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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/08/2022.

Community Learning Disability Nurse - Band 5

Job Reference: 301-VA-22-148386

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire Community Learning Disability Team
£25,655 - £31,534

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Specialist Learning Disabilities Directorate


Band 5 - Community Learning Disability Nurse

Permanent Post – Full Time 37.5hrs

South Staffordshire CLDT



We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse to work within our South Staffordshire Community Learning Disability Team. We are looking for a Registered Learning Disability Nurse who is enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, dynamic and fully committed to multi-disciplinary working.


We aim to provide high quality, community based, integrated services for adults with learning disabilities. Previous experience of working with people with learning disabilities is essential. Access to a car is also essential.


The post holder would work as part of a multi-professional team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists. They would also work collaboratively with mainstream services, statutory and Independent sector services. The post holder will work with people with complex healthcare needs within their own homes or residential care homes, day services and other community and hospital settings. The ideal candidate will be somebody who is passionate about providing high quality service to people with learning disabilities in community settings and someone who can work creatively to secure good outcomes, embracing the values shared by this friendly and supportive team.


MPFT is committed to the well being and professional development of its staff. The role offers opportunities for personal/professional development in order to support the successful applicant to develop their own potential, the quality of our services and ultimately the outcomes for our service users, their carers and their families.


If you feel you have the skills to join the team, we would encourage you to speak to a member of the team prior to making an application, so you can gain an appreciation for community working and to understand the role of a Community Nurse.



For an informal discussion please contact:


Mary Fairgrieve - Head of Nursing on 0300 790 7000 or email


Diane Goodwin – Clinical Team Leader –Staffordshire on 0300 790 7000 or email


Closing Date for applications: 11th August 2022

Interview Date: 19th August 2022

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

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1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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.

UK Registration

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