School Nurse

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a passionate and caring School Nurse?

Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have some fantastic opportunities for you.

Bolton Children's Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service (0-19/25 are looking for passionate individuals to join our team.

If you are committed to providing a high quality service to improve outcomes for children, living in the Bolton, Greater Manchester Area, then we would like to hear from you.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse. We welcome applications from existing practitioners who may be looking for a change of location, to students who are currently completing the specialist community public health nursing course.

We are passionate about the support and development we give our employees and as a member of the Trust and Children's Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service we are committed to your development and will create a dedicated personal development plan for you, to make sure you are fully supported in all your career ambitions.

The sky is the limit for you here in Bolton!

Main duties of the job

As a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, you will have excellent communication skills and a broad knowledge of working in the community with children and their wider family.

You will be a solution focused team player who will support the delivery of the universal offer in a 0-19 integrated neighbourhood team.

You will manage a universal plus and partnership plus caseload, working collaboratively with other agencies to ensure protection and the best health outcomes for children and families in Bolton. As a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse you will work within the community dealing with clients from diverse backgrounds with varying levels of need.

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses in Bolton deliver an evidence based service using a wide range of assessment and intervention tools as well as providing excellent support alongside a wider multi-disciplinary 0-19 service.

Some of the benefits of working for Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS service)
  • NHS Car lease scheme
  • NHS Technology Scheme
  • NHS Cycle to work Scheme
  • Access to on-site Gymnasium
  • NHS Discounts
  • Vivup

About us

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence formaternity, neonataland care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff has joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Specialist community public health school nurses work as autonomous practitioners in Bolton and as part of the integrated 0-19/25 neighbourhood teams and lead on the delivery of The Healthy Child Programme, providing every child with a schedule of health and development reviews, health promotion, screening, and support for parents, carers, children and young people tailored to their needs. Universal health and development reviews are key features of the programme and aim to assess children, young people and families strengths, needs and risks and provide parents, cares, children and young people with the opportunity to discuss their concerns and aspirations. Growth and development are assessed at key points with the aim of promoting health and wellbeing and the early detection and management of health needs. Additional support is provided at key times to protect children, young people and families who are experiencing harm or are at risk of suffering significant harm. It supports a model of progressive universalism a core universal programme for all children with additional contacts for those with identified need.

Person Specification

Application form


  • UK NMC registration
  • SCPHN qualification in practice


  • Evidence of working with IT systems
  • ECDL or equivalent

qualification in practice


  • Name of qualification & date obtained
  • Evidence of working as a school nurse
  • NMC registration


  • Evidence of reflective practice
  • Evidence of CPD & working at Masters level
  • Evidence & examples if active caseload

interview panel


  • Qualified school nurse practitioner
  • Demonstrates full understanding of the SCPHN role


  • Evidence of active caseload management
  • Evidence/reflections of dealing with safeguarding issues/concerns

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


sites across Bolton



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