Student School Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing

If you are a qualified nurse, you are invited to apply for the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nurse training in the academic year 2024/25. This will be offered as a full time opportunity only. A full-time course comprises of 52 weeks of study, of which 45 weeks are spent in education and clinical practice within the Trust. You will study at the University of Greenwich, commencing in January 2024.

The salary, while training, will be to a maximum of point 3 on the Agenda for Change Band 5 scale as directed by Health Education England.

Main duties of the job

School nurses lead in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme: From 5-19 years old (DH 2009) delegating to and supervising the work of the skill mix team, while also working in partnership with local service providers to develop and support services to children and families within schools and the local community.

Every day working as a School Nurse is different, with responsibilities including health assessments for CSE, Mental Health and safeguarding, and working with a range of local children's agencies and professionals.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full-time course comprises of 52 weeks of study, of which 45 weeks are spent in education and clinical practice within the Trust and Young Greenwich School Nursing.

You will be based at one of the youth hubs with a nominated Practice Supervisor with a Practice Assessor overseeing the placement and study.

Young Greenwich is an integrated programme commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The key purpose of the programme is to enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social, and educational aspirations with an aim to develop their voice and reach their full potential. The programme is led by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (Oxleas) and delivered with partners Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) who together with METRO form the Young Greenwich Partnership.

Young Greenwich deliver seamlessly in and out of schools, youth hubs and other community venues with strong pathways for school age pupils into community-based activities and support.

Person Specification



  • RGN (any branch)
  • CPD to university level


  • Mentorship / Practice Supervisor



  • Access to car daily and full UK driving licence

Experience and Knowledge


  • Has CYP / community experience
  • Safeguarding CYP - working knowledge of
  • Working knowledge of healthy child programme



  • IT skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Independant learner

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Memorial Hospital


SE18 3RG

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