SCPHN School Nurse

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a SCPHN School Nurse who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families

We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative School Nurse to join our Healthy Together 0-19 Team.

Main duties of the job

As a School Nurse, you will provide professional leadership and direction to a skill mix team to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the 0-19 Service.

You will facilitate and deliver a range of assessments, brief interventions and proactive public health initiatives, working both independently and as part of a multi-agency team around the family. Safeguarding will be an integral aspect of the role.

You will be an NMC registered nurse who holds a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) qualification. You will have caseload management experience, along with previous experience of mentoring staff and/or supporting them through preceptorship.

You will possess strong leadership and influencing skills, with the ability to delegate and supervise staff, as well as the ability to recognise and escalate risk and contribute to control measures.

You must possess a full UK driving licence and have access to your own transport.

About us

HDFT are seeking to recruit a school nurse within the Middlesbrough 0-19 Service. We are the largest provider of children's public health nursing services in the North East of England providing services that stretch from North Yorkshire up to Gateshead, Sunderland and Northumberland. We are dedicated to working towards improved public health outcomes for children and families in the footprint, delivering high quality universal and targeted health visiting and school health services to meet the key improvement priorities for the population.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work with parents and young people to promote the physical, intellectual and social development of the 5-19 population, particularly those who are disadvantaged, to ensure that they are ready to thrive and achieve their best outcomes . Complete a comprehensive assess of the heath needs of clients, families and communities and facilitate the mobilisation of appropriate resources to meet identified needs.

Hold a caseload of families with school aged children and be responsible for effective caseload / workload management, providing specialist evidence based advice, information and support to the population served, team members and relevant agencies

Deliver the Healthy Child Programme to all school children and their families.

For more information please check the job description attached

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact Carolanne Watson at

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications/ Training


  • Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Qualification (HV)/ SN) at postgraduate diploma level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge relevant to working with children and families underpinned by theory and experience.
  • Mentorship.
  • Full UK driving licence



  • Experience of partnership working Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Sound knowledge and experience of promoting the Safeguarding and wellbeing of children
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Experience of staff management.


  • Experience in leading teams in the provision of health services to children, young people and families

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

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Beresford Buildings

Beresford Crescent, The Greenway



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