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Senior Specialist Nurse - Suffolk Recovery Network

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Senior Specialist Substance Use Nurse - Countywide 

Do you want to help build a brighter future for communities and individuals in Suffolk doing a highly rewarding job? Turning Point’s integrated drug & alcohol services are currently expanding during a really exciting time in the sector with the start of a new contract and investment and we are looking for a talented Senior Specialist Nurse to work within our community-based substance use service in Suffolk.

As a Senior Specialist Nurse you will assist in delivering Turning Point’s Substance use strategy within a multi-disciplinary service which reflects our person centred values and the high levels of ambition we have both for the recovery of the individuals for whom we provide support and the development of our own staff. 

As a Senior Nurse we offer a starting salary of £39,375 rising each year in line with our pay progression salary bands, rising to £45,938 per year. (Dependent on experience you may be offered a starting salary above the initial starting salary).

You will have opportunities to progress your career with a structured learning journey and clearly defined career pathways that will enable you to achieve your long-term goals and work to your strengths.

Role Responsibility

  • Ensure the delivery and development of high quality, safe and effective clinical practice, pathways and multi-disciplinary team in line with the national drug strategy aims and wider health improvement agenda;
  • Work within and lead a team to plan and deliver person centred clinical interventions;
  • As a Recovery Nurse you will deliver wellbeing clinics in the community delivering Blood Bourne Virus testing and vaccination, supporting the management of community detoxifications and other harm reduction and well-being interventions;
  • Provide line management to direct reports
  • Attend meetings, including clinical team meetings, complex case, client review and supervisions;
  • Respond to clinical delivery concerns and complaints in line with the customer feedback policy.
  • Provide effective incident management, case review and completion of follow up processes;
  • Help to create a collaborative approach that links Turning Point ever closer to outside professionals and agencies, including mental health, physical health and social care services;
  • As an employee you will have access to RCNi to assist with revalidation, indemnity insurance and support from the Clinical Operations Manager, Clinical Lead (Consultant Psychiatrist) and Turning Point’s National Chief Pharmacist.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, you will need to be confident managing alcohol detoxifications.
  • Demonstratable experience of clinical leadership skills and flexible and adaptable leadership style;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/written). Ability to adapt to respond to staff, commissioners/partners and people we support;
  • Strong organisational, time management and prioritisation skills;
  • Ability to remain calm and resilient in high pressure environments;


  • Previous experience of working within the substance use sector;
  • an ability to demonstrate providing effective health interventions with hard to reach cohorts would be advantageous.

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • NMC Registration Renewal fee paid for
  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 31 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 33 days
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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