Community Nursing Lead-Out of Hours Service - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have the vision to know what great community nursing care looks like and the passion to help us reshape the way we deliver care? Are you a forward-thinking and clinically credible practitioner equipped with community nursing experience, to lead the evening & overnight community nursing team?

We have an exciting opportunity for a community nursing lead to join our established out of hours team. The role is diverse and practice focused with innovative service developments and collaborative working to create an outstanding service for patients and families. You will join an established highly experienced peer group of Community Nursing Leads within the Integrated Community Teams.

We are currently in the early stages of strengthening and enhancing our out of hours community nursing service and the individual appointed to this post will be a part of these upcoming conversations to support the ongoing development of the service. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced community nurse who has the drive and enthusiasm to lead the out of hours community nursing service. Working cohesively is important to us and this leadership role will encompass motivating and inspiring a team.

As the Community Nurse lead for the out of hours service, you will be a role model to the team, providing clinical support, mentorship and supervision. Your transition into this new role will be supported with a comprehensive induction plan, regular supervision and leadership support.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide operational line management of evening and overnight district nursing teams in the County ensuring business continuity with in-hours community and district nursing services.
  • To provide leadership, clinical supervision and support for the team within the evening and overnight service.
  • To oversee the management and prioritisation of the evening and overnight workload to ensure effective care delivery and best use of the organisation's resources including the budget for this service.
  • To ensure the development and effectiveness of the evening and overnight service, and links to the Integrated community teams and community nursing agendas Countywide.
  • To ensure the operational stability and functioning of the evening and overnight service to provide a consistent, equitable countywide provision.
  • To provide leadership, clinical supervision and support for the team within the evening and overnight service.
  • To assume delegated responsibility and activities as directed by the community
  • Ensure service delivery is of high quality and operating within a clear governance structure ensuring patient safety and continuous learning
  • Ensure service delivery is efficient and communication is effective with locality community and district nursing teams.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered
  • Masters level qualification /or equivalent experience
  • Educated to degree level (or diploma equivalent)


  • Extended skills qualification (SPQ or Equivalent)
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification



  • Extensive post registration experience in Community Nursing
  • Experience of supporting staff through change and service development.
  • Significant leadership experience
  • Breadth of clinical / professional experience

Professional /Managerial Knowledge


  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of HR issues e.g. recruitment and retention, performance management.
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of quality assurance, audit and effectiveness monitoring
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of governance and its application to practice and service 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

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Jenner Court

1010 Pioneer Avenue, Brockworth



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