Learning Disability Nurse Consultant

Ferham House, Rotherham

Learning Disability Consultant 

Position: Learning Disability Consultant 
Location: Working across Exemplar Health Care 

Contract type: Full time 
Rate: Up too £60,000 + £3,000 Car Allowance DOE 

This is an exciting opportunity to join us as our new Learning Disability Consultant.

In this role, you’ll support the Head of Service in developing and delivering the strategic plan for behaviour support and learning disabilities.

You’ll also support the Clinical Team to deliver continuous improvement in quality standards, understand the root cause for incidents and  give support, advice and solutions to the operational team in managing.

About Exemplar Health Care 

Exemplar Health Care is one of the country’s leading nursing care providers for adults living with complex needs. 

We have 50 care homes across England that support adults living with complex mental health needs, dementia, neuro-disabilities and physical disabilities. 

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.

About the role 

As a Learning Disability Consultant with Exemplar Health Care, you’ll work with colleagues in the Behaviour Support and Clinical Team to ensure the people we support with learning disabilities, autism and developmental disorders receive the best possible care.

You’ll contribute and deliver specialist training to colleagues to support continuous professional development and support the behaviour support and mental health team to offer support and reports on people who require frequent/on-going mental health and behavioural support in line with best practice.

No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • demonstrating highly advanced clinical skills and expert practice by overseeing/managing a caseload of people with a learning disability and/or autism 
  • having knowledge, training and experience in relation to the health care needs of this specialist group of people, and the ability to identify risks and benefits of new developments in area of practice and provide clinical supervision to others
  • working in accordance with relevant legal and ethical requirements e.g. Mental Health Act, NICE guidelines, Equality Act, Health and Safety at Work Act and appropriate codes of professional conduct and practise (e.g. NMC)
  • providing rapid triage service in response to people we support experiencing mental health/behavioural crisis, providing effective liaison between key stakeholders
  • providing wellbeing interventions, advice, and guidance and support for people experiencing complex learning disabilities and other conditions to enable them to live meaningful lives within the care home setting
  • completing detailed post incident investigations and support RCA reporting and ensure the follow up of recommended actions in the operational line.

Download the job description for a full list of responsibilities. 

About you
Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.

You’ll also have:

  • a Registered RNLD nurse qualfication
  • evidence of further professional development in relation to current learning disability initiatives care, management or quality
  • an understanding of the UK regulatory framework and experience working with regulators and safeguarding teams
  • a strong care focus
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • a pragmatic approach with strong problem solving and analytical skills and ability to apply these in complex and challenging situations
  • ability to coach and motivate others
  • ability to work collaboratively across the business.


What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • excellent supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • retail and lifestyle discounts
  • free DBS check
  • electric car salary sacrifice scheme
  • paid NMC membership
  • paid access to the RCNi Learning platform
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.

How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’.

For an informal chat about joining us, please contact chughes@exemplarhc.com or call 07538589181. 


Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.


Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.


Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.


Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.


Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish.