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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Diabetes Nurse

Job Reference: 371-CHE842

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Community Diabetes - East
King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor
£26,938 - £33,111 per annum, (incl of HCAS)

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.

Band 5 – Diabetes Nurse

A Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm working pattern is just one of the attractions this opportunity provides, where you can work in a variety of settings including delivery of both specialist and community diabetes services.

The service is currently expanding, and the service will also have its own dedicated Diabetes Consultant from January 2022, so this is an exciting time for you to join our Team.

We have opportunities for Band 5 Diabetes Nurses to join our Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team. Previous Diabetes Nursing experience is not essential as you will receive appropriate training to develop the skills required. Progression to a Diabetes Specialist Nurse post in the future is available for the right candidate.

You will be an enthusiastic and experienced nurse, with a warm personality and great people skills. You will need to be adaptable to change and be able to influence new ways of working.

You will be willing to undertake relevant training and be able to demonstrate innovative practice. You will be responsible for ensuring high quality evidence-based care for people with diabetes, their families, and carers.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team you will support people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to self-manage their condition including those on insulin pump therapy.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a Trust committed to workplace wellbeing and to making Berkshire Healthcare a great place to work for everyone. This is demonstrated in the latest National Staff Survey results where we achieved the highest engagement score (staff feedback on their motivation, advocacy, and involvement at work) of all Community and Mental Health Trusts.

About the Job

  • Support delivery of specialist diabetes services in East Berkshire
  • Plan and provide treatment in collaboration with others as appropriate
  • Develop skills in diabetes specialist nursing
  • Deliver both structured patient education and support delivery of healthcare professional education

Working pattern + Service operating hours

The Team’s current operating hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm but we encourage you to get in touch if you wish to enquire about flexible working.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Salary ranging from £25,655 to£31,534 per annum
  • Up to 5% Higher cost area supplement provided
  • Strong emphasis on work life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

Work base:

King Edward VII Hospital, St. Leonards Rd, Windsor SL4 3DP


Some staff parking is available on site

Are you familiar with Windsor and Maidenhead?

If you are not familiar with Windsor, the town centre offers an attractive mix of quaint old streets below the castle and smart new shops from old family businesses to chain stores. Windsor also has the stunning rural countryside of 4,800 acres of Windsor Great Park close by. Great travel links to the M4, M25, M40 and M3 and is just a short trip from Heathrow international airport and central London. Maidenhead is a Thameside town with small shops and a pedestrianised High Street, a multiplex cinema, health club and 2 Michelin star restaurants. It has excellent motoring links being close to the M4, M40 and A4.

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

  1. Passionate about providing high quality diabetes care
  2. Excellent group facilitation skills
  3. Ability to find solutions and implement different ways of working to enhance provision of care
  4. Enthusiastic and able to work under pressure

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers. For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!


We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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