LS25/26 Admiral Nurse (Clinical Lead)

South and East Leeds GP Group

The closing date is 22 May 2022

Job summary

LS25/26 Primary Care Network (PCN) is one of two PCNs in Leeds which is working with Dementia UK to employ and integrate the Admiral Nurse role into Primary Care. This is a model which has already been trialled successfully in other parts of the country.

Main duties of the job

The role will provide a high level of care and support for people living with dementia, and their families, to maintain and enhance people’s quality of life. It will also build on the skills and knowledge of primary care and care home staff in our area.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who offer expert practical, clinical and emotional support to both people with dementia and their families / informal carers.

For the Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead post we are looking for an exceptionally skilled Registered Nurse (adult/mental health/learning disability) with a passion for, and significant demonstrable track record of, providing person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care with a strong sense of advocacy and equalities for this client group. Combining direct work with families with supporting the best practice of health and social care professionals, you will call upon your impressive knowledge of bio-psychosocial interventions to improve the experience and quality of life of people and families affected by dementia.

Dementia UK will support you to maintain and strengthen your clinical and leadership expertise as a specialist Admiral Nurse through regular clinical supervision and practice and professional development opportunities. 

About us

SEL GP Group will employ the Admiral Nurse who will be deployed to LS25/26 PCN, working across the PCN’s 7 practices and 12 older people’s care homes. There will be close links with the community neighbourhood teams, memory support workers, the older person’s mental health team and voluntary sector organisations.

The Admiral Nurse in LS25/26 will be part of our growing team of professionals based within the primary care network working together with GP practices to deliver holistic care. The Admiral Nurse will be part of our multi-disciplinary team and work alongside nurses, therapists, primary care, social care and third sector providers, amongst others, you will also benefit from being a part of a Clinical Network of Admiral Nurses working across West Yorkshire and beyond.

The post holder will need to have the ability to work in a variety of settings, across our PCN. The role will include seeing individuals, carers and families individually, and providing education/ training, as well as balancing a clinical caseload - all whilst setting-up, developing, maintaining and evaluating a new service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job title: Admiral Nurse, (Clinical Lead)

Location: LS25/26 Primary Care Network (PCN)

Employer: South and East Leeds GP Confederation (deployed to LS25/26 PCN)

Reporting to: Clinical Director

Salary: £40,057 – £45,839

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Person Specification



  • Significant post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters in different settings, including community/primary care
  • Experience of completing holistic nursing assessments
  • Experience of providing bio-psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of recent involvement in practice/ service development
  • Experience of facilitating and delivering training
  • Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Experience of managing care across care transitions
  • Ability to lead and manage services
  • Experience of professional supervision of staff
  • Experience of audit/ evaluating clinical practice


  • Experience of undertaking staff performance reviews and planned development of staff
  • Experience of working with patients/ clients to develop practice
  • Experience of older persons medicine and palliative care
  • Experience of working within or alongside Primary care teams
  • Experience of supporting systematic practice development/ quality improvement

Skills and Knowledge


  • Demonstrate all the 6 Admiral Nurse competencies:
  • Person-centred care
  • Therapeutic skills
  • Triadic relationship centred working
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Delivering best practice
  • Critical reflective practice
  • Effective role-modelling
  • Collaborative and multi-agency working
  • Act as a decision maker and advocate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to use Information Technology to improve the delivery of care
  • Ability to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data for service evaluation and development
  • Application of sources of research and research methods to evaluate and enhance practice
  • Ability to provide supervision, critical companionship and support to team members
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Ability to write/present for a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of relevant policies/national strategy e.g. MCA/DoLS/ACP/NICE guideline/Care Act


  • Understanding of competency frameworks

Aptitudes and Attributes


  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Ability to operate effectively with a constantly developing relationship with key stakeholders and associated agencies
  • Ability to work in groups/one to one
  • Ability to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy
  • Ability to treat families affected by dementia with respect and dignity, adopting a culturally sensitive approach that considers the needs of the whole person
  • Positive mental attitude and a willingness to discuss and negotiate issues and ideas with the appropriate team / individual
  • Ability to learn through practice
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality of care
  • Demonstrates integrity, compassion and a caring nature



  • Registered Nurse (RMN/RNMH/RGN/RNLD)
  • Post registration qualification / training in dementia
  • Post-graduate training/ education in dementia/older people
  • Willingness to work towards continued professional and practice development through Dementia UKs Admiral Nurse Academy, including the level 6 or 7 Admiral Nurse Competency Framework Module.


  • Additional nursing qualification
  • Masters level qualification in dementia / older peoples care
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Relevant teaching qualification

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.

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

South and East Leeds GP Group


1st Floor Park Edge Practice

Asket Drive


West Yorkshire

LS14 1HX

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For questions about the job, contact:

Abigail Hall


Date posted

25 April 2022

Pay scheme



£40,057 to £45,839 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

1st Floor Park Edge Practice

Asket Drive


West Yorkshire

LS14 1HX

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