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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2020.

Clinical Development Lead

Job Reference: 371-CHW808

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing Services West, Cremyll Road
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

Clinical Development Lead (Community Nursing) Reading

The opportunity to use your highly accomplished clinical skills and experience to develop the community nursing workforce is just one of the attractions of our Clinical Development Lead vacancy, which we have within our District Nursing Team in Reading. You will be joining a service that has just been recognised as having an ‘Outstanding’ rating, with the trust also being rated ‘Outstanding’ in our latest CQC inspection.

Each year our District Nursing Team in Reading support a number of undergraduate students by providing them a placement, as well as recruiting a number of newly qualified adult nurses in their first role as a qualified nurse. In addition to this we have an established workforce of Healthcare Assistants, Community Staff Nurses, Community Nursing Sisters, Charge Nurses and District Nurses. It will be your responsibility to act as a clinical and educational expert to all of those within this team whilst also being responsible for their continued professional development.

You will be based at 7-9 Cremyll Road, Reading, RG1 8NQ. You will be expected to visit other sites within your role and will be working within patients’ homes in order to provide complex care and educational support. The benefit of having core working days of Monday – Friday but with opportunities for flexible working will enable you to provide staff and patient support whenever it is required.


You will be:

  • Developing all staff in clinical practice including both registered and non-registered health care professionals and undergraduate students on placement, ensuring individual competence levels
  • Designing and delivering training and development programmes on a range of topics
  • Supporting the implementation of new clinical initiatives
  • Ensuring that the Trust’s Preceptorship programme is implemented in practice and take an active role in local delivery as appropriate
  • Act as a role model and demonstrate a willingness to lead and motivate a team, providing clear and consistent leadership at all times


Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • AfC Salary ranging from £38,890 to £44,503 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice
  • And so much more


The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role

  • Adult nursing qualification along with NMC registration
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
  • Evidence of planning and delivering education and training
  • Highly developed evidenced based professional knowledge & clinical skills across a range of clinical practice underpinned by theory and experience


Should you match up to the 4 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application to work at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust!

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details about this role or questions in general about working for Berkshire Healthcare please contact Samantha Mcendoo, Community Nursing Services Team Manager, or call Samantha on: 07867800961.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSamantha McEndooJob titleCommunity Nursing Services Team ManagerEmail addresssamantha.mcendoo@berkshire.nhs.ukTelephone number07867800961

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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