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Health Visitor and School Nurse Team Leader

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor, School nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are Trafford Local Care Organisation - a public sector organisation bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in Trafford.

We're driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Trafford by working across organisational boundaries.

Our community healthcare teams in adults and children's services are employed by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and deployed to us, linking closely with our colleagues in Manchester Local Care Organisation.

Our teams work as one, and together we aim to make a massive difference to the health of people in Trafford.

Main duties of the job

This is a substantive contract and the working hours are full-time (37.5 hours/week).

You will need to be motivated and forward-thinking, demonstrate a positive attitude, be flexible, and able to support the service managers in driving forward the development and delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and a new service delivery model.

You must be aware of contemporary policy documents relating to the development of Children's Services and the Public Health Agenda.

Applications are welcome from experienced qualified health visitors/school nurses who are proactive and enthusiastic with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

Willingness and ability to contribute to, and lead changes within children's services are essential to the role, as are skills in team management and development, and a commitment to working innovatively with other children's service colleagues.

You must be able to work using own initiative and be computer literate. All applicants must be able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes

The successful applicant will primarily work within one team but may at times be required to work at other locations to ensure equitable service delivery. Core service hours are Monday-Friday 08.30-17.00

We are able to offer a thorough induction programme, supportive preceptorship arrangements, regular supervision as well as ensuring support with continuing professional development

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • 1st Level Nurse
  • Health Visiting or School Nursing Certificate/Diploma or Specialist Practitioner Degree
  • Nurse Prescribing
  • Current registration with the NMC
  • Short courses and experience to postgraduate diploma level


  • ENB 998 or other mentor qualification



  • Proven Health Visiting or School Nursing experience
  • Evidence of post-registration development relevant to the post


  • Recent management experience at Team Leader level



  • Ability to manage a caseload and resources effectively
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate holistic patient care
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to translate strategic vision into practical implementation
  • Ability to review and audit current practice and implement appropriate change
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to interpret complex clinical facts and situations
  • Ability to prioritise workload for self and team
  • Evidence of development of skills within the scope of the professional practice
  • Evidence of innovative thoughts and actions
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to maintain accurate and contemporaneous records on all systems


  • IT Skills



  • Knowledge of the commissioning agenda, KPIs, CQUINS, and service specifications, and their relevance to Community Nursing
  • Awareness of recent government initiatives and the implications for community nursing
  • Knowledge of other agencies working in the community.
  • Awareness of public health initiatives
  • Knowledge of the clinical governance system and its effect on current practice
  • Knowledge of the key requirements for quality and risk management including safeguarding

Other Job Requirements


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford Neighbourhood


M41 7FJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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