoy their passions, hobbies and day-to-day activities. If you’re a registered nurse and you need the flexibility of night-time working, then this could be the role you’ve been waiting for.

We have both full time (37 hours a week) and part time roles (24 hours per week) available. Our shifts are 12 hour waking nights shifts and will include some weekend shifts on alternate weekends.  

As a night nurse, you’ll be awake, alert and active throughout your shifts. During night hours, you’ll:


Work alongside care and support workers, taking responsibility for the healthcare of a number of residents
Advise and guide our teams on health-related matters
Be comfortable working alone as an autonomous clinician or as part of a small nurse team
Help young people manage their medication alongside their care and support workers if needed
Provide emergency nursing care as required, and make acute clinical decisions with compassion
Follow comprehensive health plans
Undertake medical procedures and protocols when needed
Keep records and health-related documentation up-to-date.


Would you describe yourself as confident, competent and suited to unsocial hours? If you’re able to work autonomously, can see yourself working in a residential setting and have a desire to make a positive impact, then you’re who we’re looking for. If you have recent and ongoing competency in respiratory care and management of tracheostomy/laryngectomy, that will benefit us. You don’t necessarily need experience working with people with disabilities as we are happy to teach you all you’ll need. What we can’t teach, however, is compassion, which is vital for fitting in with our team and way of working.


In return for your guidance and medical expertise, you’ll enjoy a minimum of 25 days paid holiday, plus eight statutory public holidays pro-rata. We support revalidation, and you’ll gain experience working for an outstanding provider with CQC. There’s also:


A welcome bonus of £250 (pro-rata) after completing probation
Fitness suite and swimming pool access plus staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (for Ullenwood staff, subject to COVID restrictions)
A health cashback scheme, providing money back off selected appointments and treatments
Life insurance cover/Group Life Assurance scheme
Contributory pension scheme
The opportunity to purchase an NUS Extra card for generous attraction, supermarket and retailer discounts.

Ullenwood staff also benefit from our free minibus service from Gloucester and Cheltenham, running Monday to Friday, from 6am until midnight, 


Join National Star as a night nurse, and your care will help create experiences without limits for the young people we support. Through the highs and the lows, any moments of pain and all the celebrations, your night-time care will enhance the events they love and the social calendar they choose. It’s their life. You’ll make sure they’re living it healthily.




How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.


Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.


We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to  or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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