Band 6 Admiral Nurse – Dementia Specialist

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year per annum inclusive
Closing date
29 May 2023
Job summary

In collaboration with Dementia UK - Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) are looking to recruit an experienced, registered nurse with a passion for, and experience of, providing relationship-centered dementia care to join our team.

You will have the opportunity to access relevant post-graduate courses and develop professionally, as informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse within dementia care.

The successful applicant will be an NMC registered (adult/mental health/learning disability) nurse, educated to degree level with post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and supporting their carers/supporters within different care settings.

Main duties of the job

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support people with dementia and their families. As the Admiral Nurse, Band 6, you will be within the wider dementia and delirium team to influence, deliver, and coordinate relationship-centred dementia care within the hospital setting.

You will support the Band 7 Admiral Nurse in the operational delivery of the Dementia & Delirium agenda, raising awareness with a high visible presence in the clinical areas and provide practical solutions for families, alongside supporting best practice and providing role modelling within BHRUT.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre; Radiotherapy Centre; Hyper Acute Stroke Unit; and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Stefan Heins, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708435000 ext 5933. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult/Mental Health/Learning Disability)
  • Recognise teaching assessing/Qualification/Mentorship/willingness to complete Pre-Admiral Nursing e-learning


  • Post-gradeuate training/education in dementia/older people



  • Minimum 2 years experince of working at a Band 5 level within an acute hospital setting


  • Experience in staff supervision or line managing junior staff
  • Experience of having completed audits and/or reports

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