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School Nurse Team Lead (Rotational)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As a result of service transformation an exciting opportunity has arisen in Manchester's School Health Service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate SCPHN who is ready to further develop their career, by becoming a School Nurse Team Leader. This is a rotational post but initially and for a period of 2 years, you will lead the Healthy Child Programme [South] Team. You can help us to shape and develop our forward thinking School Health Service in Manchester.

You will:

Be a Qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)

Be a Registered Nurse/RSCN.

Be an innovative and proactive practitioner

Have considerable School Nursing experience

Have Leadership/management experience

Main duties of the job

Working with a citywide overview, this Team Lead post is responsible for the day-to-day clinical and operational leadership of at least one of the six child focused functions, namely Immunisation Screening Safeguarding the Healthy Child Programme Healthy Weight and the Healthy Schools Programme.

This post will be subject to review and is rotational to provide the opportunity for professional development and support service delivery.

This Team Lead role will also work together with the Team Leads of the other Functions, with the Heads of Service and the Lead Manager to form the School Health Services Management Team.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • First level Registered Nurse Adult/Child
  • BSc (Hons) SCPHN [SN]
  • Mentorship qualification/998 or equivalent


  • V100/V150 qualification and registered with NMC
  • Management/leadership qualification



  • Substantial school nursing experience at Band 6 or above
  • Evidence of leading change in practice
  • Experience of effective team leadership
  • Experience of staff development
  • Evidence of managing a team of staff for a substantial period



  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of research/evidence based practice
  • Good organisation skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Appraisal and supervision skills
  • Evidence of involvement with safeguarding issues
  • IT literate e.g. word processing and email and internet use.
  • Experience of managing staff performance



  • Detailed knowledge of health and social care policy relating to children's services to include safeguarding
  • Detailed knowledge of local and national policies relating to the school nursing service
  • Detailed knowledge of local and national strategies relating to NCMP and School Entry Screening
  • Detailed knowledge of local and national strategies relating to the school aged Immunisation Programme
  • Detailed knowledge of local and national policies and strategy related to weight management in children
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge and skills base which reflects evidence based practice.
  • Understanding of need for confidentiality

Other requirements


  • Ability to motivate others/self
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Car driver/owner and willing and able to travel city wide for work purposes may include occasional regional/national travel
  • Flexible working to meet the demands of the role

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Stancliffe Road


M22 4PJ

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