Admiral Nurse – Colten Care

  • Employer: Colten Care
  • Location: Lymington, Hampshire
  • Grade: Equivalent to Band 7
  • Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum, plus car allowance
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, to include some weekends and night duties
  • Contract: Permanent

About the job

The Admiral Nurse provides strategic, professional, clinical leadership and consultancy in relationship-centred dementia care throughout Colten Care. You’ll contribute to and influence training and education programs to increase awareness and promote best practice in dementia care throughout the company.

The Admiral Nurse works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders across Colten Care’s portfolio of homes to provide a seamless approach to care for residents living with dementia and their families. The new post will be based at our Outstanding Dementia Community in Lymington.. This is a high profile role, to complement our existing Admiral Nurse. You will act as the clinical lead in the provision of dementia services with a focus on both strategic and clinical issues. The role includes practical, clinical care of residents within our homes, and supporting their families, along with the wider remit of consultation, education and evaluation, acting as the ‘expert resource’ for dementia at Colten Care.

About you

You’ll be an exceptional individual who, through your experience and knowledge, can influence, lead and motivate team members at all levels. We’re looking for a specialist Nurse in dementia, someone who can instil a passion for relationship-centred dementia care within our homes to further develop our teams’ approach and thinking.

You’ll demonstrate excellent communication skills using a variety of internal communication strategies to advise and liaise with team members at varying levels of the business (e.g. presentations, training, meetings, written documents etc).

About Colten Care

We are a family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Seven of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in older person’s care, recognised as the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the national public review site (rating awarded March 2020).

Further information

For more information about joining our team as an Admiral Nurse, please call 01425 482477.

For more information about the Admiral Nurse role, please contact Rachel Johnstone, Dementia UK, on 07876 442923.

To find out more about the role of an Admiral Nurse, candidates are also encouraged to complete Dementia UK’s free online Pre Admiral Nurse eLearning course.


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Download the job description here.

Closing date: 18th May

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