Royal Naval Benevolent Trust – Clinical Lead


We are looking for a nurse (RGN or RMN) who wants a new challenge and is willing to go the extra mile. If you are obsessive about quality of service and have a passion for the complexity of caring for our young at heart Veterans, we would like to hear from you.

The RNBT is commissioning a luxury 66 Bedded Nursing, Dementia and Residential home in Portsmouth, due to open June 2022. The home serves Royal Naval veterans (45+years of age), and their dependents and offers the post holder the opportunity to be part of a forward thinking management team who want to facilitate a truly outstanding home including employing and developing nurses and care givers.

The post holder will be central to the commissioning process, initially leading the clinical elements of commissioning and developing and implementing whole systems for care to support the homes community. In addition the post holder will oversee the employment and participate in the training of care givers and nurses.

Promoting team work throughout the home is core to the delivery of excellence in care provision, ensuring clinical audit and compliance targets are met and to advise senior management on clinical issues as needed.

The post holder will not only advice but be part of the senior management team supporting the Home Manager in the day to day management of the home, contribute to the strategic direction, Quality Assurance and governance.

As the Clinical Lead the post holder will guide and mentor Care Practitioners, Associate Nurses and Nurses as well as innovate through a sound knowledge of disease management. It is the Clinical Leads responsibility to build trust and show leadership skill and be a champion for dignity & respect.

We employ based on our assessment of your understanding and fit to our values.  This means we look beyond the essential requirements and at interview we are expecting a candidate to show how they meet our values and how they would interpret this role with our framework.

Our Values are:

Community: Everyone (beneficiaries, relatives, volunteers, and Home staff and HQ staff) form a unique bond of trust, comradery and compassion.  Everyone in the community counts and is part of a larger inclusive family built     on honesty, respect and common understanding.

Clarity: Openness – Everyone in the community has the right to know information about themselves and how their community as a whole is faring.

Courage: Care will be innovative and forward thinking whilst supporting our beneficiaries in everyday activities and risk management.

Commitment: We are committed to our beneficiaries and will provide continuity of care through a holistic approach based on want, acceptance and being heard.

Paid monthly in arrears, Pension employer contribution of 7%, employee 3%. After successful completion of 6 months probation: Private Health Insurance, In-service Death Benefit

To apply

Please send email CV + covering letter to 

Closing date: 30 October


Criteria Essential Desirable
Reflect our values in how they present and in answers X  
Understands and demonstrates the 6 Cs of care:







Professional Specifications
Registered Nurse / Registered Mental Nurse with an active PIN and no restrictions X  
Has a comprehensive knowledge of the NMC ‘Codes of Practice’ and SFC ‘Codes of Conduct’ for HCAs X  
Has a current knowledge appropriate to older people e.g. diabetes, dementia X  
Armed forces background   X
Managed a PDP reviews and Job Chats – supervisions/appraisals   X
Experienced trainer &  mentor   X
Experience of dealing with external agencies   X
Extensive experience of managing complex co-morbidities X  
Management Specifications
Experience of commissioning   X
Have a sound understanding of Governance & Clinical Audit X  
A track record of leading a team of professional staff through positive change X  
A track record of team building and motivating staff to meet organisational goals X  
Can demonstrate the ability to use own initiative & a self-starter:  thinks outside the box X  
Is supportive X  
Not afraid to speak out X  
Understands and has experience of safeguarding and MCA X  
Has experience of managing a budget   X
Soft Skills
Is enthusiastic and can demonstrates how they  rise to a challenge X  
Able to bring good ideas to the table and understands best practice X  
Is adaptable X  
Is engaging & can converse across different sectors & people X  


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