Professional and Practice Development Facilitator for Admiral Nursing

Department: Clinical Services, Professional & Practice Development Team
Salary: £45,000-£50,000 (Band 8a equivalent)
Location: Home-based with some travel and overnight stays
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Annual leave: 33 days (excluding 8 bank holidays)
Other benefits: Pension – 8% contribution
Childcare Vouchers (if already in receipt of them)
Transferable NHS pension if appropriate

About the role

There are currently over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and this is expected to increase to 1 million by 2025, and 1.4 million by 2040.

In response to this, Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions that people need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline – it helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

The Professional & Practice Development Facilitator (PPDF) will support the facilitation of continuing professional and practice development for Admiral Nurses/ Nursing. Under the direction of the Head of Professional & Practice Development, they will influence the development of practice across a defined group of Admiral Nurses, with the aim of enabling positive outcomes for people living with dementia and family carers.

The post holder will be an experienced nurse, with a proven record of accomplishment in their clinical field. They will be a nurse who is committed to helping Dementia UK achieve the strategic aims outlined in the 2020 -25 Strategy and will be a natural networker and advocate.

Purpose of the Role

The post holder will work alongside team members and other DUK colleagues to support and implement the Professional and Practice Development needs of Admiral Nurses (including clinical supervision). The PPDF will provide leadership and facilitation for Admiral Nurses, using a systematic approach, which supports professional learning and the development of practice. They will support Admiral Nurses in their continuing professional development and revalidation through the use of their electronic portfolio empowering them to ‘own’ their professional development. The PPDF will work in collaboration with the Business Development, Insights and Evaluation and Consultant Admiral Teams to ensure that Admiral Nurses receive ongoing support with their professional development, meet the requirements of the AN Competency Framework and have ongoing support with their host organisation.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Caroline Scates or 07748805169.

How to apply

For the full job description, click here.

As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we shortlist on the basis of responses to the application questions only. Although we need a CV, it will not be used to shortlist and so candidates need to make sure they fully answer the questions. Please send your answers to the application questions to

Closing date: 2nd July
Interview dates: 22nd and 23rd July

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