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NHS AfC: Band 5 & 6

Main area
Learning Disabilities, Autism
NHS AfC: Band 5 & 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Up to 37.5 hours per week)
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Derbyshire County wide opportunities
Derbyshire County wide opportunities
£25,655 - £39,027 pa, pro-rata (dependent on experience)
Salary period
01/11/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

Do you have a passion for improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism?

If so, welcome to Derbyshire Neurodevelopmental Services!

Due to expanding services and increased investments we are looking to recruit skilled and compassionate nurses to work across our Learning Disabilities and Autism services. 

We have posts in an inpatient Assessment and Treatment unit in Chesterfield, across community services including IST (Intensive Support Team) and Specialist Autism teams in both North and South Derbyshire.

Main duties of the job

For band 5 nurses we offer posts in the assessment and treatment unit with clear and structured support and career progression through to band 6 and beyond.

We offer protected time off the ward to support you to continue to read and learn. In addition to this we also offer further opportunities to rotate throughout all our services to give our staff the breadth of experience across all the division alongside career development and personal/professional support. 

These opportunities are available to newly qualified, students in their final year of study and those with experience in this field.

For band 6 nurses with relevant experience we want you to come to Derbyshire with inspiration and ideas on how we can improve our services to meet our communities’ needs.

As a service we empower individuals to help shape the future of our services and in return we will value and support your professional and personal development by offering access to East Midlands Leadership Academy courses, ongoing CPD, coaching and support. 

Join our services that are highly rated by the CQC and are recognised for creating a diverse and inclusive environment. 

Valuing our colleagues and service users, we pride ourselves on making you feel welcome from the moment you make contact and look forward to welcoming you into the Derbyshire ND Family!

We'd love to speak to you about these amazing opportunities and where you would like to start your Derbyshire ND career pathway.

Working for our organisation

We provide high quality patient care within an inclusive organisation that works together and shows care and compassion for each other.  We strive for innovation and improvement for the service and individuals that work within it.

Come and join the Derbyshire Neurodevelopmental service.  As well as the usual NHS benefits available to our staff, here are just a few more: 

  • Option to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave
  • Free parking at all of our sites
  • Local attraction discounts
  • Staff health & wellbeing programmes supported by our award winning wellbeing team
  • Lease car scheme
  • Relocation package (qualifying criteria)

Please note – due to demand, this advert may close early so please submit your application form as soon as possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

There are a number of different roles available within the Derbyshire Neurodevelopmental Services at band 5 and band 6 level.  A sample of job descriptions are available via the 'Apply for this job' button but this does not include all of them.  Please make contact for more information.

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Person specification


Essential criteria
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent training
  • Learning disability / Autism experience


Essential criteria
  • Communication/interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Good team member
Desirable criteria
  • Able to use own initiative
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicola Myronko
Job title
Operational Service Line Manager
Email address
Telephone number
07816 066035
Additional information

Krissie Sadler-Brough -   tel: 07717 571917

Stuart Clensy –   tel:  07920 253408