Employer Led Return to Practice Student (22.5-37.5 hours/week)

Please note this advert is only open to:

a) Nurses who have a lapsed UK registration with the NMC. You are not eligible to apply if you have a current NMC registration.


b) Applicants who have applied to and have been offered a place on the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Return to Practice (RtP) nursing programme.

Successful application to this Employer led RtP post is conditional of a concurrent successful application to the MMU Return to Practice Programme.

Please access the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) website for information regarding the Return to Practice nursing programme and how to apply.

Greater Manchester is offering you an exciting opportunity to re-join the profession by completing the Return to Practice (RtP) Programme (accredited by the NMC).

The Employer Led Return to Practice model enables you to Earn Whilst You Learn with all course fees paid. Whilst completing the RtP practice element of the programme you will be paid at Band 3 as an employee of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Full time hours (37.5 hours/ week) are available, with a minimum of 22.5 hours per week to enable you to meet your practice learning outcomes. The programme acknowledges the wealth of experience you will bring back to the profession and aims to re-build your confidence in nursing theory and practice by reawakening your previous knowledge and skills.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust offers a range of practice placements. You will have up to 450 hours to successfully complete your practice assessment. During this time you will be supported, supervised and assessed whilst being supernumerary and thus able to concentrate on your learning needs.

Upon completion of the practical assessment you will continue to work for the Trust in a Band 3 nursing assistant role until you have completed all elements of the RtP programme

If you would like to know more about the programme before applying, please contact: Karen Sutcliffe, Matron Pre-registration Professional Education & Development, [email protected] , 0161 276 4075

Angela Cotton, Programme Lead, MMU, [email protected] 0161 247 5506

Closing date: 1st November 2020 12 midnight

Date for interviews: 9th November 2020

Please make clear in your supporting information:

  • That you have been accepted onto the MMU RtP programme
  • Why you want to return to nursing?
  • Details regarding your registration and reason for lapse with the NMC
  • If you have ever been subject to a Fitness to Practice hearing at the NMC/UKCC or had your NMC registration removed, suspended or had conditions imposed? If yes, please provide full details separately including a copy of all NMC conditions/decisions
  • When did you last practice using your professional nursing qualifications?
  • Approximately how many hours of nursing practice have you done in the past 3 years?
  • Approximately how many months of nursing practice have you done in the past 5 years?
  • When did you last practice in the specialty or department you would like to work in if you have a preference?
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, do you have evidence of meeting the standard University English language requirements (e.g. IELTS at 7.0)
  • Please note this position requires a Disclosure Barring Service check (DBS) formerly CRB

Please note this post is in partnership with MMU and any information/ data regarding your application will be shared across both organisations. You must be available for 2 weeks from the 1st February 2021 to attend MMU for the academic part of the programme

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKaren SutcliffeJob titleMatron Pre-registration Professional Education & DevelopmentEmail [email protected] number0161 276 4075Additional contact information

Angela Cotton, Programme Lead, MMU, [email protected] 0161 247 5506