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Children's Community Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023
This is an exciting opportunity for a Children's Nurse with relevant and demonstrable experience, who is looking to develop their knowledge and skills in working with children and young people within the community setting. Experience of working in a community setting is desirable, however candidates will be considered without, if relevant paediatric expertise is demonstrated within the application.

We are looking for a nurse with a special interest and experience in looking after children with Epilepsy who will be given dedicated hours to support the management of the Epilepsy in the community alongside working within the CCNT.

You should have appropriate clinical and communication skills and be able to work independently, as well as part of the multi-agency team.

Operational hours of the service are Monday to Sunday, 08.00am - 10pm, including Bank Holidays. You may be required to provide on call support as a senior member of the team, for children and young people requiring end of life care.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a the children's community nursing team where all team members have varied skills and competence in the management of caring for the child with acute care, chronic and complex, palliative and end of life care needs. The successful applicant will be able to work independently under the direction of children's community nursing team manager and work well within the team. They will also enjoy teaching and supporting pre -registration student nurses and junior members of the team.

The role will be given protected hours to support young children who have Epilepsy. This role will link in with colleagues in the acute hospital to provide an MDT approach.

Shift work will be required to cover 7 days a week 8am-10pm. Applicants must have a valid driving license and access to a vehicle.

For more information please contact Team Leader Janina Ravey 0161 934 8333

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



  • Registered paediatric nurse
  • Degreee or equivialant qualification
  • Community experience


  • Specialist practitioners degree/ non medical prescribing



  • Experience with acutely unwell children



  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of working in a leadership role


  • Experience in research and /or audit

skills and abilities


  • Effective communication
  • Effective organisation skills and time mangement skills



  • Car owner/driver
  • Committed to new ways of working
  • Flexible approach
  • Willing to to be part of a development role



  • Autonomous practitioner

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

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Sale Waterside


M33 7ZF

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