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Band 6 Deputy Unit Manager

Job Reference: 820-1713342-LD-A-C

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disabilities
Riverside Lodge, Birmingham
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum pro rata

An opportunity has arisen for a part time, 0.5 pro rata, permanent Band 6 Deputy Manager ~ RNLD / RNMH Nurse ~ to join our experienced and supportive team at Riverside Lodge Short Breaks.

The service area has 8 beds for adults with Learning Disabilities and associated complex healthcare needs and challenging behaviour, compromising of both respite care and day care provision.

We offer a high standard of nursing care, assessment, monitoring and review, and the service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year and our nursing staff work shift patterns including weekends, Bank Holidays and nights.

  • We want to hear from experienced, enthusiastic, motivated, and caring professionals who feel as strongly as we do about the Trust values: Caring, Open, Respectful, Responsible, & Inclusive
  • The role will be a challenging and a fulfilling one, with multi-disciplinary working at its core. We ask that you are dedicated to providing person-centred care and can demonstrate a sound clinical knowledge base with a willingness to develop your skills.
  • You should be able to demonstrate that you are a team-player with excellent communication skills, open, friendly, positive and caring.
  • The successful post-holder will take on managerial roles as identified and agreed by the Unit Manager and in line with the job description ~to include: ESR management, generation of off duty and maintaining safer staffing levels, contribution to audit & governance within the clinical area, sickness absence monitoring, budget management and maintaining Health and Safety through risk assessment.
  • The successful post-holder will also assist with the day to day running of the clinical area and will offer support, advice and supervision to junior staff, and the successful applicant will need to prioritise workload & manage effectively with conflict/crisis.
  • Applicants need to demonstrate experience of working in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, and have a sound knowledge base of organisational standards, Policies & Procedures and current legislation, which may impact/effect the care given to the patient group and/or the staff working within the service area.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We look forward to receiving your application and if you should have any questions prior to your submission then please contact Ivy Winters, Unit Manager, on 0121 466 4995.


  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address
  • Please be aware that BCHC utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to ‘Be Part of Our Team’ and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.


Please be aware that Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via the TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and we serve a wide range of people and communities. BCHC is an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible.

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

Promoting Workforce Equality

In response to data held by BCHC which demonstrates that individuals from particular protected characteristics are under-represented, BCHC are striving to redress these imbalances. In order to do this, the Trust is committed to the employment and career development of individuals from these protected characteristics. As part of this commitment, given this under representation, the Trust guarantees an interview to any applicants from under represented protected characteristic for positions at Band 8a and above whose application meets the essential criteria for the post as detailed on the Person Specification.

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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