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Student District Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year up to mid point band 5
Closing date
3 Oct 2023
NELFT is looking for highly motivated qualified nurses interested in undertaking the Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nurse) qualification in January 2024. This is a fully salaried training place. You will be given a fixed term contract with NELFT to undertake a one-year full-time course.

The course is taken jointly with Anglia Ruskin University.

The post of Specialist Community Practitioner Sponsorship Student is a development post building on existing knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve a higher level of practice resulting in an academic qualification as well as a recordable/recognised qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The fundamental responsibilities of the post holder are to attain the academic credentials and the clinical skills required to practice as a NMC registered Specialist Community Practitioner on a defined pathway.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will achieve this by working towards gaining the standards of proficiency for entry to the NMC register / recordable for Specialist Community Practitioner.

To provide the Specialist Community Practitioner Student with a learning environment which will enable the student to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to take on the role of a qualified Specialist Community Practitioner within the District Nursing pathway.

To gain the knowledge and skills and competence required in order to exercise higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in clinical care focusing on four broad areas:

Clinical practice

Community Engagement

Clinical practice development

Leadership in clinical practice

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We 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 Period

This 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 NELFT

NELFT 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification when completing your application

Applicants can study this course at level 7.

To study at level 7 you will need a first degree.

However, if you can demonstrate you have studied at level 6 you can be considered.

Applicants will be required to be registered on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register and will have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated preregistration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice.

Person Specification



  • Recent experience of working as a registered nurse in a community nursing role



  • 2:1 qualification
  • Adult NMC registration
  • Post registration



  • academic ability to study independently at degree level or postgraduate level



  • evidence of post registration study/ learning over the past 2 years

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust



West Wing | Marsh Way | Rainham | Essex


RM13 8GQ

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