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Special School Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Special Schools Nurse who is looking to make a difference today! You will support children and young people with complex health needs to access their education.

The Special Schools Nursing network provides support to children and young people with complex health needs. The nurses assess and identify any care needs that can be delegated to school staff by ensuring that the skill is risk assessed and school staff are trained, supervised and competent to deliver the care appropriate for the student within designated Special Schools.

This term-time only role is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Special School Nurse to work within our nursing team in East Kent.

Main duties of the job

We work with families and partnership agencies to support school staff and make sure they are appropriately trained and competent for students to access school safely. We want to make sure the school staff understand the child's condition and the potential impact it has on the student and their families.

This role will support the staff who provide one to one care to some of the students with more complex respiratory health care needs. Training in the appropriate skills will be provided plus there is access to a wide training programme at KCHFT.

If you have experience of working with children with complex health needs within a health, educational or social care setting, would like to use and build upon existing knowledge and skills, enjoy training others and working within a flexible and friendly team then this could be the perfect role for you.

A key attribute for this post holder is in demonstrating empathy towards children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families as well as displaying excellent communication skills.

The applicant must be confident in working and liaising with a diverse range of stakeholders.

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 valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent.

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. 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! Ourcareer pathwayswill 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 10th of October 2023.

Find out more about the community differencehere.

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



  • Registered nurse
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification and experience


  • Children's nurse



  • Some experience with complex needs
  • Experience with nursing health needs i.e gastrostomies


  • Experience with children with SEND

Personal Attributes


  • Adaptable, punctual, able to prioritise

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


St Nicholas School



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