Diabetes Nurse Educator

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the integrated diabetes nursing team within Swindon for a period of 12 months. This post will be based within the community diabetes team with a focus on providing education to people with Type 2 diabetes. There will also be the opportunity to support clinical activity within the team and to provide support and education to health care professionals.

Main duties of the job

The Diabetes Nurse Educator will be a registered professional working within the integrated diabetes nursing team with a specific focus on providing structured education sessions for people living with type 2 diabetes. The role will also include supporting clinical activity within the team and providing support and education to health care professionals in addition to people living with diabetes and their family / carers.

The Diabetes Nurse Educator will be committed to promoting improved quality of life, for the individual living with diabetes and their family.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

Service We will put our patients first

Teamwork We will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

Respect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances, in discussion with the post holder. This role profile is intended to provide a broad outline of the main responsibilities only. The post holder will need to be flexible in developing the role with initial and on-going discussions with the designated manager.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of recent development
  • Proven ability in teaching and presentation skills


  • Relevant post registration diabetes course eg "Care of the adult with Diabetes module"
  • Recognised Teaching qualification
  • Advanced communication skills course or counselling course



  • Clinical diabetes experience
  • Evidence of management/ leadership skills and autonomous practice
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Can demonstrate clinical experience in a variety of areas
  • Practical experience of working with people with diabetes and their families / carers


  • Delivering patient education sessions
  • Experience in independent diabetes clinic consultation
  • Insulin initiation teaching



  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Effective communication skills (both verbally and written)
  • Empowerment and counselling skills
  • Be able to manage time and workload effectively
  • Approachable, honest, enthusiastic and reliable

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Eldene Health Centre




Employer's website

https://www.gwh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Sarah Fitzpatrick



Date posted

22 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year pro rata per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Eldene Health Centre




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