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Community Nurse Team Leader

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition.

We have an opportunity for a qualified and skilled Team Leader to join our Community Nursing Team based in Tunbridge Wells.

The community nursing service provides case load management for housebound patients to support their nursing needs and enabling them to self-care. Nurses within the team are supported to develop advanced skills to manage the complexity of patients seen.

Community nurses are also supported through the Specialist Practitioner course, recognising community nursing as a specialism within the NMC.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Team Leader you will work closely with the people who use our services, families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience our services.

You will also be acting as lead and senior practitioner to support junior staff carry out assessment/reassessments of service users and/or pathways with complex needs across the relevant field.

Your patients could be any age, but they'll often be elderly, while others may have been recently discharged from hospital, be terminally ill or have physical disabilities.

If you want to know more about community and the difference you could make, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

I have an amazing, rewarding job and my aim is to continue to provide skilled and compassionate care for my patients in their homes for as long as I am able. Jenny, district nurse.

Additional Working Pattern: 5 days Monday to Friday with occasional Late shift 1800 hrs and Weekends

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 14th June 2023.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification

Special Knowledge & Expertise


  • First level Registered Nurse with evidence of post registration relevant clinical and learning modules Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Evidence of recent study. Evidence of post graduate development at Level 6 District Nurse qualification or Enhanced physical assessment course Management/supervisory qualification or experience Working towards Masters level of Study



  • 5 years' experience in a variety of settings including area of practice Evidence of supporting others [mentor/educator/supervisor]


  • Practical experience in managing health related projects Experience of leading and managing teams Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ AT-P/ CIS)



  • Understanding of NSF's and NICE guidance relevant to care setting Evidence of relevant continued professional development and implementation into practice within last 12 months

Special Knowledge & Expertise


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical practice and current legal /ethical issues in nursing
  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups
  • Change management skills
  • Ability to make clinical decisions and take appropriate action
  • Awareness of KCHFT strategic direction and ability to incorporate this with a clear vision of patient care and service delivery
  • Understanding of quality standards and audits
  • Evidence of innovative clinical practice development
  • Budgetary awareness
  • Ability to manage time effectively under pressure and meet deadlines


  • Leadership/motivation skills Research awareness

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work with unpredictable work patterns
  • Supportive Team player
  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice.
  • Ability to act as a role model

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures
  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas or health under the guidance of the senior clinical and operational lead

Ability to Manage


  • Must have a clean, valid driver's licence and own a car.

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

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Abbey Court St Johns Road Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells


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