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Team leader

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Band 6 nurse to join one of our Community Nursing teams based at Hawkhurst Community Hospital, Weald. The service operates seven days a week from 8am- 6pm. These extended working hours allows more flexible working for anyone looking for more flexible hours.

Weekend working is generally on a 1:4 ratio with days off duringthe week.

Main duties of the job

There are two teams supporting patients registered with GP practices working in the Hawkhurst area and surrounding villages within the Weald Primary Care Network.Each team has two senior nurses who to take responsibility for a defined geographical area, and provide clinical leadership to their Band 5, Band 4 and Band 3 staff. The team willwork together to manage caseload patients delivering a high-quality service.

Candidates will be expected to be experienced nurses with relevant transferrable clinical skills.Candidates wanting to move to a community setting with advanced clinical skills or expertise will be considered. KCHFT is keen to support development and therefore, candidateswithout the specialist District Nurse qualification or having a recognised advanced clinical skills/module will be considered for trainee posts.

Using the named nurse model, we want to allow nurses to spend more time with patients, promoting self-management where possible, and improving patient lives.Staff will be required to drive their own car and are able to claim mileage costs and access the NHS car lease provision, following their probationary period.

Additional Working Pattern: Monday to Friday with alternative weekends

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 9th June 2023.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • First level Registered Nurse with evidence of post registration relevant clinical and learning modules
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Evidence of recent study.
  • Evidence of post graduate development at Level 6
  • Working towards Masters level of Study
  • Management/supervisory qualification or experience
  • District Nurse qualification or Enhanced physical assessment course



  • 5 years' experience in a variety of settings including area of practice.
  • Evidence of supporting others [mentor/educator/supervisor]


  • Practical experience in managing health related projects
  • Experience of leading and managing teams
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ AT-P/ CIS)



  • Understanding of NSF's and NICE guidance relevant to care setting
  • Evidence of relevant continued professional development and implementation into practice within last 12 months



  • Ability To work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical practice and current legal /ethical issues in nursing
  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post
  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups
  • Ability to manage time effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Change management skills
  • Ability to make clinical decisions and take appropriate action
  • Awareness of KCHFT strategic direction and ability to incorporate this with a clear vision of patient care and service delivery.
  • Budgetary awareness
  • Understanding of quality standards and audits
  • Evidence of innovative clinical practice development


  • Leadership/motivation skills
  • Research awareness

Personal Attributes


  • Team player
  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice
  • Ability to act as a role model
  • Ability to work with unpredictable work patterns

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior clinical and operational lead
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures

Additional Requirements


  • Must have a clean, valid UK drivers license and own a car.

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

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Hawkhurst Community Hospital


TN18 4PU

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