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Community Sister

Band 6

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Berkshire Wide - Multiple sites
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
20/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.



Community nursing sister or Community charge nurse – Roles across Berkshire


If you’re reading this ad, you’re very likely to already be on your community nursing career journey; if that is the case there is no better stop to make on that journey than to join the community nursing family at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 

As the largest provider of community services within the Berkshire county Berkshire we have grown a workforce that delivers excellence when responding to that demand. This was evident within our most recent CQC report, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were awarded “Good”, the first community and mental health trust in the south to be awarded this rating, we aim to continue these standards and exceed through the development of our workforce. 

As a Community nursing sister/change nurse, you will be integral in maintaining those standards as you manage a team of community nurses whilst being accountable for the care of the team. We understand that supporting, developing and nurturing our staff leads to outstanding patient care. We have a variety of opportunities to help you develop both your skills and your career, introduce and implement innovations within your service and make a true difference to the lives of our service users.

About the role:

  • You will line manage a team of band 5 community staff nurses and healthcare practitioners with support from a district nurse.
  • You will support and nurture your team to be autonomous, skilled practitioners
  • You will visit patients on a daily basis in their own homes
  • You will assess for and provide high quality nursing care to a range of patients with varying healthcare needs
  • Some of the healthcare you will be expected to provide include; end of life care, wound management, and much more.
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time opportunities available
  • Shift times vary across Berkshire


We have vacancies in the following localities which also cover the areas stated: 

  • Bracknell - Ascot, Sandhurst and Crowthorne
  • Maidenhead – Coockham, Hollyport, Bray, Fifield, Twyford
  • Newbury – Thatcham, Chieveley ,Compton, Chapel Row, Kintbury ,Woolton Hill,Hungerford and Lambourn
  • Reading - Reading centre, Caversham, Tilehurst (Potteries, Groveland, Western Elms, Circuit lane), Burghfield, Pangbourne, Theale.
  • Slough - Colnbrook, Langley, Britwell and Cippenham.
  • Windsor - Dedworth, Eton, Eton Wick, Datchet, Wraysbury, Old Windsor and Englefield Green, Runnymede.
  • Wokingham – Woodley, Earley, Lower Earley, Shinfield, Swallowfield, Arborfield, Three Mile Cross, Twyford, Wargrave, Knowle Hill, Waltham St Lawrence, Finchampstead, Crowthorne, Eversley, Winnersh, Hurst


If you are not already familiar with Berkshire, it’s worth noting that it possesses some of the UK’s most stunning rural countryside’s, whilst offering a wide range of shopping destinations, local pubs and the finest dining venues.

With transport links to London and Heathrow and excellent motorway links, you’ll find yourself situated perfectly. 

Some of the benefits of joining our team: 

  • AfC Salary ranging from £28,050 to £36,644 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work life balance.
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car.
  • Lease car scheme 
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support 
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice.
  • Child care vouchers 
  • And so much more 

The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role 

  1. A desire to develop leadership and management skills
  2. A passion for community nursing, that matches our passion to provide excellent healthcare for our patients within their own home
  3. Adult nursing qualification along with NMC registration
  4. A full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes 

Should you match up to the 4 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application to work at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust!

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details about this role or questions in general about working for Berkshire Healthcare please contact Diane Owen on 07876352419 or via email at

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