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Admiral Nurse

Job Reference: 364-9164NP

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Dementia Services
Kingswood Centre, Colchester
£28,050 - £36,644 Per Annum

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is one of the biggest Mental Health and Community NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, we are newly merged organisation previously known as 'SEPT' and 'NEP' and have just achieved a 'Good' CQC rating supporting all of the hard work and achievements our EPUT staff had made since the merger. We provide community services across South East Essex, West Essex, Bedfordshire and Luton. We also provide integrated care including mental health, learning disability, and social care to culturally and economically diverse communities across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk. We employ approximately 5,500 people and work with a wide range of partners 'Working to Improve Lives'.

We are a responsive, innovative and dynamic Foundation Trust delivering leading edge health services in a constantly changing environment. We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospital and community based premises. We have many modern community based resource centres and community facilities to provide local services to local people where possible.

Unlike acute hospital services, Community Health Services, mental health and learning disability services are mainly provided in community settings with defined geographical localities. As a result we operate from various locations across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the Trust's corporates values and behaviours which are Open, Compassionate and Empowering.

Due to an exciting new partnership with Dementia UK a new and exciting opportunity has arisen for two registered nurses to join Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) as Band 6 Admiral Nurses.


The primary focus of the Admiral Nurse role is to provide and influence the clinical leadership and delivery of person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care across the North East Essex Locality and supporting the best practice the staff across EPUT. The Admiral Nurse team will improve the experience of carers and families affected by dementia by providing support, expert guidance and practical solutions. The service will operate as a partnership between Dementia UK and EPUT, as the host organisation and the Admiral Nurse team will be based within The King’s Wood Centre as part of the ‘Dementia and Memory Assessment Pathway’ and the ‘Dementia and Frailty’ service.


Under the supervision of a Band 7 Admiral Nurse Clinical Team Lead, the Band 6 Admiral Nurses will deliver evidence based dementia care and support improvements in the experience for families affected by dementia and support the delivery of key quality and performance indicators relating to dementia care, including the experience of families.


The successful applicants will be NMC registered with post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters in different settings, along with formal knowledge of dementia acquired through clinical post-graduate training/education. Experience of recent involvement in practice/service development is essential, along with the ability to operate effectively with a constantly developing relationship with key stakeholders and associated agencies.


Further information regarding the main duties and responsibilities of the Band 6 Admiral Nurse can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachel Lofthouse -


01206 228970




Maisie Ogier -


07849 828866



As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on 01375 364513 or email and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs reguarly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

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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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