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Senior Locality Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Learning Disability Nurse looking for your next career move? Do you want to lead a nursing team that provides excellent person centred care? If yes, this exciting opportunity is for you!

This senior leadership role within the locality has elements of operational leadership/management alongside clinical aspects of the role. They will lead and support the current nursing team in providing specialist assessment, intervention and advice to adults with learning disabilities and their carers being responsible for the management and day to day leadership of the nursing team and for their own nursing caseload. They will also have a responsibility for the wider MDT providing advice and leadership.

The individual must have excellent communication skills, adaptable to this client group. Experience and a good understanding of working with people with a varied and complex presentation is required. The ability to represent nursing whilst working in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team and to liaise with other health professionals and agencies is also essential. The person appointed will be involved with service development both locally and across the division. The post holder will receive line-management and supervision from the Team Manager and clinical support from the Consultant Nurse and other Band 7 Nurse colleagues in the Learning Disability Service.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Locality Senior Nurse is to provide effective leadership to the wider nursing team, through management and supervision, with the purpose of improving the health and well being of adults and older people with Learning Disabilities in line with local standards and National Best Practice.

They will demonstrate and further develop an inclusive, proactive and collaborative way engaging with all relevant partners within learning disability and mainstream services to address the barriers to health and social inclusion, promoting a culture of change.

They will contribute to the development of, and ensure delivery of the wider nursing strategy and vision.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Learning Disability Registered Nurse Qualification (RNLD)MentorshipLeadership experience


  • Management/Leadership TrainingEvidence of degree level study

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Poles Copse

Poles Lane, Otterbourne



SO21 2DZ

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