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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/01/2020.

Admiral Nurse

Job Reference: 364-A-1626

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Admiral Nurses
King's Wood Centre, Colchester
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring!

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our services include:

Mental health services

  • We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

  • Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

  • We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

  • We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the organisations values and behaviours.

In early 2019 a new and exciting Admiral Nurse Service was launched in North East Essex, hosted by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and in partnership with Dementia UK. This service provides specialist dementia support for families and carers across the locality. The fully established service is now seeking a further band 6 Admiral Nurse to complete the team.

Under the supervision of a Band 7 Admiral Nurse Clinical Team Lead, and alongside a further Band 6 Admiral Nurse you will provide person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care and support improvements in the experience for families affected by dementia across the North East Essex Locality (Colchester and Tendring).

As this post is delivered in partnership with Dementia UK, you will receive significant support to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse through monthly clinical supervision, practice and professional development and access to masterclasses. You will also become part of the wider network of Admiral Nurses across the country. This is a unique opportunity to build your skills and knowledge and to expand your clinical practice in a rewarding, supportive and forward thinking team.

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.

Whilst full time hours are available, we are also willing to offer a flexible approach, including part time hours for a suitable candidate.

What is an Admiral Nurse?

Admiral Nurses are all qualified nurses with a professional specialism in dementia. Admiral Nurses provide specialist dementia support for families when times are challenging or difficult. By adopting a relationship-centred approach Admiral Nurses work alongside people with dementia, their families and carers to provide expert guidance and practical solutions that can be difficult to find elsewhere. They also provide education, leadership, development and support to other colleagues and service providers. The upskilling of colleagues allows the expertise of Admiral Nurses to reach beyond the families on their direct caseload.

Key interventions include:

Specialist holistic assessment and needs identification of families and their wider network of support for people with a learning disability and dementia.

Psychological support to help people with a learning disability and dementia and their families/support circle to understand and deal with their feelings, thoughts and emotions

Practical advice and strategies aimed at preventing and managing situations that can arise after a dementia diagnosis

Therapeutic and educational interventions to help empower families and support them to live more positively with the person with a learning disability and dementia

Collaboration with professionals and organisations to ensure families receive coordinated support

Care management and navigation

Where an admission is clinically unavoidable the Admiral Nurse will ensure a smooth transfer of care, laying the foundations for personalised care and support planning

Professional Development

What training will I receive?

In addition to the support that you will receive from EPUT, you will also benefit from support from Dementia UK. This will include regular clinical supervision, professional and practice development, and links with other Admiral Nurses both regionally and nationally, to enable you to be at the forefront of dementia care.

Please also come and meet the Admiral Nurse team and find out more about the role at one of our drop in sessions held at The Kingswood Centre, Turner Rd, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5JY.

Thursday 28th November 10am-4pm

Monday 2nd December 10am-4pm

Please check in at reception who will notify the Admiral Nurse team of your arrival.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Ruth Scott-Whitmore (Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead, EPUT) - 01206 228944

Angela Rooke (Clinical Manager - Dementia and Frailty, EPUT) - 07867905648

Maisie Ogier (Business Development Officer, Dementia UK) - 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.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

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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