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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/12/2019.

Community Learning Disability Nurse

Job Reference: 285-632-LD

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 Walsall Community Nursing
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

DCommunity Learning Disability Nurse

Band 6

37.5 hours per week


We are looking to recruit an experienced Community Learning Disability Nurse to work within the Walsall Community Nursing Team. The team are based at Orchard Hills House, Walsall and provide a service across the borough of Walsall.

The Post Holder will be responsible for providing a clinical service and specialist support and advice to an allocated group of Service Users. They will be required to work in Partnership with Service Users, Families, members of the Community Clinical Team and Partner Agencies.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a positive attitude to working with people with learning disabilities and a strong person centred value base. They will need to be motivated, patient and possess a caring and empathic attitude. Candidates will also need to possess excellent inter-personal and communication skills and enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Candidates will be required to work unsupervised in a variety of settings and therefore the ability to assess risk, use their own initiative, and manage their own time effectively is essential.

The post holder must be able to demonstrate a commitment to developing both their skills and knowledge within the field of Learning Disabilities, and in return you will join a forward thinking and committed team of dedicated staff and a Trust that provides in-house training and clinical supervision in a friendly and supportive environment.

If you are passionate about working in Learning Disability Services and you have the appropriate qualifications and experience, we would welcome an application from you.

For further informal enquiries about the position please contact Sharon Cooper, Team Manager on 01922 658800.  

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

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