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Community Nurse (Thurrock)

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (plus 5% HCAS) pro rata for part time
Closing date
2 Oct 2023
Community Nurse (Thurrock) - Band 5

We are welcoming applications from Registered Adult Nurses or students approaching the end of their training for our Band 5 Community Nurse vacancy in Thurrock.

Come and join our Community Nursing Team in Thurrock, Essex - a great location which benefits from mixedrural and urban areas.

On your days off you may wish to visit nearby seaside locations, a variety of country parks or take advantage of easy access toLondon with world class entertainment, restaurants, and cultural venues. Nearer to home there are great shopping amenities available atLakeside and Bluewater.

The cost ofrenting orpurchasing of property is lower than London, which makes Essex a great place to relocate to.

NELFT are committed to providing a supporting working environment conducive the wellbeing of our staff. We encourage staff to engage in a wide range of activities to support this.

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.

Main duties of the job

You will be working with a diverse community enabling you to develop knowledge and skills around differing cultural perspectives whilst delivering nursing care. We work in patients own homes and residential care homes . Our patients are over the age of 18 with a predominant physical nursing need. (Please note that this is not a position within a Community Mental Health team).

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.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applications from students and newly qualified nurses are welcome as we can offer you a comprehensive induction and local preceptorship programme.

The ideal candidate must be a registered nurse (Part 1) registered with the NMC and will work as a member of the Integrated Community team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries. Liaising with GPs, other professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies, he/she will deliver individualised care to patients under the supervision of the Senior Nurse.

NELFT has a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population and offers a wide spectrum of healthcare challenges which can be both complex and rewarding. As part of our Community Health Service commitment to improve the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working arrangements as service delivery allows , childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse - NMC Sub part 1 RNA (Adult)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Current mentor qualification



  • Experience of working in a community team
  • Knowledge of primary care



  • Ability to get self and any equipment needed around the community in an efficient and timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Thurrock Community Hospital

Long Lane


RM16 2PX

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