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Diabetes Advanced Practice Lead

Job Reference: 358-1782040-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester General hospital, Leicester

Diabetes Advanced Practice LeadMain Area of Work: DiabetesBand 8bPermanent contractFull timeLeicester General Hospital, main base however, travel between UHL’s hospitals will be required.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced diabetes specialist nurse to work across the diabetes services at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. This post is a role that will work across both the clinical services and the Leicester Diabetes Centre providing expertise and leadership.

The Leicester Diabetes Centre is one of Europe’s largest diabetes facilities delivering ground breaking research and teaching, employing over 120 staff across the University of Leicester and the NHS. The Centre has been awarded the titles of ‘IDF Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care’ and ‘IDF Centre of Education’ by the International Diabetes Federation.

The successful applicant will be a registered health professional, a non-medical prescriber, hold a teaching qualification and be educated to Masters level. You will have experience working as a senior diabetes specialist nurse managing a complex clinical caseload and will be an inspiring, influential leader with a national profile who can engage at local, national and international levels to influence and implement change.

You will provide professional and clinical leadership and direction for all aspects of diabetes across clinical and academic services. You will work across community, inpatients, outpatients, commissioning and education.


Closing date: 2nd August 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sue Burton, Head of Nursing or Sharon Harding, Deputy Head of Nursing, on 0116 258 5891

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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