Job Description

Full Job Description

£35,625 – £38,679, PRO RATA per annum. This is a part time role of 35 hours per week.
Permanent, 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Employee Assistance Helpline, Life Assurance. Voluntary Benefits: Group Pension Plan, Cycle to Work Scheme, Charity Worker Discounts.
Contractual hours
Part time
Job category/type
+ Care and Nursing

About The Royal British Legion

Careers in Care, Nursing and Recovery

Across the country, in every city and on every street, the Legion is there to support our Armed Forces community. As the largest charity of our kind, we have 235,000 members, 60,000 volunteers and a network of partners all helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

And our Care, Nursing and Recovery teams are there when people need us most. Supporting this community throughout the nation with understanding and compassion.

As part of this team you will be helping those living with dementia, supporting carers, or ensuring ex-service personnel and their families can live safely at home.

It’s this mission challenge and the values we all live by, that makes the Legion such a fulfilling place to thrive.

If you want to give your days meaning. To put your passion into a role with real impact. To support people and be supported yourself. In an inclusive team that faces every challenge together. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we think you’ll find a role here that works for you.


The Role

In partnership with Dementia UK, we are looking to add to our team of successful and highly-valued Admiral Nurses and are now looking to appoint an Admiral Nurse to be based in the East Dorset area.

We are looking for someone who has the compassion, focus and desire to become real ambassadors for dementia care. Based at home, you will provide a peripatetic service, visiting people in their homes and community settings.

The successful candidate will support the Lead Admiral Nurse in providing this service.



You will be a RMN or RGN (with an accredited dementia qualification) and have had a minimum 2 years post qualification experience in dementia care and experience of providing person-centered dementia care and advocacy for this client group and their support network.

You will work with and support families and carers of people living with dementia, by using a range of interventions to help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships.

Working collaboratively with other professionals, Admiral Nurses seek to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.

In return we offer a competitive salary, employee assistance programme and on-going professional development. Your professional development will be additionally supported by Dementia UK’s comprehensive practice development framework.


One of our Admiral nurses and their experience of joining RBL.

“I became an Admiral Nurse with the RBL in 2016. I had worked in OPMH in the NHS for 20 years. Becoming an Admiral Nurse was the best thing I have ever done in my career. I have the freedom to work creatively with Carers, and people living with dementia, in helping them to meet identified needs. I was worried initially having not worked specifically with service men and women previously, but soon became aware that this is something you learn about as you engage with the carers and beneficiaries, and the wider RBL family. It is truly rewarding.

As a team, we do cover a large area; however, I manage my own caseload and I work from home, which enables me to be efficient with my time. Our manager works as part of the team and is very supportive. Full IT support is also on hand. We meet up as a team regularly, both face to face and via technology. As Admiral Nurses we all receive excellent supervision – via RBL, and DUK, and a variety of training and development opportunities. We also have a good pension scheme and rewards and benefits package. I can honestly say I have never looked back and would not want to be doing anything else. “

To find out more about the role of an Admiral Nurse, candidates are also 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 but prior to starting in post. Details about this course can be found on the Dementia UK website search How to become an Admiral Nurse @

The role is homebased with regular travel.

Please note this role will close on 17th July 2022.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding, and service we show each and every individual should be reflected in the way we all support, respect, and include every individual who works with us. We want everyone involved in our work or receiving our services, to feel proud to contribute to or be part of a diverse and inclusive organisation.

We recognise that we still have a long way to go to ensure that we make the RBL a truly great and inclusive organisation to work for and be part of so we have set out our commitments to provide a clear path to deliver this ambition. We will keep listening, learning, and sharing our progress and impact.

To find out more about this role, please contact Sharon Court on 07918563766 or email :