Why work with us?

We recognise that the people who work for us are our greatest asset, and when you feel supported and happy at work this positively reaches those very people we are here for - our service users.

We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organisation ensuring we harness the talents of all our staff.

Our portal is designed to give you an idea of what life is like here at CNTW, one of the largest mental health and disability Trusts in the country and rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Find out more about us in the short animation below.

Please take a look around and learn more about our values, culture, services, training and development, staff benefits and more.

Valuing our staff

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important us. Each year the Trust celebrates the dedication, hard work and achievements of CNTW and NTW Solutions staff at our Staff Excellence Awards.

Disability Confident Scheme

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we can demonstrate we’re taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain people with disabilities.

Veteran aware

We’re proud to have received a Gold Award from the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme, which publicly recognises employers’ efforts to support defence personnel issues and encouraging others to do the same.

Mindful employer

Our Trust has successfully been awarded ‘Mindful Employer’ which is a national initiative recognising a positive approach towards mental health at work.

Staff networks

Each of our staff networks are engaged across all levels of the Trust, so have a real voice in the organisation, and they continue to grow. The networks are open to all staff who are members of the diverse groups or who would like to join as allies. The networks provide access to leadership and development opportunities and create an environment where staff feel safe to speak up.

Investing in your training and development

All our new staff are provided with a comprehensive induction programme, starting on their first day of employment.

Your professional and personal development is really important to us. You’ll be encouraged and supported to work with your line manager to identify your personal career aspirations through a Personal Development Plan (PDP).

We also offer a 12-month Accredited Preceptorship Programme, which focuses on a common approach to preceptorship across the Trust, supporting newly registered nurses in their first year of practice. It is underpinned by academic evidence of professional learning and reflection, to support competent practice. Find out more here.

Staff benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible retirement
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free access to onsite gyms
  • Travel pass scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Vivup and SmartTech schemes
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking on Trust sites
  • Electric car charging points
  • Living wage employer
  • Offers and discounts at local gyms
  • Fitness and exercise classes
  • Discounts and benefits

Find out more about our staff benefits