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About the job

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799 per year, plus £963 essential car user allowance per year
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Are you motivated by enabling others to be more independent? Do you have a nursing qualification and are registered with the RNMH/RNLD? If yes, we want to hear from you!

We have 2 highly rewarding opportunities within the Community Learning Disabilities Team where you will be promoting the independence, inclusion and well-being of all adults with a learning disability enabling them to have control over their lives and ensure we comply with the Luton Council and Safeguarding Adults Boards policies and procedures.

The multi disciplinary team consists of Community Learning Disability Nurses, Social Workers, Social Care Assessors and Enablement Coordinators, our range of involvement includes care management, transitions, safeguarding and mental health as well as enabling people to gain independent skills and meaningful employment. We are currently undertaking a number of exciting strengths based approach projects including personal technology, connecting people and asset based community development.

You will be responsible for managing a challenging caseload while operating at all times in line with the Nursing & Midwiferies Council’s codes of conduct.

About you

Your post qualifying experience and communication skills will enable you to achieve high standards of professional service while providing professional advise and guidance to all staff and members of the public. This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

So if you are driven by helping others, have a nursing qualification and knowledge of social care & mental health legislation then we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact John Dixon on 01582 547810.

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986.

Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing