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Associate Nurse Specialist Neurodisability/ADHD

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Paediatric Nurse to join our well-established and experienced Neurodisability/ADHD nursing team at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be a compassionate, accountable individual who treats all colleagues, patients and service users with respect and seeks to deliver excellence in your role. You will share the Trust values and be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Main duties of the job

The role involves being part of a large multi-disciplinary team providing specialist care to children and young people, (and their families), with ADHD/Neuro-disability. The successful candidate must:
  • Be motivated
  • Be organised
  • Have an interest in Neuro-disability and ADHD
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have the ability to use their own initiative
  • The role will include providing specialist nursing knowledge within the speciality of Neuro-disability

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will include:
  • Developing programmes of care and advice and support to children and young people with Neurodevelopmental conditions including ADHD, and their families.
  • Providing and developing care packages and advice and support to children and young people with Neurodevelopmental conditions including ADHD, and their families.
  • Assisting in the provision of information, education, training and expert advice within the clinical specialty for patients, families and other health care professionals.
  • Acting as a key contact for children with ADHD and their families.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RSCN, RN (Child), RGN or RMN
  • Educated to Diploma or Degree level
  • ENB 998 or equivalent teaching certificate


  • Paediatric Life Support certificate
  • Basic counselling qualification
  • Post basic qualification in speciality/relevant field such as Learning Disabilities



  • -Significant experience at Band 5 or above in a relevant paediatric setting or other appropriate setting and relevant experience in an education/community setting


  • Experience of working with children and young people with Neurodevelopmental conditions including ADHD, and their families
  • Experience in the provision of nurse-led clinics
  • Experience of teaching/training others

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of holistic, family-centred care
  • Principles of child protection
  • Principles of infection control
  • Health and Safety safe practice
  • Ability to manage own time and use initiative
  • Ability to teach
  • Sound IT skills


  • Good understanding of Neurodevelopmental conditions including ADHD
  • Audit skills

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Flexible working pattern
  • Commitment to continuing professional development of self, with a willingness and desire to undertake further relevant formal and informal training

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Children's Hospital

Ryegate Children's Centre


S10 2TH

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