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Special Schools Nurse - SEN Schools

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£28,407 to £34,581 Term time only, pro rata, Per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Special Schools Nurse who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The Special School Nursing Team are responsible for the assessment, delivery and co-ordination of nursing care for children with special educational needs/disabilities and complex health needs who attend the designated special schools. The Special School Nursing Team cover 4 schools in Hertfordshire and comprise of a team of band 5 & Band 6 nurses as well as Clinical Support Workers, managed by the band 7 Nurse Team Manager for Special Schools.

This is an exciting opportunity for a compassionate, highly motivated, and forward-thinking nurse with experience in working with children with special education needs and disability.

We provide health care support for children and young people with medical needs across our four Special Schools within East & North Hertfordshire. We have part & full-time positions available. We are a flexible and supportive team & the post will involve working across the four special schools within East & North Hertfordshire Amwell View - Stanstead Abbotts, Greenside - Stevenage, Lonsdale - Stevenage, Lakeside - Welwyn Garden City.

Our Values are Include, Respect, and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Working collaboratively with children, families, carers, school staff and the wider multi-disciplinary team within the education setting to ensure a supportive and caring learning environment.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating & supporting the nursing and educational teams at an allocated school site.

You will be passionate about providing compassionate care in a school setting, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

You will be responsible for providing advice and support to families and education staff and providing training and competency assessments to education staff.

You will be responsible for providing and compassionate and high-quality nursing care to support children and young people to safely access our special schools. The role includes delivering direct nursing care and supporting pupils with medication management, epilepsy management, enteral feeding, diabetic management, and respiratory care.

The role will include teaching/training and supporting the school team in meeting and maintaining the health needs of the children and young people attending school.

This role requires you to be flexible in a constantly changing environment and to respond to emergency needs as they arise.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse child or RN Learning Disabilities with recent experience of working with children/young people
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Degree Level Study

Previous Experience


  • Considerable post registration experience
  • General Paediatric experience


  • Experience of working with children and young people in a community setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people with complex needs and disabilities
  • Experience of working in an educational setting
  • Experience of teaching others



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent in basic nursing skills
  • Ability to work co-operatively in a team of people
  • Ability to remain calm and composed in a challenging situation
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • IT skills


  • Good understanding of the role of the multidisciplinary team work with children and young people with complex needs
  • Early leadership skills



  • Knowledge of NMC code of professional conduct
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and young people
  • Knowledge of key health related issues affecting children and young people
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and quality issues
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Positive, caring approach
  • Evidence of self-awareness and reflective practice
  • Ability to travel between sites

Other Requirements


  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Role model our Trust values every day

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lakeside School

Welwyn Garden City


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