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Community Staff Nurse - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 Sep 2023
We are currently seeking nurses possessing the highest standards of care and compassion in order to aid, coach and support our diverse population of patient requirements here in Cheltenham.

Band 5 community Nurse roles based in Cheltenham

We welcome applications from newly qualified nurses

Main duties of the job

To excel in this role, you will require excellent communication skills, the courage to make clinical decisions and a willingness to develop your potential.

You will require current NMC registration, post-registration experience is helpful but not essential and we have an excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses.

We are a Technologically SMART Trust, offering a 'Mobile office' model providing you with all the equipment needed to carry out your role in comfort whilst on the road. This is as a result of the YOU SPOKE - WE LISTENED working results in staff safety due to live system and instant access to patient notes and past interactions whilst on the move.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

You need to be able to work part time or full time over a shift system which includes early and late shifts across 7 days including weekends and bank holidays. If you feel you have the drive for excellence and wish to experience the freedom, self-management and progressive nature of Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust Community Nursing team then make applying the next investment in your future career today.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing or equivalent
  • Willingness to undertake additional training as required.



  • Experience of working without direct supervision
  • Experience of working with student learners in practice


  • Previous experience of community nursing practice
  • Evidence of post-registration education & training.
  • Holistic health assessment course (or equivalent)
  • Teaching & assessing qualification



  • Ability to work on own initiative, assess patients competently and report back to Team Leader (or appropriate health care professional) relevant changes in patient's condition.
  • Ability to effectively manage the workload, prioritise and delegate work in the absence of the Team Leader - District Nurse / Senior Community Nurse
  • Ability to liaise effectively within the Primary Health Care Team and with other professionals / agencies


  • Demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Independent Living Centre

Village Road


GL51 0BY

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