Qualified, newly qualified and third year adult student nurses from across West Yorkshire who are ready for the next step in their career are invited to meet Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Community Nursing Team at their next recruitment event on Wednesday 18 January.

As seen on the BBC’s ‘Bradford on Duty’ last year, the Community Nursing Team handles a huge variety of challenges every day, providing award-winning care for the district’s diverse communities across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

They are now recruiting more community nurses and are inviting those interested in finding out more to the event at Bingley Canalside, BD16 4RP from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. It is a chance for those interested in becoming a community nurse to hear directly from potential future colleagues about what makes community nursing across the Bradford district so rewarding.

Community nurse greets service user at her door

Hannah Poulter has been a staff nurse at the Care Trust for two years and can’t talk highly enough of the experience she has had: “What I love about being a community nurse in Bradford is the variety of things we see every day. I love meeting people, helping them and seeing a change to their life.

“Our team leader is super supportive. The team all work together, care for one another and without doubt provide excellent patient care. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Staff who work at BDCFT benefit from a wide variety of development and wellbeing schemes, including childcare, relocation expenses, flexible working and a leadership programme. The Trust has also been identified as one of 11 exemplar trusts in the UK for going above and beyond for wellbeing at work and staff wellbeing.

Mark Lyles, Service Manager for Adult Physical Health at the Care Trust will be attending the event. He said: “Bradford is a district unlike anywhere else. The city is the youngest in the UK and is known for being dynamic, energetic and enterprising. In contrast, the rural villages across Craven and Wharfedale, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, mean you’re never far from beautiful countryside.

“No two days are the same in this role, and we’re really proud to provide everyone, no matter what their background, with the best quality care, where and when they need it.

“To any nurse looking for a new start, in a varied and hugely rewarding role, now is the time to join our team. We’d love to meet you!”

Light refreshments will be provided on the day, with attendees offered the chance to meet staff from across the service, from nurses to senior managers, and to get answers to any questions they may have about Bradford or the role.

Anyone interested in joining the team are invited to drop-in at the event on Wednesday 18 January and say hello from 4.30pm. Those who are keen to apply for a post in the team can also download and submit an application form ahead of the event and if successful will be interviewed on the day.