Please wait, loading

Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£51,383 - £57,596 per annum, inc. HCA
Today at 23:59

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a reputation for providing a world-class service for people with diabetes and we have a vacancy to support us to continue that provision. We are looking for Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Lead DSN) to manage the hard working & high achieving team of DSNs at Kings. The post holder will be specifically employed to provide management for the DSNs at Kings College Hospital – Denmark Hill and Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and provide expert clinical service for people with diabetes, most especially for people with type 1.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a major UK Teaching Hospital with a well-established national and international reputation for clinical excellence, innovation and achievement. From 1 October 2013 our organisation has significantly enlarged to include the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) in Bromley and Orpington Hospital. We also run services from Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

We encourage everyone at the Trust to work together as part of Team Kings’ to ensure we achieve the best in everything we do – now and in the future. The chance to be part of our dedicated workforce in a Trust where innovation and the desire to make a difference are key in what attracts people from around the UK and the rest of the world to join Kings’. Patients are at the heart of these plans and their aim is to ensure that the local community has access to excellent healthcare.

We would welcome an application from you if you have:

- Excellent people management skills

- Excellent team working skills

- Working as a senior practitioner/expert nurse in the specialty of diabetes

- Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise work

- Involved in audit/research

You will be part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team and you will play an instrumental part in the smooth running of the department. For further details about the post, including informal visits, please contact: Helen Rogers on 020 3299 1717 or Alison Cox on 02032991709 or

Capital Nurse, LondonApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

 Helen Rogers on 020 3299 1717 or Alison Cox on 02032991709 or