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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
Senior School Nurse - Band 6 - Falcon Road Base Wandsworth

Term Time Only (0.77wte) & 1 WTE ( All Year Round)

The School nursing Team is seeking dynamic individuals with a strong public health focus who are fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our diverse school aged population. You will be a highly motivated individual with an interest in proactively managing health promotion initiatives.

If you'd like an exciting and rewarding career in School Nursing, CLCH can offer you a great next step.

We're recruiting band 6 School Nurses into an innovative, award winning and growing service. We cover primary, secondary and special needs schools across a wide area with diverse needs.

We offer support and mentoring from a great team including national School Nurse of the Year winners. You'll also be able to take on development and mentoring roles to help build your career and support our junior staff and student nurses. Our school nursing service has taken on four new boroughs in the last year and is building a reputation as one of London's strongest teams.

We deliver an excellent public health and child centred model of care, working with children aged 5-19, their families and education teams. We're looking for motivated and innovative school nurses keen to rise to the challenges of helping children.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from newly qualified and experienced School Nurses. Some of the benefits of working with CLCH include: a robust preceptorship programme for the first 12 months, outstanding safeguarding support from our safeguarding team, and comprehensive suite of training for school nurses, which supports revalidation, professional development opportunities and clinical supervision, staff awards and annual educators/mentors conference to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by our staff.

We offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, subsidised access to sport and leisure facilities within central London, help with transport and annual season tickets, cycle scheme as well as the inner and outer high cost area supplements for working in London with additional benefits.

If you could be a future School Nurse of the Year, CLCH would love to help you get there. If you would like to join our team and make a tangible difference to children, young people and families lives we would like to hear from you.

You must have SCPHN - School Nursing (BSc course) qualification and RGN Registered Nurse (Adult or Paediatric).

For informal discussions and tour of our sites please contact one of our team leads:

Mrs Madeleine Menezes, School Nurse Team LeadEmail address madeleine.menezes@nhs.netPhone 07425 633743

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a skilled, effective and evidence based School Health Service to school age children, within schools and community settings.

To act as a named school nurse for a cluster of schools. To apply specialist skills and knowledge in the delivery of the school health service.

To develop health profiles of the defined population and local communities.

To identify, prioritise and implement programmes of care that meets the public health needs of the school age population.

To provide health assessments, advice and education to children, their parents/carers and Education staff, prioritising services appropriate to local public health and population need including core and targeted programs.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult or Peadiatric)
  • SCPHN - School Nursing (BSc course)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing post- registration education and training
  • Mentor training - or prepared to work towards


  • Mentorship course
  • PSHE Course
  • Community nurse prescribing qualification or prepared to work towards.



  • Recent school nursing experience
  • Be able to co-ordinate health promotion initiatives in line with local and national health improvement targets
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary teamand inter-agency working
  • Experience of organising and managing own workload
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing programmes of care and writing care plans
  • Experience in providing practice based learning support to others
  • Experience of evidence based care
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and coordinating a team on a day to day, regular basis

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of recent developments in primary care
  • Knowledge of current health and social care agenda relevant to area of work and professional practice
  • Current knowledge of child protection issues
  • Appropriate knowledge of clinical skills
  • Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of Personal Development Planning
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the audit process
  • Knowledge of how equal opportunities can be implemented in practice
  • Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict Resolution
  • IT, numeracy and literacy skills



  • Ability to work without direct supervision and plan, organise, review and prioritise own workload and others
  • Able to delegate work effectively and safely
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to client and organisational needs
  • Be able to use information technology
  • Be able to identify and access sources of information to inform practice
  • Critical appraisal skills and ability to utilise research evidence in practice
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to adapt to change and have an open approach to new ways of working
  • Office management and caseload organisational skills
  • Able to work in a team
  • Motivated to learn and develop to meet the needs of the service
  • Willingness to facilitate and support the learning of others in the practice environment
  • Able to travel within geographical areas using varying modes of transport
  • Able to negotiate stairs and carry work essential equipment.

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Falcon Road


SW11 2PH

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