Admiral Nurse

Age UK Oxfordshire Abingdon United Kingdom Dementia Hybrid
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Company Description

About Us

We're a local independent charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. We want everyone to be able to love later life.

How we are funded

We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public and some charitable grants.

What we stand for: Enabling older people across the county to love later life

Age UK Oxfordshire is an independent local charity. We have over 160 dedicated staff and over 235 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Oxfordshire.

Our mission:

We work within communities to support older people to stay independent and live life to the full

Our vision:

We are working for a world where those we serve are loving life

Our values:

Our values:

  • Caring
  • Listening and amplifying people’s voices
  • Enabling and empowering by working alongside people to identify solutions
  • Passionate for better
  • Collaborative

We encourage applications from all candidates to support a more diverse workforce. We are committed to challenging all forms of discrimination and celebrating and promoting diversity throughout our work.


In collaboration with Dementia UK, Age UK Oxfordshire are looking to recruit a registered nurse (RN, RNMH, RNLD) with a passion for, and experience of, providing relationship-centred dementia care with a strong sense of advocacy and equalities for this client group.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support people with dementia and their families who have complex needs. As an Admiral Nurse you will provide specialist one-to-one support, guidance, and practical solutions for families within a clinic model, alongside supporting best practice and specialist support to colleagues in Dementia Oxfordshire.

The Admiral Nurse will launch this new role within the existing Dementia Oxfordshire service, currently provided by Age UK Oxfordshire. You will need to balance a clinic model service and best practice support, alongside setting-up, developing and evaluating the new service. You will also influence and lead on the delivery of work streams that improve the experience of care for people living with dementia (including young onset dementia), and their families from pre-diagnosis to post-bereavement in particular education about dementia for other health professionals.

You will be employed by Age UK Oxfordshire and based within the Dementia Oxfordshire Service. You will receive ongoing support from Dementia UK to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse within dementia care. You will become part of the wider network of Admiral Nurses and will have the opportunity to access relevant post graduate courses and develop professionally, as informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.

Hours; 35 hours a week

Salary; £22.89 - £24.07 per hour

Location; Home and around Oxfordshire

Closing date; 30th January 2023

Interview date; 9th February 2023


  • Flexible working
  • Free on-site parking
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays. Increasing to 30 days after 5 years continuous service
  • Charity paid cash health plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Charity sick pay


The successful applicant will be a NMC registered nurse, with significant post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and supporting their carers/supporters in different settings, including the primary care setting, along with formal knowledge of dementia acquired through clinical post-graduate training/education.

Other information

To find out more about the role of an Admiral Nurse, candidates are encouraged to complete Dementia UK’s free online: Pre Admiral Nurse eLearning course. This could be in advance of the interviews or upon an offer of employment being made.

To find out more about Dementia Oxfordshire visit their website.

If you consider that you have the skills and abilities to join our exceptional team and would like to discuss the role, please contact:

Peter Johnson (Dementia Oxfordshire Head of Service) 04764 677670

Justine Tomlinson (Service Development Consultant Admiral Nurse) – / 07833232986

Jen Langford (Development Lead) –