Skip to main content

This job has expired

Community Learning Disability Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum ( Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a Community Learning Disability Nurse (Band 6, (37.5 hours per week), permanent contract) to work in our Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities in the Slough and Reading locality.

We are looking for a learning disability nurse who will join our multi-disciplinary team and help to make a difference to the quality of life for people with learning disabilities. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a wide range of people with many diverse and complex needs. This is a great opportunity to work in the community providing you with a unique opportunity to develop and learn within the learning disability service.

You may already be a learning disability nurse working with people with a learning disability and are looking to take the next step into a community multi-disciplinary team, looking for a new challenge. Then why not contact us if you are ready for a new challenge.

You will be expected to do some of your visits remotely & face-to-face, working in a multi-disciplinary team approach, including working with private care providers and families. The ability to educate and influence is therefore essential.

As a Trust we support our staff on-going personal developments, yearly appraisals, regular clinical supervision with the senior learning disability nurse and encourage career development and training to enable you to keep up to date with the current healthcare standards.

Main duties of the job

o To manage a caseload

o To contribute to comprehensive specialist nursing assessment

o To promote and facilitate access to primary and secondary healthcare for individuals with a learning disability including health checks and health action plans

o To provide specialist advice and therapeutic interventions to parents and carers of people with a learning

o To provide and facilitate health education and promotion to include both individual and group work

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Registered Nurse for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Current registration with the NMC
  • To hold a driving licence and have access to a car
  • To have a good understanding of reasonable adjustment

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Erica Nthini on 07813996855 email : wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • RNLD
  • Current registration with NMC


  • Teaching qualification e.g., ENB 998 or equivalent / mentorship

Previous Experience


  • Working with people that have a learning disability.
  • Working with people who have Epilepsy.
  • To have post qualification experience of working with people with a learning disability, for 2 years.


  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Working with families
  • Working with people who challenge
  • Work with people with mental health problems.
  • Work with people with complex/profound disabilities.
  • Working with people who have Dementia.
  • Working with sexual health and support.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Knowledge of Epilepsy, in relation to people with learning disabilities.
  • Knowledge of approaches to challenging behaviour.
  • Understanding/knowledge of current philosophies of care e.g., valuing people.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to effectively manage self and others e.g., Time management caseload management.
  • Able to demonstrate reflective practice.
  • Ability to relate theory/research to practice.


  • Awareness of research methods.
  • Ability to use a range of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions
  • Ability to assess and manage clinical risk.

Additional Requirements


  • To hold a driving licence and have access to a car daily.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


CTPLD Slough , Observatory House



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert