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Student Community Nurse

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year Pro Rata, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
CLCH is looking to recruit a highly motivated experienced registered children's nurse interested in undertaking the BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Practitioner (Children's Nursing) qualification in September 2023.

This is a fully funded and salaried training place. You will be given a fixed term contract with CLCH to undertake a one year full-time course.

The student will be supported by a Community Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisors based in the Children's Community Nursing Team. This course is jointly undertaken with Bucks University

Candidates will require the following skills/knowledge:
  • Current NMC Registration for nursing (Child Branch)
  • DipHE (or above) qualification equivalent to 120 credits at level 5 (of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England) or evidence of previous education and training to this level.
  • Note some Universities will accept 60 credits at level 5/6 and offer candidates the option to APEL (accreditation of prior experiential learning)
  • For the post graduate diploma route a 2:1 Honours Degree is necessary.
  • Post registration study / learning over the past two years.
  • Recent experience of working as a registered children's nurse in a community nursing role

Please use the personal statement section of the application to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

For further details / information contact:

Alison Wright:

Sara Buttle:

Main duties of the job

  • To work towards gaining the standards of proficiency for entry to the NMC register / recordable for Specialist Community Practitioner.
  • Within the learning environment of a community nursing team, the Specialist Community Practitioner Student will develop knowledge, skills and competencies to take on the role of a qualified Specialist Community Practitioner within the Children's Nursing pathway.
  • To gain the knowledge, skills and competence required in order to exercise high levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in clinical care, focusing on four broad areas:
  • Clinical practice
  • Community Engagement
  • Clinical practice development
  • Leadership in clinical practice
  • The post of Specialist Community Practitioner Student is a development post building on existing knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve a higher level of practice resulting in an academic qualification as well as a recordable / registerable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To fulfil the requirements of the Specialist Community Practitioner programme by attending university course dates and practice placement days in accordance with University regulations
  • To work with the Community Practice Assessor to develop the skills and competencies to achieve NMC Registration Standards for Specialist Community Practice
  • With the support of the Community Practice Assessor, to link the theoretical knowledge gained through the university programme to the practice situation
  • To demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging National, Regional and local healthcare legislation, policies and guidelines as they pertain to District Nursing
  • To develop/build on skills of caseload, team leadership and management
  • To work within University Regulations pertaining to academic work and student conduct

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration for nursing [ Children's Nurse]
  • Dip HE [or above] qualification equivalent to 120 credits at level 5 [of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England] 2 or evidence of previous education and learning to this level.3
  • Evidence of post - registration study/learning over the past 2 years


  • Evidence of continual professional development at level 6 or above

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.

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

Central London Community Health Trust


The Medical Centre


W9 3XZ

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