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Special School Nurse - Golden Hello

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
St Albans
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This post attracts a 'Golden Hello' payment of �2000 (taxable) which will become payable after 12 months in post. Please note that the Golden Hello is not available to internal applicants.

Are you an enthusiastic Children's Nurse with a passion for working with Children and Young People with complex health needs?

Due to an expansion of our ever-growing caseload, we have an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Band 6 Specialist School Nurse to join our team on a term time only basis.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with CYP with complex health needs and enabling them to thrive in the school setting, acting as a strong advocate for this vulnerable caseload. You will have proven experience in managing the unwell child and strong clinical skills with a keenness for teaching and sharing knowledge to support education staff.

In return, you will be part of a supportive and caring team with the chance to influence change in this area of practice. We are committed to the continuous professional development of our staff and therefore, training and upskilling relevant to this role will be provided.

Main duties of the job

The Specialist School Nursing Service at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust provides evidence-based nursing care to Children and Young People with complex health needs across the 4 West Hertfordshire Specialist Schools. This is a varied and dynamic role which involves working in partnership with children and families and liaising with professionals and agencies in order to meet the health, development, and safeguarding needs of the caseload.

The position requires an experienced Registered Children's Nurse who is passionate about meeting the health needs for children with disabilities in a way that maximises their opportunities. The role will require a significant amount of training for both health and education staff and the post holder will require good up to date clinical skills to deliver this.

You must hold a full, valid UK driving licence and have access to a car to use regularly for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Youll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds

We dont want you to miss out so wed like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

Youve made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - were looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details

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Person Specification



  • Registered Children or Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • First Degree in relevant subject or equivalent qualification and experience
  • Registered Specialist Practitioner or equivalent post graduate qualification or experience
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • Management Qualification



  • Knowledge and experience of teaching and assessing children, parents and staff
  • Computer skills inc. email, internet and office applications
  • Knowledge and skills in the management of long term conditions and complex needs
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding issues and policy/legal framework
  • Knowledge and skills in the management of acute paediatric conditions


  • Experience of working as a Special School Nurse



  • Ability to negotiate and work across agencies in a professional manner
  • Ability to create and maintain good relationships with child and family while respecting family privacy and maintaining professional boundaries
  • Ability to act as an advocate for child and family
  • Knowledge and experience of how chronic illness/long term conditions affects the child and family



  • Car driver with full licence

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


Watling View School

Watling View Road

St Albans


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