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Community Nursing Team Leader

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be an enthusiastic and experienced nurse, with Community experience a warm personality and great people skills. You will need leadership experience and be able to demonstrate innovative practice.

Showing effective management skills, you will take responsibility for the day to day running of the community nursing service.

Main duties of the job

Day to day management of Community Nursing service
  • Supporting staff to develop and enhance their capabilities
  • Supporting colleagues in the delivery of compassionate, safe and structured care
  • Work innovatively to ensure Community Service is fit for challenges and future demands
  • Plan and provide treatment in collaboration with others as appropriate

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa 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
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

Themust haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Community Nursing experience at Band 6.
  • Leadership experience
  • Have been involved with change management or innovative idea
  • Sound communication skills in order to support challenging conversations.

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 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



  • Registered Nurse - Adult
  • Specialist Practitioner qualification (DN Degree, diploma or Certificate in District Nursing) or equivalent clinical experience and leadership qualification


  • Non-Medical Prescriber /Nurse Prescriber Qualification

Continuous Professional Development


  • Active on the Mentor register
  • Evidence of Leadership & Management development


  • Teaching qualification/or willingness to undertake
  • Recognised coaching qualification or willing to undertake

Additional Requirements


  • Able to work flexibly across service areas to enhance quality of service provision
  • Valid full UK licence with confidence to drive during unsocial hours and in unusual environments with use of car for work
  • A degree of agility and the ability to manoeuvre light to moderate load


  • Able to work bank Holidays, weekends and unsocial hours to meet service need
  • Able to work in challenging environments
  • Understanding of QMIS and Quality Improvement initiatives

Previous Experience


  • Evidence of clinical leadership within a community nursing environment including coaching Teaching/assessing in practice, Recruitment and selection, Risk and Incident Reporting (Root Cause Analysis) and supporting teams in learning from findings.
  • Community Nursing experience at Band 6 for significant time
  • Able to conduct courageous conversations and support staff with performance related issues
  • Able to support and manage own workload and support others

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • In depth understanding of case co-ordination and the role of Community Nursing
  • Able to motivate self and teams to manage change
  • Works collaboratively with their counterparts from teams in other provider organisations to develop a seamless service
  • Effectively leads, manages and motivates a team by being highly visible, approachable and communicative at all levels utilising effective written, oral and presentation skills.
  • staff to undertake clinical duties implementing evidence based practice
  • Ability to influence and problem solve
  • Applies policies and procedures effectively to manage risk
  • Manage performance through the application of HR processes
  • Demonstrates flexibility to deal with the needs of unscheduled services and able to prioritise workloads and work under pressure
  • Knowledge of current DH documents/government legislation and recommendations
  • Willingness to undertake further qualifications and develop expertise in identified areas
  • Understanding of budget management and its implications


  • Creative and innovative approach to service development
  • Participation and leading in audit
  • Able to utilise IT and various media in order to support data collection and produce databases, spread-sheets and reports.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


District Nursing - Bracknell


RG12 7FR

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