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Band 6 Deputy Ward Sister

Job Reference: 313-A-21-96840-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Langley Ward
£31,365 /£33,176 /£37,890

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Families, Young People and Children’s Services

Eating Disorders Service


Would you like to be part of the leadership structure of a motivated and innovative team, with an excellent accreditation in nursing patients with eating disorders?

We are looking to appoint a dedicated, hard-working and compassionate Band 6 nurse to join our well established team. The role will be based at the Glenfield Hospital in north Leicester

The role will principally involve nursing patients who are suffering from anorexia nervosa, both in the inpatient and day patient settings. The primary aim of the patients’ admissions are to restore weight and for many, to work towards recovery from their eating disorder.

We need a highly motivated, experienced and conscientious Band 6 nurse to help lead our team, offering support, supervision and guidance to less experienced staff. You will work closely with other Band 6 Nurses, Ward Manager and Team manager to ensure that the team is well led and deliver high quality effective nursing care.

Whilst the full Job Description and Person specification attached covers the requirements of the role and application process, some key elements include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Knowledge of eating disorders and experience nursing in this area is preferable.

  • You will need to demonstrate a good working knowledge of the needs of the person with anorexia nervosa and associated mental health issues. This should include knowledge of evidence based approaches, as well as legal and ethical issues relating to the care of such patients in mental health settings.

    The ward is a 15 bed unit, providing care for patients from across the East Midlands. It is a busy and challenging place to work and the successful candidates would need to demonstrate good team working skills, resilience and the ability to hold boundaries that support the patient towards recovery.

    The role will prove especially rewarding to those who value highly the opportunity to work closely with patients, building effective therapeutic relationships The team highly values the practice of supervision and on-going development and the successful applicant will be expected to ensure that they receive supervision on a monthly basis. The service also provides outpatient care, where there is also a wealth of experience and expertise in treating our patients. Regular CPD and in-house training sessions are facilitated to help all staff have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills.

We operate a 3 shift system covering a 24/7 operation. Successful applicants should be able to work on the rotating patter, but we may able to be flexible with the shift pattern on request. We may be able to be flexible with the shift pattern on request.

For further information please contact Maureen Williams 0116 295 1474


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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