Below you can find some of our latest job offers for international nurses with experience in Mental Health in the UK. Simply click on your preferred vacancy and fill in the application form provided. Don’t delay and start your journey with NEU Professionals today as we offer free recruitment services to all candidates!
We are currently unable to accept candidates from developing countries. For more information click here.
If you are a resident in any of the below countries, we will not be able to accept your application. For more information, please visit the NHS Employer’s website and CAREFULLY read all details for candidates in these countries.
Red List Countries
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Congo, Democratic Republic of
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gambia, The
- Micronesia, Federated States of
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Sudan
- Tanzania, United Republic of
- Yemen, Republic of
If candidates are originally from one of these countries, but have immigrated to another country, we will may be able to review your application on a case-by-case basis, depending on the visa status of the country where you are currently living. Please contact us for more details.
The NHS is looking for registered nurses with “transferable skills” to work with a variety of Mental Health patients. Transferable skills include:
- Work on a psych or mental health unit / ward / department (even if some years back),
- Care of mental health patients in community as part of community case load,
- Forensic (prison) Nursing,
- Care of older adults with dementia / Alzheimer’s,
- Care of mental health patients on medical ward / Emergency Department or during transfers to referral hospital,
- Care of patients with moderate to severe Learning Disability e.g., in conjunction with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other disorder (This could be personal, rather than professional experience),
- Care of children with Learning Disability or Mental Health condition on Paediatric ward.
If you have experience with any of these skills, please consider applying as a Mental Health nurse.
Current vacancies for overseas mental health nurses in the UK
The process is very simple. You only need to apply by filling in the form provided on our job vacancy pages. To speed up the process, we always recommend that you attach your up to date CV. Once you have applied for a job, our team of Recruiters will be in touch within the next 48h to inform you about the next steps. The process is simple and very straightforward and our recruitment services are free of charge to all candidates. in addition, most of your expenses will also be sponsored by your NHS employer. For more detailed information about the NMC registration process you can visit our Candidate Section.
We recruit nurses from all backgrounds and we always make sure they get placed in a setting of their choice wherever possible. The most important thing for us is that our candidates feel happy and comfortable with their new job in the UK. NEU Professionals offers positions for nurses at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the UK. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
- PICU nurse (Paediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse)
- NICU nurse (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse)
- Paediatric nurse
- Mental Health nurse
- Adult General nurse / Medical nurse / Surgical nurse
- Theatre nurse / Operatingroom nurse
- Cardiothoracic nurse
- Endoscopy nurse
- A&E nurse (Accident and Emergency nurse)
- ICU nurse (IntensiveCare Unit nurse)
- Community nurse
- Midwife or Nurse-Midwife
The starting salary is at £24,336 (this is before you pass your OSCE exam). Once you have passed your OSCE then you will get a Band 5 nurse salary which is currently at £28,407. Your salary will be increased depending on how many years of service with the NHS you have achieved. For example, a nurse who has served as a Band 5 nurse for 2>4 years will get a salary of £30,639. You also have the option of applying for a higher nursing Band once you have been in the NHS for at least 1 or 2 years. The higher the Band, the higher your post will be. The career development opportunities within the NHS are exceptional. For more information about NHS salary Bands please visit the following link.
For more detailed information about the interview, recruitment, and relocation process, you can visit our Candidate Section.
The NMC in the UK requires all international candidates provide proof of English competency, usually IELTS Academic or OET certificate.
Effective communication is important between NHS staff members and patients, and miscommunication in the medical field should be avoided at all costs, to ensure patient safety and well-being.
Although the English level required may seem difficult, there are many resources on the web to help you study your English, or learn how to improve your chances of passing the test.
Also, candidates who apply with NEU Professionals and are accepted will be offered access to our library of study materials and support from our friendly recruitment consultants, which can also help improve your chances of passing your English exam.
Even if English is one of the official languages of your country, you may still not be exempt and will have to take either the IELTS Academic or OET exam. This list is based on countries where “majority spoken” is English, not “official languages” include English.
The NMC has a list of countries they have designated as “majority English speaking” which are exempt from the NMC requirement to provide proof of English competency. For more details, please see the NMC’s English Requirements website.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- Cayman Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Isle of Man
- New Zealand
- Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- US Virgin Islands
Unless your school was in one of the NMC’s list of “majority spoken” English countries, you will probably need to take one of the NMC approved English language exams, either IELTS Academic or OET exams.
For more information about the Trained in English exemptions, you can visit the NMC website.
Unless your practice was in one of the NMC’s list of “majority spoken” English countries, you will probably still need to take one of the NMC approved English language exams, either IELTS Academic or OET exams.
The only possible exemption to this is if your direct line manager was an NMC registrant and was manager of you for at least 6 months. For these exemptions, we review them on a case-by-case basis and will need to contact the NMC on your behalf to see if you personal situation will allow an exemption, before we can put you through for interview.
For more information about the Practiced in English exemptions, you can visit the NMC website.