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Admiral Nurse Clinical Team Lead

Job Reference: 364-9162NP

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Older Adults
£33,222 - £43,041 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.

Position Overview

Due to an exciting new partnership with Dementia UK a new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse to join Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) as a Band 7 Admiral Nurse Clinical Team Lead.

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.

The Admiral Nurse Clinical Team Lead will hold a reduced case load but supervise the other team members, allocating workload according to skill levels and ensuring efficient time and travel costs. As well as direct casework with families, the Admiral Nurse will support the best practice of other health and social care professionals and offer support to carers via community-based clinics and support groups.

The successful applicants will be NMC registered with significant post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters in different settings, including community. It is essential that applicants have experience of training other staff using a variety of methods, as well as experience of supporting an organisation wide project working in partnership with, and engaging, key stakeholders whilst meeting performance targets.

Further information regarding the main duties and responsibilities of the Admiral Nurse Clinical Team Lead role can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact either Rachel Lofthouse , EPUT, or Maisie Ogier, Business Development Officer, Dementia UK.

rachellofthouse@nhs.net01206 228970 – 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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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