Find out more about joining our Secure Care services

Posted: 09/05/22

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW), a leading provider of mental health and disability services, is looking for applicants to join its Secure Care (Forensic) Services which are undergoing an exciting expansion and redevelopment.

The Trust is looking for a wide range of staff, including registered and non-registered nurses.

The redevelopment of Secure Care (Forensic) Services includes the creation of a new integrated mental health and learning disability centre of excellence at the Trust’s Northgate Hospital site in Morpeth.  This is in addition to the current services at Northgate Hospital site which also have opportunities to support a range of career opportunities.

The state-of-the-art centre will support people with learning disability and mental health needs. It will also provide physical health care to ensure patients’ holistic needs are met. The centre is planned to open in early 2023.

As part of the recruitment drive, the Trust will appear at pop-up information events in the local area to showcase the exciting opportunities. CNTW will be attending Morpeth Fair on 18th July and Newcastle PRIDE on 22nd-24th July where staff will be on hand to provide support and advice and talk through job applications.

Helen Goudie, Nurse Consultant for Secure Care (Forensic) Services at CNTW, said: “There couldn’t be a better time to join as our services develop”.

“Secure Care is a great place to work; it can be challenging but it’s also extremely rewarding. The growth of the services will allow us to provide ongoing safe, effective care to our patients, supporting recovery and allowing carers to be fully involved in the recovery of their loved ones.

“We would encourage anyone interested to pop along to one of our information events or drop us an email [email protected] or visit for further information and enquiries.  If you would like to work in a caring and supportive environment, please get in touch.”

Secure Care (Forensic) Services provide care to patients with learning disability and mental health needs. The service provides assessment and treatment for men who have a mental illness, a learning disability or personality disorder who may have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System.

This video gives an insight into working in Secure Care (Forensic) Services.

CNTW offers a wide range of benefits for staff including Lease Care scheme, salary sacrifice for electrical items, cycle scheme, travel passes and NHS staff discounts. To find out more visit

The Trust is a Global Digital Exemplar for mental health and has won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

CNTW is currently offering a bonus of £3,000* to all new appointments of registered nursing and medical posts in inpatient services. For more details visit

*Terms and conditions apply