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Student School Nurse

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Student SCPHN School Nurse band 5

Whittington has several opportunities for Sept 23 intake for an enthusiasticnurse who is looking to undertake the SCPHN School Nurse programme.

Do you wish to develop a new career pathway in public health nursing?

Are you passionate about making a difference for families?

Do you wish to help level up the health inequalities?

If you answered yes, then Whittington is what you are looking for.

Main duties of the job

The course is full time for one year and will commence in January 2023 and comprises of 50% academic and 50% clinical placement in accordance with the University and Trust regulations. It is fully funded and salaried (Agenda for Change band 5). You will be sponsored by Whittington Health and secure a place at either Greenwich or HERTS University to complete their BSc (level 6) or PG Dip Level 7 in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and qualify as a School Nurse.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract which on completion of the course transfers to a permanent band 6 position. ( subject to terms and conditions).

This post is subject to standard recruitment processes. Successful candidates must be available to commence the course in Jan 2024 on the start date.

We are part of a wider integrated multi disciplinary service for children in the Boroughs with a focus on public health delivering the healthy child programme to diverse communities. So, if you are interested in early intervention and prevention, tackling health inequalities, doing things differently to support families and children we would love to hear from you

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- To fulfil the requirements of the SCPHN course by attending university course dates and practice placement.

- To demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging national and local healthcare legislation.

- Committed to provide best outcomes for young people

Person Specification

Education & Qulifications


  • Current NMC registration for nursing or midwifery
  • Nursing/Midwifery degree/ Post Grad diploma/ Dip HE qualification equivalent of 120 credits at level 5
  • Evidence of level 6 training/learning within last 5 years

Knowledge & experience


  • Knowledge of the Publich Health role of contemporary health visiting/school nursing & working in community settings
  • Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of health visiting and school nursing
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams
  • Current knowledge of safeguarding issues


  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Experience of managing staff within a team

Skills and Ability


  • Evidence of academic ability to study independently at degree or postgraduate level
  • Good computer literacy skills eg: Microsoft word, excel
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research - based practice


  • Evidence of supporting equality and valuing diversity in own practice
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to working within a changing environment
  • Have a flexible approach to working in a team.

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Highbury Grange Health Centre

1-5 HighBury Grange


N5 2QB

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