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School Staff Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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

Job Details

Brighton and Hove Healthy Child Programme (5-19) have a vacancy for a Band 5 School Staff Nurse to work 22.50 hours per week, term time only, across the Brighton & Hove area.We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated child or adult Registered Nurse to work in our small and friendly service. We are committed to providing a high quality, accessible health service to children, young people and families, in partnership with other agencies and service providers.

Main duties of the job

You will need excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to use different communication methods. You will work as part of the team but will also need to use your time management skills to deliver care to your own caseload. Confident IT skills are also important for the role. In return, the post offers a friendly and supportive team with excellent learning and development opportunities and a stimulating working environment.As a school staff nurse, you will be managing a caseload of primary schools providing agreed elements of the Healthy Child Programme. You will deliver interventions to support children and families with specific health concerns as well as making referrals to other services. You will also support children and families with additional vulnerabilities such as with safeguarding concerns.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within a skill mixed team to promote the health and wellbeing of children and their families. The post holder will provide knowledge and advice assessing care needs to provide a child centred, inclusive, holistic and accessible Healthy Child Programme.

The School Staff Nurse will establish links with communities, schools, Primary Care Colleagues and the wider Childrens workforce to develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care and public health developments in the community, liaising and collaborating with other agencies as required.

To promote the physical and emotional well-being of children, supporting them to establish good health now and in the future and promote early intervention, health promotion, advocacy, empowerment, social inclusion and the reduction of health inequalities.

Make referrals as appropriate, to enable access to relevant professionals and support children and young people to reach their personal and educational potential.

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

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse, child or adult


  • Child protection module
  • Practice supervisor/assessor



  • Excellent IT and literacy skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Motivated to work with children and families within a community setting
  • Able to demonstrate partnership working


  • car driver



  • Motivated to develop public health nursing skills


  • Working with children

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove



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