Specialist Public Health Nurse - School Health

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Band 6 Public Health Nurse (Schools) to become part of the Worcestershire Starting Well Partnership Public Health Nursing Team.

If you would like to join a progressive, forward thinking and innovative team then we would like to hear from you. We welcome experienced and newly qualified School Health Nurses to apply to join us in utilising their Specialist Public Health Nursing/School Health knowledge and skills to play a pivotal role working within the Starting Well Partnership.

Hours available from 22.5 37.5 with flexibility on days worked (Monday Friday). We continue to offer a blend of home and office working with necessary equipment provided. We are also a uniformed service.

If you are passionate, self-motivated and wish to contribute to the development of the Starting Well Service Team in Worcestershire then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.

We believe the best way to find out if a role is right for you is to have an informal chat so please do call, email or arrange a visit and meet the team.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will work as part of an innovative Starting Well team led by Specialist Public Health Nurses, Team Leaders and Managers.

You will be part of an integrated team that includes Community Public Health Nurses, Health Care Support Workers, Community Health Connectors, Parent Support Workers, Breastfeeding Support Workers, Administrative staff, Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses and Peer Supporters all working together to provide the best service for families in Worcestershire.

The Starting Well Partnership brings together: Barnardos, Action for Children and Redditch Borough Council which aims to deliver a new countywide model, reflecting a change in how we support local children, young people and families.

Worcestershire has a multi-cultural community, providing opportunity to work with a diverse population which makes this an incredibly stimulating and rewarding environment to work in.

The Starting Well service operates across the five Worcestershire localities of Redditch, Bromsgrove, Worcester, Malvern, Wyre Forest and Wychavon.

You would be working from either Kidderminster health centre base in the Wyre Forest, Pershore Health Centre in Wychavon or Malverns Prospect View Medical Centre

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Recent nursing experience post registration.
  • Previous experience providing a health service to children and young people and families
  • Able to demonstrate evidence-based practice



  • Knowledge of Public Health Developments/agenda
  • Knowledge of current NHS priorities in relation to children young people and families
  • Have an understanding of confidentiality

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to Challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • Good numeracy skills
  • IT Skills / Microsoft word / Excel / Emails
  • Able to work independently while recognising own limitations
  • Able to prioritise and manage care needs.
  • Ability to develop new skills and manage change.
  • Ability to work across organisational and development boundaries.
  • Ability to prioritise work dealing with a complex rang of agendas.
  • Capable of managing a caseload and identifying priorities.

Additional Criteria


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post



  • RSCN / RN (Child) / RGN / Registered Midwife
  • BSc SN qualification public health specification at degree level
  • Registered with NMC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

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

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Kidderminster Health Centre

Bromsgrove Street


DY10 1PG

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