Registered nurse vacancies

Clouds House, East Knoyle, Wiltshire

Clouds House is set in a naturally therapeutic environment in a quiet part of Wiltshire parkland. We have been helping people with addiction problems for over 30 years. Our clients are offered a well-structured residential treatment programme based on the 12-step abstinence based philosophy. Clients usually stay for 6 weeks during which time they go through a medicated detox and regular group therapy.

We are looking for registered nurses with post registration experience. Knowledge of addictions isn't essential but an interest in substance misuse is.

As a nurse, you will join our busy treatment team, working alongside counsellors and healthcare assistants. Your main duties will include:

  • Admitting clients into treatment
  • Administering medication
  • Managing detoxification and observation of unwell clients
  • Keeping accurate and timely client records
  • Dealing with cases of self-harm and reporting risks
  • Attending daily meetings and handing over information to other team members

We are open to part-time and full-time (35 hours per week) with a flexible rota.

The salary will be reflective of skills and experience rising to the top end of NHS Band 5.

We have free parking, a subsidised canteen and a 7.5% non-contributory pension scheme.

We are interested in recruiting nurses from different kinds of backgrounds as we believe it is important to reflect in our workforce the diversity of our clients.

We are also interested in hearing from bank nurses.

We'd love you to come and have a look around because we are proud of what we do, and we think you will be too. If you would like to do this, or just have a chat with someone at this stage, please call 01747 823013 or to apply for the position, please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Head of Integrated Governance

(Based in Wiltshire, but some home working possible)

Part time role (2 full days per week)

Action on Addiction is a national charity which provides a combination of treatment and support services to individuals with addictions.  HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is its patron. 

The Role

We are looking for a talented individual to embed a risk management culture within and across the Charity and drive its revised integrated governance arrangements to ensure that all of its services continue to be safe, caring, well-led, effective and responsive, in line with the effective management of risk and CQC Regulations. 

This new role is an opportunity for an experienced individual to join Action on Addiction to be accountable for establishing and embedding a leading-edge governance framework , as well as lead on developing and maintaining the charity’s compliance framework and associated information management systems.  Working in a small team, the post holder will also play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of the charity’s safeguarding framework.

About You

You will be required to work as part of the senior team, using their professional expertise and practical knowledge to support and continue the process of transformation and continuous improvement to establish a culture of quality and safety throughout the organisation.

You will be responsible for providing assurance to the leadership team on regulatory compliance.  As a result, you will need to have a strong executive presence, with experience of working successfully with senior clinicians, professionals and leaders and servicing boards and committees.

To be successful you will be able to demonstrate success in developing and delivering governance frameworks in a healthcare environment, including the CQC assessment framework, as well as experience of developing, creating and improving systems, structures and processes relevant to integrated governance.

In terms of your personal attributes, you will have the ability to influence people and use your developed influencing skills to deliver success and will be focussed and passionate about  continuous improvement.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply, please email a covering letter, explaining why you think you would be a good candidate, and your CV, to [email protected]

The closing date for applications will be Sunday 5 November 2017.

This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.


Action on Addiction is an Investor in People and an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you are interested in working for us then please email an up to date CV to [email protected] and we will keep your details on file for 12 months.