Job Description

Change Grow Live are a leading substance misuse charity whose ingrained core values are ‘Be open, compassionate and bold’.

Are you ready to make a profound difference?

At Change Grow Live, we believe in the power of transformation. If you’re a dedicated and passionate nurse with a burning desire to impact lives positively, you’ve found the right place. We’re looking for a Lead Nurse to join our vibrant multidisciplinary team in Croydon, London.

Why Choose Change Grow Live?

Are you tired of routine? In our dynamic environment, no two days are alike. We treat every individual as a unique soul on their recovery journey. Here, we value a whole-person approach, curiosity, active listening, clinical excellence, and adaptability.

In Croydon, our team thrives on synergy and collaboration, Bringing together a dedicated group consisting of a service manager, consultant psychiatrist, healthcare professionals, compassionate nurses, attentive healthcare assistants, empathetic recovery staff, enthusiastic volunteers, efficient administrators, and supportive peer mentors.

Location: Croydon, London

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary Range: £44,209.40 – £48,410.34 per annum (inclusive of Outer London Weighting)


Lead and Inspire: As a Lead Nurse, you’ll be the driving force behind our nursing team. Bring your enthusiasm, creativity, and inspirational leadership to the forefront. Your passion will be the catalyst for change and growth.

What You’ll Do:

  • Motivated Leadership: Your role involves being an enthusiastic, creative leader dedicated to nursing excellence. Inspire and lead our nursing team toward success.
  • Clinical Expertise: Develop and deliver clinical, health, and wellbeing interventions that empower individuals on their recovery journey.
  • Supervision: Provide clinical and managerial supervision to the nursing team, ensuring everyone reaches their full potential.
  • Service Excellence: Contribute to service development, ensuring high-quality interventions adhering to best practice guidelines and professional standards.
  • Clinical Excellence: Showcase your clinical prowess, monitoring, auditing, and sustaining best practices across our locations in Croydon.

Our Commitment to Your Growth and Wellbeing:

  • Professional Advancement: Your development is our priority. You’ll benefit from participating in regular national nurse and HCA forums, receive one-on-one meetings, and undergo performance appraisals.
  • Lifelong Learning: We support your quest for knowledge with protected continuing professional development time, granting you up to 6 days per year. Access an array of educational resources for free on the RCNi learning platform, all while having your NMC fee covered.
  • Tailored Development: Harness the potential of the government-backed Apprenticeship Levy fund to enhance your nursing practice, aligning it with your unique role and aspirations.
  • Your Wellbeing Matters: Your health and happiness are crucial. Take advantage of a dedicated wellbeing hour every week, and tap into a wealth of personal wellbeing resources designed to support your overall wellness.
  • Competitive Compensation: Your hard work deserves recognition. Our nursing pay is highly competitive, following the NHS Agenda for Change pay bands.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme: Share the opportunity and be rewarded through our Refer a Friend Scheme, encouraging you to bring exceptional talent into our team.

Join us and experience a workplace that values your growth, cares about your wellbeing, and rewards your dedication.

What We Offer:

  • 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays), increasing with length of service.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • A paid ‘Wellness’ hour each week along with a ‘Wellness’ hub and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • An array of benefits, including discounts for shopping, cinema, holidays, and more.
  • A friendly and supportive team.
  • Extensive training, career development, and progression opportunities.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme.

Is This You?

If you are driven by a passion to make a real impact, if you possess the skills and dedication to lead, and if you’re ready to embrace a dynamic environment where creativity and clinical excellence thrive, then we want to hear from you.

How to Apply:

If this resonates with you, please review the job description and apply today. We accept direct applications only for this role. Please note we will not be accepting referrals from agencies.

Interviews will take place wc: 23/10/2023.

Join Change Grow Live, where your clinical skills, creativity, and compassion will shape lives and inspire transformation. We eagerly await your application.

Salary Range (pro rata if part time)

CGL points 40 to 44 (£42,129.33 – £46,330.27)

ILW / OLW /Fringe

Outer London Weighting (£2,080.07)

Closing Date


This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

We believe that having diverse people working as part of our team makes us the organisation that we are.

We actively encourage applications from people from all backgrounds to help us to provide the best possible experience for the people who use our services and to make Change Grow Live a great place to work. If you have any feedback on our recruitment processes (good or bad) we’d love to hear from you so that we can make sure they are fair and we attract and recruit the best, most diverse workforce possible.

The safety of vulnerable children, young people and adults is our absolute priority. We will support you in your role to make sure that you are equipped to support the safety of people who use our services and those around them, to the highest standard possible.

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