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Senior Immunisation Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Trafford LCO is looking to recruit a motivated Registered Nurses to work in the School Health Services Immunisation Team across the borough. This is a permanent, part time role over 22.5 hours.

This posts presents an exciting opportunity to work within skill-mixed teams, supporting the School Nursing Service with the delivery of the School-Aged National Immunisation Programme.

The successful applicant will be based in one of our neighbourhoods within Trafford but will be required to work across all the Schools and bases in Trafford.

Main duties of the job

Post registration experience is essential together with knowledge of immunisation programmes relevant to children and young people. You must have good communication skills, the ability to work using own initiative and be computer literate and confident to work with a variety of digital health systems. You will be a car driver with access to a vehicle essential.

Using a child centred and public health approach to improving children's health and tackling health inequalities, the role will contribute to raising the level of immunisation uptake for school aged children.

This post will work as a member of the School Health Service Immunisation Programme Function to deliver the National Immunisation Programme to all children across the City of Manchester. Using a child centred and public health approach to improving children's health and tackling health inequalities, the role will contribute to raising the level of immunisation uptake for school aged children.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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 (RN) / RSCN
  • Evidence of on-going professional development



  • Experience of working within a skill mix team
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of delivering immunisations and vaccinations.
  • Experience of planning and carrying out health promotion
  • Working on own initiative



  • Knowledge of national and local strategies relating to National Immunisation Programme
  • Child protection, policies, procedures and practice
  • Principles of confidentiality and consent
  • Health needs of a culturally and ethnically diverse urban population with high levels of deprivation

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of utilising evidenced based practice and appraising standards, providing clinical direction and support for staff
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and understanding of professional responsibilities within the team
  • Able to establish and maintain key relationships with colleagues and other disciplines both internally and externally.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate and support implementation of service development within a team.
  • Confident using multiple IT systems such as Electronic patient records, electronic consent systems, Word and Excel.
  • Committed to positively promoting the health and wellbeing of school aged children.

Other job requirements


  • 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.
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Supporting students and induction of new staff

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford LCO


M32 0TH

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