Join our team

Every nurse wants to join a friendly and supportive department where the need of the patient is always put first. Never was this more evident than the time when staff on the Urology and Vascular Ward at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital transformed their area of work into a wedding venue after health issues prompted a couple to tie the knot. The kind-hearted team rallied together to give the couple of 16-years a wedding day to remember within 48 hours of the proposal.

While a wedding is not an everyday occurrence, the kind-hearted attitude displayed by the team on that day is. The staff constantly lives the Trust’s Values – Proud To Care, Make It Happen, We Value Respect and Together We Achieve – to ensure patients get the safest and kindest care.

As an organisation we know how important it is to support new staff and we will do this in a number of ways, such as preceptorship and Band 5 competencies. We pride ourselves on being a ‘family’ and as such we will look after, encourage, challenge and support you.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills and further your personal development through the national Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) with the opportunity to include mentorship, tissue viability and diabetes.

Staff on the ward will improve their knowledge and skills by working in partnership with our Specialist Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) in Urology, Vascular and Pain Control. As an organisation we believe anything is possible and recently we were delighted that a number of Staff Nurses successfully progressed to become Clinical Nurse Specialist.

The Trust which runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, is developing a culture of safest and kindest care through its partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) – the USA’s ‘Hospital of the Decade’. On the back of this exciting partnership, we launched our Transforming Care Production System, housed in our Transforming Care Institute, and already we have made significant improvements to patient care. It is an area of work that CQC inspectors described as “outstanding practice” during their most recent visit. While the CQC report says the Trust ‘requires improvement’ the organisation is on a journey to provide the safest and kindest care in the NHS and we were delighted to be rated ‘good’ for caring and medical care.

Every individual in our organisation makes a significant contribution to the care we are able to deliver to our patients and their families, and as employers we recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of our staff through our monthly and annual VIP (Values in Practice) Awards. The awards celebrate the fantastic work that takes place across our Trust.

Our hospitals are situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with stunning countryside and bustling towns.

Shropshire is a beautiful county between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hill Area of Outstanding Beauty, it is anything but sleepy. Unlike many counties we are a short distance from major cities, and an even shorter distance to the unique and dramatic Welsh landscape.

Fun and/or family time can be enjoyed within the county at one of our five major towns – Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Ludlow and Bridgnorth – where you can enjoy days out, great food, musical festivals or shopping trips.

Good transport links make it easy to travel around the country while we are also a very safe county where housing standards are high with a range of excellent state and private schools.

Staff benefits


  • Childcare vouchers

  • Salary sacrifice car scheme

  • Home electronics salary sacrifice scheme

  • NHS discounts

  • Generous annual leave entitlement

  • Access to NHS pension scheme

“We have great camaraderie within the team and many of us are close friends outside of work. Everyone is incredibly caring and everyone always puts the patient first”

Staff Nurse, The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

“As a new member of staff on the ward I feel there are a number of great opportunities to explore to further enhance my career”

Health Care Assistant, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital

“My care was first class. I did not want for anything”

Patient, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital

“Across all the areas we visited, we saw a positive change in culture amongst staff and leaders since our 2014 inspection. There was an increasing atmosphere of openness, honesty and candour”

CQC Inspectors, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital

Find out more

To arrange a visit or ask about a shadowing opportunity with a member of staff, please contact Ward Manager Michelle Bowen on 01743 263077 / 01743 261300 or email michelle.bowen@nhs.net


We look forward to hearing from you.