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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Diabetes)

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic Nurse interested in pursuing an exciting career in the unique specialty of Diabetes? If so we have the right job for you.

The North Devon Hospital Diabetes Nurse Team are looking to recruit a Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join their team of highly enthusiastic and motivated professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality Diabetes care to the population of North Devon.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The Diabetes Specialist Nurse role is in-patient and outpatient-based, providing support, care and education to our patients with diabetes. The role provides significant emotional support to those with new diagnoses and those managing long-term conditions. An essential element to the role is the ability to provide education, at a level accessible to the individual, both to our patient group and to our Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust colleagues across the Northern site. As competence in the speciality progresses there will also be the opportunity to undertake and utilise the Non-Medical Prescribing qualification. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical expertise to our patient group. You will display excellent organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with integrated care partners as a member of a team as well as autonomously, following a thorough induction period. You will strive to promote a culture where care is safe, timely and well-coordinated for patients with diabetes in our community.

There will be an initial period of comprehensive training with the Diabetes Specialist Nurses who will nurture your skill development according to established competencies. There may be an opportunity for remote working.

Previous experience as a Diabetes Nurse is desirable but not essential and we are equally keen to receive applications from individuals at Band 6 who are motivated to learn and rise to a new challenge! This will be an exciting role with developmental opportunities to support you as your skills and knowledge progress.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week to include weekends and bank holidays

Interview Date: Tuesday 9th July 2024

For further information please contact: Poe Budge, Lead Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist, on 01271 3491105 ext 3105 or email

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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