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Senior Community Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Old Trafford
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
We are Trafford Local Care Organisation - an exciting, public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We're driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve - delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

MFT is a major acute teaching Trust which is recognised as a centre of clinical excellence and provides a wide range of health services to the areas of South Manchester.

Main duties of the job

As a holder of the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) and Registered General Nurse (RGN) you will be required to work as part of our developing Neighbourhood team to lead and co-ordinate nursing teams to provide complex nursing care to adults in their own home and in a variety of settings within the community.You will enjoy the chance to develop new and existing clinical skills, as well as a range of training opportunities for personal development. We will be looking for proven leadership skills and the ability to work within and lead and develop more junior members of staff, as well as work autonomously. You will hold the relevant SPQ Qualification and have the required community nursing experience as set out in the job description. You will be an excellent communicator and be willing to work in an integrated way with our partners in health and social care. With patient centred care as your main focus, you will deliver our values and nurse with pride, respect, empathy, consideration, compassion and dignity.The Community Nursing Service is a 7 day service with variable shift patterns available between 8am-10pm. To join us, you will need to demonstrate a keen interest in the field of Community Nursing, together with a genuine desire to develop both the service and yourself. Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you possess a full driving licence and have access to a car.

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



  • Registered Nurse
  • Specialist Practitioner Qualification
  • Evidence of post qualification specialist study
  • Prescriber V150 or V300
  • Car driver


  • Achieved grade/experience
  • Experience of working within other areas of nursing



  • Relevant experience of working at a Band 5 level with relevant community experience
  • Leading a team and working autonomously
  • Evidence of implementing and leading change
  • Personal development plan and professional portfolio
  • Practical application of specialist knowledge


  • Experience of working with multidisciplinary teams



  • Evidence of clinical skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Managing people and teams
  • Computer literate, abilty to utilise elecronic records/systems
  • Communication skills


  • Reseach in an area relevant to community nursing



  • Able to travel throughout different locations
  • Flexible, able to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Seymour Grove Health Centre

70 Seymour Grove

Old Trafford

M16 0LW

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