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Role Summary

Looking for a new challenge?

Want to develop your leadership skills, with the support of a Band 7, to support an enthusiastic and developing team?

If you are passionate about providing high quality nursing care to people in their own homes and want to support individuals to remain in their preferred place of care, preventing unplanned admissions, then the Out of Hours Nursing Team within Community Health and Social Care is for you.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, experienced nurses to the Band 6 role of Community Nurse Specialist. You will be able to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment to community nursing, highly developed clinical skills to share as the clinical expert and be able to evidence your leadership skills/experience to support junior team members. The post-holder will be supported by the Team Manager and a Clinical Matron.  

Our Out of Hours Team, consists of nurses and healthcare assistants. The team provides unplanned care to ensure we support the needs of our populations around the clock, undertaking responsive holistic nursing and social care as required. The caseload covers a broad range including end of life care, admission avoidance and support for timely hospital discharge. The team also provide clinical support for our Urgent Community Response support workers between the hours of 5pm – 10pm.

This post provides a huge opportunity to harness the enthusiasm of the current team to develop the service further, enhancing the nursing skills of junior staff to broaden the provision available to patients. Support will be given to undertake the SPQ qualification.

Applicants will be required to commit to all shift patterns within the team, however preferences will be taken into consideration; applicants will need to be comfortable with driving, sometimes long distances across the geography; the team uses Trust pool cars.

Working Pattern: The team provides a service from 16:00 – 08.00 hours worked over 2 shift patterns 16:00 – 00:00 hours and 22:30 – 08:00 hours. These shifts attract pay enhancements in line with Agenda for Change. The team supports the community population across Exeter, East and Mid Devon; we are based in Ottery St Mary.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Hilary White, Community Nurse Team Manager on

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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