Nobles Hospital - Isle of Man - Surgical Nurses

Isle of Man
£29,690 to £40,071 pro rata
20 Apr 2018
20 May 2018
Nursing Field
Surgery, Theatre
Job Type

Noble’s Hospital, located on the Isle of Man, is currently seeking nurses at both entry and senior levels. Our existing vacancies, listed below, include staff nurse, ward manager, and specialist nursing posts. The purpose of our current recruitment drive is to achieve minimal ongoing vacancy levels as a means of optimizing efficient and safe working practice for our patients and staff. We are seeking ongoing excellence in the patient experience, and as a working environment for our staff.

Noble’s Hospital currently employs over 400 nurses and 120 health care assistants in serving the physical health care needs of the Isle of Man’s 83,000 inhabitants. Care is provided within two surgical wards, four acute medical wards, a stroke unit, oncology unit, maternity and neonatal units, trauma unit, orthopedic ward, day procedure suite, intensive care unit, coronary care and a private patients ward. 

Nobles’ Hospital reflects the cultural diversity of the Isle of Man itself, with 50% of residents having migrated to the island. The compact nature of the hospital results in a community of practice that fosters strong working relationships within nursing divisions. In many ways the sense of community apparent within the hospital mirrors the community nature of the peaceful island setting itself.

The Isle of Man provides an independent health service that is closely modelled on the UK NHS, providing the majority of care free at the point of delivery. A wide range of services are provided by the Department of Health and Social Care, with certain specialist treatments being delivered in the UK by partner organisations. The scale of the DHSC enables it to set policy and fund care, as well as delivering and commissioning services efficiently.

The nursing workforce educated on the Isle of Man is supported in placement areas with exceptionally high ratios of mentors to students, often equating at 1:1. Nursing graduates on the Isle of Man have consistently exceeded average UK grades over recent years. The majority of nursing graduates educated here choose to seek employment within the DHSC.

Our recently redesigned preceptorship programme was created to meet the specific needs of our developing workforce. It is available throughout the twelve months post-qualification of any newly qualified nurses we employ. We offer flexible working patterns for full and part time staff, and particularly welcome individuals seeking career advancement at all levels of nursing.

A key aim of our hospital recruitment plan is to facilitate the transition of European nurses to gain Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. The NMC is the governing body for nurses in both the UK and the Isle of Man. As a hospital, our staff are committed to welcoming further overseas nurses to join our existing well-established and diverse workforce. We therefore welcome applications from nurses who have completed their education throughout European Union states. Our recruitment staff are available to guide non-NMC registrants through the process of gaining NMC registration. Unfortunately, NMC rules currently prohibit us from recruiting overseas nurses who were educated outside of the European Economic Area, and do not currently hold NMC status.

The Isle of Man has traditional and well-established links with the UK and Ireland, being a significant destination for professionals seeking to combine a relaxed and safe lifestyle with a profitable career. Our low-tax economy is central to the economic success of the island and represents a considerable financial incentive for career-minded individuals. Our rates of pay compare favorably to UK nursing grades of similar seniority. Culturally, the Isle of Man is an English speaking territory with Manx Gallic surviving through government investment in the Manx language. In political terms, the island is a UK Crown Dependency, with an independent parliamentary system empowered to determine its own laws and rates of taxation. This allows healthcare delivery on the Isle of Man a level of flexibility not always experienced in the UK or Ireland due to the demands of government-driven health policies in these localities.

Summary: the benefits of becoming a nurse at Nobles’ Hospital, Isle of Man

  • Noble’s Hospital has had a zero rate of MRSA Bloodstream infection since February 2016.
  • Latest patient experience feedback that demonstrates high levels of commitment to quality of care within the hospital. LINK
  • Low taxation, with a top rate of 20%. Click here to see what difference this makes to your take home earnings. LINK
  • Generous rates of pay compared to similar levels of seniority in UK and Ireland.
  • A relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for many roles. Subsidized accommodation and assistance with housing costs may also be available. Some roles also qualify for a recruitment incentive of £3,000 which will be paid in £1,000 instalments spread over two years.
  • Consistently strong levels of funding providing an exceptionally positive ratio of beds provided to members of the local population.
  • Independence from the official healthcare policies of the UK and Ireland, allowing the Isle of Man DHSC to choose which developments for effective patient care.
  • Access to post-graduate health care degrees taught in the Keyll Darree Education Centre, located on Nobles’ Hospital site. These courses are free to DHSC staff and include BSC and MSc options – see pages 82 to 106 of our prospectus LINK
  • Free 24/7 on site car parking for all Noble’s Hospital employees.
  • A hospital that is big enough to offer a wide range of career opportunities while remaining small enough to care.


Post Title: Registered Theatre Practitioner (Band Six)

Job Reference Number: 6956
Directorate: Surgical

Location: Theatres

Salary:  £29,690 to £40,071
Hours of work: Full-Time 
Duration of Contract: Permanent




 Post Title: Staff Nurse (Band Six) 
Job Reference Number: 6977

Directorate: Surgical

Location: Ward 17 Intensive Care / High Dependency Unit

Salary:  £29,690 to £40,071 pro rata

Hours of work: Full-Time and Part time posts available

Duration of Contract: Permanent




Post Title: Registered Nurse – Emergency Department

Job Reference Number: 7189

Directorate: Surgical

Location: Noble’s Hospital, Isle of Man

Salary: £26,375 - £33,440 per annum pro rata

Hours of work: Part-Time

Duration of Contract: Permanent