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Band 6 Community Learning Disability Nurse

Job Reference: 241-435FC-21-B

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disability
Great Lever Health Centre, Bolton
£32,306 - £39,027 pa

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Paediatric Learning Disability Nurse within the Paediatric Learning Disabilities Service in Bolton.

Applicants are required to be a Registered Nurse - Learning Disability (RNLD).


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this dynamic and innovative community team providing specialist interventions to children and young people who have a Learning Disability, their families and carers.

We are looking for enthusiastic and confident applicants who show a commitment to the delivery of high quality services in a variety of community settings, with individuals, carers and families. They will be able to provide assessment, plan and carry out interventions, and give advice to our service users and other agencies to empower and build resilience as well as to carry out duty nurse responsibilities and supervision of junior staff.

The service works to promote the health and wellbeing of the children and young people that are referred to the service, developing opportunities to meet identified health outcomes in order for the children and young people to be included in all aspects of their school and family life.

You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills and work across wider Children's Services as needed. You will be responsible for giving advice and guidance, teaching and role modelling to Parents, Carers, Education, Local Authority and other health professionals. You will be able to work in collaboration with health, education and social care and work to support early help for families and ensure safeguarding needs are met.

It is desirable that candidates can demonstrate or are willing to develop skills and knowledge in Positive behaviour support, sleep, continence, diet and nutrition and puberty and have experience of being in a leadership/supervisory role.

Successful applicants will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provide services across the north west side of the Greater Manchester area ranging from hospital services in Bolton to community services across Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Leigh and Wigan. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. We have recently been given a CQC rating of Good. Over 5,700 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare. The Trust offer a range of flexible working patterns to enable our staff to balance their work and personal life.

The Family Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care for maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children’s services. The Division is a Centre of Excellence for Women’s and Children’s services and has a credible and enviable reputation. We deliver over 6,000 babies and carry around 1500 gynaecological procedures each year, making us a specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in the North West Sector of Manchester and beyond.


The role requires a full driving license and use of own care with business insurance.


The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff have joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Eunice O'Brien / Senior Nurse / eunice.o' / 01204 463660

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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