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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Children's Ward

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Are you an experienced Band 5 Nurse looking to develop your career?

In order to enable us to maintain our commitment to high qualify patient focused care, we are seeking to recruit a Registered Nurse who will work within our amazing team in Children's Services at Colchester Hospital.

At East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust we are committed to providing high quality care to our patients and their families in an environment which is clean, safe and in an organisation which is forward thinking, innovative and supportive.

We are looking for a highly professional individual who has excellent clinical and organizational ability who would like to further develop their managerial skills.

We currently have permanent part time- 23 hours per week post and fixed term/secondment until 02.02.2025 for 34.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

We are excited at the prospect of developing nurses and practitioners who will have the opportunity to work and learn in diverse child focused environments.

The children's services team cover Children's assessment unit, Children's Emergency Department, Children's elective care and Children's Inpatient unit. Our busy departments receive children with a wide spectrum of childhood illnesses and injuries you will be exposed to caring for children 0-16yrs in all areas offering you exceptional opportunities for learning, development and supported career progression.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description

Person Specification



  • Proven post registration experience


  • Working across professional boundaries
  • Involvement with audit and implementation of change



  • Registered Children's Nurse



  • NMC Code of conduct



  • Leadership, Organisational, Communication

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Turner Road



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