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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Learning Disability Nurse to join our established specialist service based across Gloucestershire.

I am proud to say I started my nursing career in the Forest of Dean CLDT, it shaped me into the nurse I am today. I have worked with very experienced clinicians who have showed so much support, compassion, kindness and I will be forever grateful Jessica Wenner, Learning Disabilities Nurse.

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled Community Learning Disability Nurse for the Learning Disability Team.

This post is for individuals working at Band 6 level, however we would also be keen to consider applications from experienced Band 5s looking to develop their skills.

You will benefit from working closely with highly experienced and approachable clinicians in both teams. In addition to The Trust's excellent mentorship program we will support you through appraisals, mentoring, clinical and peer supervision.

Main duties of the job

The Community Learning Disability Nurse is a key member of the multi-disciplinary care team and will need experience in community care as the successful candidate will be required to:
  • Work independently to ensure timely delivery of a safe and effective service for people who have a range of complex needs in addition to their learning disability, eg mental health, epilepsy, dementia.
  • To manage a complex and high-risk caseload over a large geographical area. Linking with other professionals and agencies to achieve positive outcomes for service users.
  • To work flexibly based on client need and using reasonable adjustments to provide support to clients, family and carers.
  • Ensuring systems and processes are followed in accordance with Trust objectives.

The post holder will be a senior member of the team working with people across the service area who have a Learning Disability and associated complex health needs. The purpose of this role is to:
  • Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for people with learning disabilities and associated needs.
  • Supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students
  • Coordinate care for a specified group of service users
  • Support Clinical Governance initiatives at team and service level.

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)
  • Evidence of continued professional developmentEssential


  • Formal teaching and assessing course (FLAP / FLIP)
  • Registration as a non-medical prescriber with the NMC having undertaken the necessary training at Level 3
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning



  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in learning disabilities or related area, some of which should have been in a community setting
  • Extensive experience of first line assessments including the assessment of risk
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector


  • Previous experience of autonomous working
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)Desirable

Professional/Managerial Knowledge


  • Demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of evidence-based intervention with service users with Learning Disabilities
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and student nurses


  • Ability to identify and positively influence social factors affecting mental distress
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including dual diagnosis and health and social care needs

Personal Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Positive Behavioural Management (PBM)/Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)
  • Approachable and flexible
  • Be able to work under pressure and to problem solve in often chaotic and complex situations


  • Ability to engage positively with service users. Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to assimilate new concepts and approaches to care

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Colliers Court

Latimer Road


GL14 2QA

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