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Unit Manager (Learning Disabilities) - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

My name is Moses and I am the Matron for Berkeley House, LDISS and IHOT at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and I have am looking to appoint a Unit Manager to into my team.

We are looking for you to be able to demonstrate the leadership skills needed to manage a large multidisciplinary team and appropriate clinical experience to provide clinical leadership.

You will need to be a qualified experienced Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse with drive and ambition.

Main duties of the job

Please see below elements to the role which may be helpful for you to consider:
  • Lead the operational management and clinical oversight of the Service.
  • Provide day to day management, leadership and line management to the team
  • Oversee and ensure specialist assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for service users with complex Learning Disabilities with possible mental health conditions.
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in complex decision making, assessment and the management of clinical needs
  • Collect and collate data / information effectively for the purpose of audit, research and service performance
  • Work in partnership with service users, carers and other agencies to ensure effectiveness of outcomes

If you are interested in this post or would like any further information please contact me on 07972621398.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - Learning Disabilities RNLD or Mental Health (RNMH)
  • Significant experience as a team leader or manager working within Learning Disabilities/Mental Health


  • Formal Teaching and Assessing Certificate/ Qualification
  • Other post registration courses



  • Experience of working in an in-patient setting at management level
  • Previous experience supervising / managing staff, undertaking basic HR functions
  • Experience of working with service users with complex care needs requiring higher levels of expertise
  • Experience of audit, research and the application of evidence based practice
  • Experience of teaching, assessing and developing training programmes
  • Evidence of recent multi-disciplinary working


  • Experience in working with people whes behaviour could be described as Challenging
  • Experience in working with people on the n Autistic spectrum



  • Detailed knowledge and ability to apply and teach risk management
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, complex health and social care needs, Transforming Care agenda, positive behavioural support
  • Awareness and understanding of contemporary development in learning disabilities
  • Up to date mandatory training including Basic Life Support
  • Excellent skills in relation to the clinical management of service users
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding on the Mental Health Act, MCA and legal aspects of Mental Health Care


  • Ability to participate in Service Development Processes at a strategic level
  • Experience of Mentoring Students

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Berkeley House

Cashes Green



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