Community Children's Nurse - Band 5 (The Birches Respite Team)

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
Community Children's Nurse - Rotational Post

The Birches Respite Team

Children and Young People's Community Nursing Service

Permanent Full time /part time/term time only. Please contact the service to discuss flexible working options available

We are looking for experienced Children's Nurses to join our Children and Young People's Community Nursing Service. This post is specifically to support the services residential respite unit, The Birches and continuing care packages supporting children with complex health needs to attend school or provide care in their own home. The role is a valuable opportunity to be part of an experienced team, to develop your professional expertise and make a difference where it matters.

This post offers excellent opportunities to care for children with a wide range of physical / learning disabilities who have complex physical health needs.

Main duties of the job

The posts will involve shift working including nights and weekends. The service delivers provision 365 days a year. We are able to offer flexible working options and recommend contacting the service discuss further when making an application.

There is the option for the post to be rotational offering a wide range of experience in community children's nursing and special schools ideal for someone wanting to develop their career as a community children's nurse. Equally we would welcome applications from candidates who feel they would be best suited to working in the Respite settings of the Service or prefer to work in a team that requires shift working.

The children we support reflect the rich diversity of the multicultural society in Coventry. We would actively welcome applicants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds whose skills and life experiences will enrich the services we provide.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for enthusiastic nurses with excellent organisational, personal and clinical skills. Experience in long term ventilation and technology dependent children would be advantageous but not essential. The post will also involve supervising and supporting carers. In return you can expect good professional development with a comprehensive in-house training programme and the support of the senior management team, a clinical education team and clinical nurse specialists.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse who holds effective registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Nursing Degree or equivalent qualification or willingness to work towards
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or willingness to work towards



  • High standard of written communication skills
  • Must have good working knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound personal management skills - time management, prioritising, planning
  • Must have a wide range of clinical skills required to care for children with complex health needs.
  • Must demonstrate safe clinical practice including risk assessment.
  • Must demonstrate a high standard of communication skills with the multi agency team
  • Must have good working knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Must be committed to principles of Equal Opportunity
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of supporting babies, children and young people with a range of complex health needs and/or life limiting conditions
  • Willingness to develop new relevant skills in response to increasingly complex technology dependent children in the community



  • Ability to demonstrate relevant effective learning from this experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience working with Children with complex health needs


  • Experience in a variety of settings including community



  • car owner / driver - business use
  • Must be able to contribute to a service provided across 24/7, including weekends and Bank holidays if required

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Birches Respite Unit

Farber Road



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