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Community Staff Nurse - School Nursing

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
3 Jun 2024
Community Staff Nurse, School Nursing 22.5 hours

Are you motivated and keen to develop skills working with children and families in the community? If so, this is an exciting time to consider a career as a Community Staff Nurse in School Nursing within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Children and Families Team.

The School Nursing Service supports school aged children attending education provision or being home schooled in Hampshire. You will contribute to assessment, planning and delivery of commissioned Public Health Services

If you are a registered NMC Nurse and looking to join a thriving, innovative and developing service which puts children, young people, and their families at its core, then this is the job for you. There will also be Development opportunities to undertake the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course

This role requires highly motivated and compassionate Community Staff Nurses who can demonstrate excellent communication skills, work as part of a skill mix team to enable the excellent delivery of commissioned aspects of the Healthy Child Programme. You will be required to work alongside partner agencies to achieve best health outcomes for school aged children and their families

The Southern Health values are the foundation of everything we do and provide opportunities for ongoing learning and development for all staff through a robust induction program, comprehensive safeguarding and clinical supervision and training to support professional development

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the Community Staff Nurse (CSN) is to support in delivering the commissioned elements of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) (DH 2009) as a member of the 0-19 public health nursing service (Health Visiting / School Nursing).

They will provide responsive, holistic, quality, family centred public health outcomes in line with the 4-5-6 model of the Healthy Child Programme including the high impact areas.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (NMC)


  • Paediatric/Children's Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing learning & professional development



  • Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009).
  • Normal child development
  • Current political drivers relevant to children and families, i.e., healthy eating/lifestyles, smoking cessation, behaviour management, positive parenting
  • Clinical governance
  • Clinical supervision
  • Inequality and its impact on health
  • Process of research and understanding of evidence-based practice to promote good practice
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and the legislative framework.
  • Work with children, young people, and families in a range of health settings
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other agencies.
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills. Ability to work in partnership with children, families, and colleagues.
  • Ability to undertake individual health needs assessment.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage time effectively
  • Good standard of IT skills
  • Ability to adapt to the demands of a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to identify safeguarding concerns and liaise appropriately with other agencies
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Knowledge and understanding of the barriers to communication.
  • Ability to communicate professionally at all times with children and families, professional colleagues and partner agencies.
  • Ability to demonstrate active listening
  • Ability to be proactive and initiate actions in line with your professional role
  • Knowledge of policies/guidelines in relation to maintaining confidentiality
  • Maintain legible and up to date records in accordance with Trust Policies and Nursing and Midwifery Council Guidelines on Record Keeping


  • Health promotion strategies.
  • National policies related to children, young people and families.
  • Health promotion role
  • Working in a community setting.
  • Experience of mentoring students.
  • Ability to identify safeguarding and child protection issues using knowledge of child protection procedures and liaise appropriately with other agencies.
  • Ability to facilitate learning with individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
  • Participating in record keeping audits.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Alton Health Centre

Anstey Road



GU34 2QX

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