School Nurse

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
School Nurse - Knowsley

Do you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust?

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and soon to be Knowsley.

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities.

Main duties of the job

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen in the Knowsley 0-25 service for SCPHN trained school nurses with various hours. The successful candidate will have proven leadership, experience and knowledge of school nursing. If you want to make a difference to the health of school aged children within Knowsley and have a commitment to reducing health inequalities we would very much like to hear from you.

You will work closely with the, education and social care to provide services in response to identified need, both public health and safeguarding. whilst working in partnership Knowsley Local Authority to take the local children's agenda forward.

School Nursing is a fast paced, dynamic and challenging service, and as a School Nurse with us you will be given opportunity to demonstrate leadership whilst working within the public health, health promotion and safeguarding domains.

You should be well organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with children and young people both in school and within other education provider settings. You must be committed to working effectively both within a team and independently. An in depth knowledge of the current trends and developments within school nursing and the health agenda relating to children's services is essential.

About us

About the Trust

Our local and community based services support people to live well and independently, including:
  • 0-19 / 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services
  • Community Nursing
  • Sexual Health Wirral
  • Community Cardiology
  • Walk-in centres
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Teletriage
  • Community Dental
  • Social Care
  • End of Life Care

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning.

You can read more about the Trust via the careers section on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for further information relating to this exciting job role.

Please note this role requires the SCPHN Qualification for School Nursing.

Person Specification



  • RN (Adult or Child/RSCN)
  • 2 years experience school nursing
  • Leadership Level 6
  • Mentorship Level 6


  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Solihull Approach Trained
  • Promotional Interviewing trained
  • Mentorship Level 7
  • Leadership Level 7

Experience and knowledge


  • Experience of managing a School Nurse Caseload
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of managing people and complex situations
  • Experience of leading the assessment, planning and evaluation of care
  • Experience of integrated working
  • Immunisation trained
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding issues

Skills and attributes


  • Good verbal, non verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Key board skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to support and motivate staff
  • Ability to support students in placements


  • Experience of audit and data collection and collation
  • Experience of delivering group work

Personal qualities


  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Commitment
  • Vision

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust




L36 3TN

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