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Community Learning Disability Sister

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Are you passionate about improving the health, wellbeing and outcomes of adults with learning disabilities?

Are you:

Dynamic, forward-thinking and looking for your next challenge?

An experienced leader?

A skilled communicator and an effective problem solver?

Passionate about providing excellent care?

We are looking for an experienced registered Learning Disability Nurse with the above passion and skill set to be a community sister within one of our 3 Community Learning Disability Teams. Come and join us and experience the difference that we can make together.

Our 3 teams support adults across the city of Manchester. We are multi- disciplinary, health and social care teams and you will work alongside skilled and passionate colleagues from speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, clinical psychology and behavioural support, psychiatry and social workers.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve leading and contributing to the effective provision of services to people with a learning disability and additional needs e.g. autism.

Using your broad range of communication skills and an evidence-based approach to care, you will work directly with individuals that use the service, their families and the people who support them in the assessment and planning processes including supporting people with complex and changing health care needs.

Together with the Community Matron you will develop the nursing service within the designated Community Learning Disability Service to manage the waiting list and referrals through allocation of work, supervision and support.

About us

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We're driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Ourteams work as one in the neighborhoods they serve - delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide keyservices that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health ofpeople in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West ofEngland. We provide an extensive range of district general hospital services to the local population of central Manchester and tertiary andspecialist services to patients from across the North West and beyond.We are seeking a band 6 Learning Disability nurse to work in our progressive interdisciplinary teams that promotes and facilitates effective health care for people with complex health care needs, to undertake health promotion and provide support to families and staff teams working in groups, with individuals and project work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will provide professional support to the respective Health Manager of the designated Community Adult Learning Disability Service.

You will join a friendly, supportive team and work within a skilled, experienced MDT. We promote close MDT working, enabling a holistic approach to patient care and developments. Our teams are led by highly specialist health professionals, and support a wide skill mix of clinicians within the community setting in both health and social care.

We will support you with specialist and bespoke training, to reach your potential and excel in your role. We will welcome your ideas for service development and provide you with the support you need to grow as a professional.

You will benefit from the additional support of a network of colleagues across the city. Professional development is valued and supported within our teams. You will receive one to one clinical support, professional development, regular specialist multidisciplinary support and education and regular reviews and supervision.

We promote flexibility and are happy to support different working patterns, please speak to us if youd like further information about how we can support you.

Interested? We really hope so! Please hit apply now and Ill see you at interview. Alternatively, if youd like to chat to me before applying, please contact Nicola Sunderland on 07811979693 or

Person Specification



  • NMC, Additional Qualifications

Additional qualifications


  • PBS, MH, Leadership

Skills and Experience


  • Working with people that challenge, provider setting, knowledge of people needs of people with LD



  • Experience of leading and managing a staff team

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Etrop Court

Rowlandsway, Civic Centre


M22 5RG

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