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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2022.

Admiral Nurse (Dementia Specialist)

Job Reference: L72-1380

Harrow Council
Harrow Council Civic Centre & Harrow Carers Centre
£35,151 - £38,004

Are you a registered nurse with a passion for excellence in dementia care?

If so, we want to hear from you!

About the role

This is an exciting time to join Harrow Council as we recruit for a new team to sit within Adult Social Care; we’re collaborating with the charity Dementia UK to develop the Admiral Nursing service – our specialist dementia service – across the London Borough of Harrow.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support families and carers of people living with dementia with complex needs. Admiral Nurses use a range of interventions including practical, clinical, emotional and psychological support to help people live positively with dementia and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships.

In this specialist role you will act under the supervision of an Admiral Nurse clinical lead as an expert resource, providing specialist one-to-one support, guidance, and practical solutions for families living with dementia across Harrow, alongside supporting best practice and working collaboratively with other teams within the Council, Harrow Carers and other local partners.

You’ll be seeing carers and families through a combination of home visits, telephone and video calls, running groups, providing education / training to families and colleagues, as well as balancing a caseload and supporting the clinical lead in developing and maintaining a new service.

About the support you’ll get

In addition to your inductions, managerial and clinical support, you’ll have access to:

  • Access to the unique and comprehensive practice and professional development support from Dementia UK
  • Abundance of learning opportunities to inform and develop your specialist practice –masterclasses, webinars, special interest groups and more!
  • Recognition of being part of the growing network of Admiral Nurses across the UK
  • Annual Admiral Nurse Forum

About you

You’ll be aRegistered Nurse (adult/mental health/learning disability)witha passion for, and demonstrableclinical experience of, working with people and families living with dementia and a commitment to practising in a person and relationship centred way.

You’ll be seeking a new challenge and a rare opportunity to build your skills and knowledge in a local authority setting, and to expand your clinical practice in a rewarding and forward-thinking team.

If you consider yourself to have the skills and abilities to be an Admiral Nurse and would like more information about the role in Harrow, contact Jayne Rigg, Head of Adult Governance and Quality Assurance


T: 07562 209355

Applicants are encouraged to complete Dementia UK’s “pre-Admiral Nurse” e-learning course to prepare themselves for becoming an Admiral Nurse.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit with a range of cultures, religions and opinions that come together to produce high achieving schools and a close and friendly community. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

Other information

Support for candidates

Our behavioural indicators rolesbelow G11andabove G11

Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'

Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

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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