District Nurse Trainee District Nurse

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a District Nurses/ District Nurse Trainee to join the Community Nursing Team on the Island of Mull.

The beautiful Islands of Mull, Iona and Ulva sit amongst the Inner Hebrides, off the West Coast of Scotland lie the Isle of Mull and Isle of Iona. Together with Mull’s idyllic offshore islands, they provide an outstanding abundance of scenery, culture and wildlife to discover. A popular holiday destination, with good access to the mainland. This post will be based within the Community Nursing Service which covers the Islands of Mull, Iona and Ulva.

Community experience is essential for this post and candidates will either hold a Specialist Practice District Nurse qualification, be undertaking, or be willing to undertake the degree course leading to qualification as a District Nurse.

Trainees will commence at band 5 until qualified and must complete within 3 years.

Skilled in Community Nursing, with a passion for holistic care the Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing will play a vital role in the provision of day to day services.

You must be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate an ability to work with different professional groups. It is desirable that the successful applicant be able to demonstrate an interest in quality improvement work and change management.

They should also have a good awareness of national policies and a willingness to take an active lead in the implementation of these policies locally. Successful candidates will work alongside GPs, OTs, and Community Hospital and Care at Home services.

This is a challenging role in which the successful candidates will manage a caseload across a large geographical area.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.  

This post is 37 hours per week.

Weekend working and variable shift pattern is required on a flexible rotational basis.

Interim accommodation and relocation package is available for the right candidate

A full driving licence.

All applicants to be NMC registered.

Applicants for the trainee post will be placed on Annex 21 until completion of training.

As per Annex 21 trainee salary is allocated as below;


Year 1: 70% of the pay band maximum;

Year 2: 75% of the pay band maximum

Year 3: 65% of the pay band maximum

(uplifted to Scottish Living Wage per annum

For informal enquiries please contact Morven McPhillips, Lead Nurse

email: morven.mcphillips@nhs.scot

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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.






Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork






NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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