Eating disorder hospital group, Ellern Mede, is calling for the many thousands of UK nurses no longer working in their chosen profession to consider returning to help the nation at a time when there remains a shortage of nurses in both private and NHS settings.

Ellern Mede itself has current vacancies for several qualified registered mental health nurses as well as healthcare assistants/support workers for its growing group of inpatient and outpatient eating disorder services.

Nurses can earn between £28,000 to £40,000 a year dependent on experience while healthcare assistants can earn around £20,000 a year.

“At a time of global uncertainty around economies and jobs, for people who have been lured away from their chosen vocation by other jobs that may now be under threat, this must be a good time for people who are by nature compassionate and caring to return to their first love – a vocation that means caring for other people.”

“At Ellern Mede we open up the most rewarding career opportunity of contributing to the full recovery of young people aged up to 18 who, although they have one of the most life-threatening of mental illnesses, can make a full recovery and return to their normal lives after a hospital stay.”

Ellern Mede has immediate vacancies at hospitals in Mill Hill and in Barnet, north London as well as in Rotherham. The need for specialist eating disorder treatment in the UK means the company may well open new hospitals in the new year, so its career opportunities continue to widen.

Anyone interested can email Andrew.Bowsher@ellernmede.org giving their CV and a covering letter explaining why a career working with children with eating disorders is something they think they would like to do.