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Team Leader for Special School & Complex Needs Nursing

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Chadwell Heath
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Team Leader for Special School and Complex Needs Nursing - Band 7

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated person to join our Special School and Complex Needs Nursing Team based in Redbridge as the Team Leader.

We are looking for a children's nurse with a minimum of 4 years post qualification experience who has the key skills and knowledge to lead the team. You would be supporting nurses based in Special Schools and the Complex Needs Nursing team as well as managing your own caseload.

Main duties of the job

The special school nursing agenda is one that is constantly changing, and at the heart of this are our children and young people who have a range of complex and additional needs. Our nursing team supports the wider multidisciplinary team in looking at innovative ways of meeting this need. To do this the team requires a dynamic and forward thinking leader who has the scope to pursue new ideas and approaches.

A car driver is essential for this role as you may be required to travel around the Redbridge area. This particular post is Monday-Friday, but flexible working requests will be considered.

About us

COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification attached for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Registered Childrens Nurse
  • NVQ Level 2 English or equivalent in literacy and numeracy


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • School Nursing/Public Health/Community Health Course



  • Minimum 4 years post qualification experience in childrens nursing
  • 2 years experience working with Children and young people with complex needs and disabilities
  • Experience of managing or supervising staff


  • Working in the community setting
  • Experience of managing a service



  • An awareness of the NHS plan
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Partcipation in clinical and organisational audit



  • Evidence of personal development
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Verbal and written communications skills with the MDT

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Grove Children's Health Centre

Grove Road

Chadwell Heath


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