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Sexual Health Nurse Team Lead

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Sexual Health Nurse Team Lead, Cumbria Integrated Sexual Health Service

The world-famous landscape, the warmth of the people and strong sense of place, means this unique part of the UK inspires a lasting affection amongst visitors and residents alike. But it's also the unbeatable quality of life that brings people here and keeps them coming back now you can come - and stay!

In partnership with the multidisciplinary team the post holder will develop, implement and evaluate a seamless specialist service, ensuring patients receive the highest standard of clinical care. They act as a lead and will demonstrate a high level of expertise within the specialist service, providing advice, education and support to health care professionals and patients. The post holder will actively undertake clinical audits and research within the specialist area. The role will also require you to provide clinical leadership and operational management of the community sexual health nurse team.

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the ongoing development of clinical practice, research and standards of care within the service, including development of policies, protocols and guidelines and service developments in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues. Also ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users and always work in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centered care principles.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based within the already established teams across our five sites in Cumbria providing level 3 Sexual Health services.

Working for our integrated service means that you will have the ability to work dynamically and gain high levels of skills and knowledge to develop to the best of your ability. We believe as a department your continuing development is essential and have regular PAN Cumbria events delivered by in-house and external speakers as well as Nursing Summit events.

We are looking for candidates who want to develop their clinical and leadership skills but also to develop their portfolios within clinical audits, QI and support clinical research. We will be able to offer preceptorship for these posts to support any new recruits.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see ourPolicyfor eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, complete theonline form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as followsif applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Current NMC first level registration.
  • BSc/MSc or equivalent clinical nursing practice.
  • Management qualification and/or demonstrable management experience
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Completed or willing to complete specialist/advanced training for the insertion and removal of IUS/IUDs.


  • Mentorship Qualification or relevant experience.
  • V300 non-medical prescriber qualification.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant post registration experience.
  • Leadership or team management experience.
  • Experience in service modernisation or change management.


  • Experience specifically in Sexual Health.
  • Clinical audit.
  • Knowledge of BASHH and FSRH standards.
  • Experience of working within financial budgets.

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Able to demonstrate consultation and assessment skills.
  • Able to understand reflective practice and its application.
  • Self-awareness and appreciation of limitations.
  • Ability to challenge effectively and present solutions to issues within service design and delivery.
  • Able to work independently and effectively within a team.
  • Flexible and motivated.
  • Computer skills.
  • Knowledge of good clinical practice
  • Knowledge of current health and social care policies and legislation
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Clinical Governance
  • Able to demonstrate excellent motivation and communication skills. Able to demonstrate ability to delegate effectively


  • Demonstrate clinical competence in Sexual Health conditions

Personal Circumstances


  • Commitment to cover specified clinics and to work remaining hours flexibly to meet service needs.
  • Willingness to undertake further training and development.
  • Ability to travel and work across multiple sites.



  • Able to travel independently.
  • Able to work flexibly across seven days if the service requires.
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion for staff / patients and to promote allyship.
  • Post-holder will be expected to work across multiple sites


  • Driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust




LA14 4LF

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