Admiral Nurse

Job Reference: coltencare/LH/79/429
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum, plus car allowance
Working Hours: 40 hours per week to include some weekends, night and duties
Closing Date: 18/05/2021
Job Types: Clinical Lead
Cluster: New Forest
Site: Linden House
Location: Lymington, Hampshire

Job Description

Please note you will be contacted prior to the closing date, interviews will be ongoing and we may close this vacancy early.


Admiral Nurse 

Based at Linden House in Lymington, Hampshire 

Circa £50,000 per annum, plus car allowance 

This contract is offered as 40 hours per week to include some weekends and nights

About the job

The Admiral Nurse provides strategic, professional, clinical leadership and consultancy in nursing practice 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 our portfolio of homes to provide a seamless approach to care for residents living with dementia.  This post will be based at our Outstanding Dementia Community in Lymington you will be required to provide support across our other homes in the New Forest, Winchester and Chichester. 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 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 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).

As an Admiral Nurse at Colten Care, you will demonstrate high levels of competence in the following areas:

  • Professional leadership and consultancy
  • Practice and service development and evaluation
  • Education, teaching and research
  • Expert clinical practice

You must be a car driver, able to attend meetings at other Colten Care locations.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance of £4,500 per annum
  • Relocation assistance (conditions apply)
  • Supportive induction and training from day one
  • IT equipment essential to undertake the role
  • Reimbursement of your annual NMC registration
  • Staffing levels recognised as among the best in the care sector
  • Pension scheme
  • Fantastic, homely environment with a friendly team
  • Real career progression opportunities

About us

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). 

For more information about joining our team as a Clinical Lead, please call 01425 482477.