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Senior Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Band 6 AFC
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provide the integrated mental health service at HMP Forest Bank. Through collaborative working, the integrated mental health team are able to meet the needs of individuals living with learning disability, autistic spectrum disorders and variable neurodivergent needs which may or may not be diagnosed. This post is part of an integrated mental health team which meets the needs of individuals experiencing the full range of mental health conditions and illnesses from common mental health disorders to severe and enduring mental illness.

Main duties of the job

This exciting opportunity will allow the successful applicant to work similarly to a community LD nurse with the added interest of supporting forensic risks. The applicant will be able to work autonomously within a wider secondary care team. This allows successful clinician an opportunity to develop their role within the local establishment and operate under their own clinical flare. This will be supported through Clinical and Line management supervision.

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for the effective management of their own caseload and be expected to effectively utilise nursing skills and resources to provide high quality service to all service users. To be able to utilise enhanced learning disability nursing skills with forensic clients who are difficult to assess and engage due to the environment and their presentation. To contribute to maintaining the CPA process throughout the legal and custodial process.

The post holder will engage in multiagency working and manage the ongoing care of service users whilst working closely with clinical and non-clinical colleagues both internally and externally to the prison estate.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Active NMC registrant
  • 2yrs post reg experience & completion of preceptorship



  • Previous Forensic or Criminal Justice Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Forest Bank

Agecroft Road


M27 8FB

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