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Specialist Community Public Health Student (School Health) - Sept 24

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Successful candidates will be expected to engage and utilise learning opportunities, both in community and HEI settings. During the programme a named supervisor will be responsible for the supervision and training whilst in practice, whilst continuing to work with the NMC Code and within the local policies and procedures of the supporting Trust for the legal and statutory requirements relating to clinical practice.

They will be expected, as the course progresses, to act independently with supervision and be responsible for a structured caseload when on consolidated practice with the aim to deliver a public health service.

To ensure that by the end of the course post holders have developed the knowledge base, skills and competencies work of a Community Public Health Practitioner - School Nurse.

They will develop skills and competencies to enable them to have on-going responsibility for the assessment of children and families with complex or single-care needs.

They will also develop skills and competencies to ensure they can implement and evaluate a programme of care in partnership with other agencies, ensuring the delivery of prescribed high-quality care through effective leadership of the nursing team.

During supervised practice the post holders will have delegated responsibility for a selected generic caseload and under supervision will provide assessment of care needs the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a designated client population.

Main duties of the job

Trafford Local Care Organisation are looking to recruit dynamic, motivated nurses to undertake the 12-month Apprenticeship Specialist Community Public Health: School Nursing Qualification. Salary will be on a Band 5.Studies will be undertaken at Manchester Metropolitan University for 50% of the course and the remaining 50% in practice. You will be employed on a fixed-term contract for the duration of the course.Successful applicants will complete an individualised learning programme which will be documented in their Personal Portfolio of Learning. The University's award will be a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing therefore studying at Level 7. The professional qualification will be registered on the NMC Professional Register. The pathway incorporates preparation for prescribing from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners (V100).Applicants need 120 academic credits at Level 6 for MSc or should demonstrate the ability to study independently at Level 7. Applicants need to demonstrate relevant Continuing Professional Development.Internal (seconded) candidates must approach their Line Manager/Training Dept to discuss the potential for a secondment arrangement with their employer.

Programme will commence in September 2023 (start date TBC)

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.

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

Other job requirements


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • 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.

Education and Qualifications


  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English
  • First level registration on the appropriate part of the register (RN/RSCN)
  • 120 credits at Level 6 (or equivalent)
  • Ability to work at Level 7
  • Post-registration experience


  • Research module and/or research awareness
  • Evidence of recent study



  • Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Can demonstrate ability to impact on quality care
  • Experience in use of leadership skills
  • Partnership working
  • Team working
  • Community experience


  • Experience of embracing and implementing change to provide high-quality patient outcomes
  • Experience of School Nursing
  • Health promotion
  • Audit/evaluation/research experience
  • Change Management
  • Contribution to policy/ standards/guidelines
  • Project management Inter-agency working



  • Awareness of chosen pathway
  • Awareness of potential future role for pathway chosen
  • Basic computer literacy skills, e.g. Microsoft Word and literature searching skills
  • NMC Code - Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives
  • Good knowledge base of current legislation and national plans which impact on primary care.


  • ECDL or equivalent
  • Able to demonstrate an insight into issues affecting Primary Care
  • Safeguarding children

Skills and Abilities


  • Communication and organisation skills
  • Self-reflective practitioner
  • Self-awareness
  • Political awareness
  • Ability to plan and organise own work
  • Aptitude to work cohesively within a team
  • Leadership potential
  • Problem solving skills
  • Prioritisation and decision making skills
  • Flexible and resourceful


  • Evidence of the ability to work in a changing and stressful situation
  • Partnership working
  • Counselling Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford Town Hall

Talbot Rd,


M32 0TH

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