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Community Nurse Team Leader

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Herne Bay
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
Are you interested in joining a Trust committed to your development?

Would you like to be part of an organisation that really values your well-being?

Do you want to treat people rather than conditions?

Here at KCHFT we are constantly working to improve the lives of our staff and our patients. We care for you so you can care for your patients.

Our We Care strategy that we will follow until 2028 means that our ambitions are to put our communities first, deliver a better patient experience and importantly, be a great place to work for all of our workforce.

These aren't just empty words either. At our Outstanding rated trust more than half of our workforce work flexibly, including compressed hours and term time only. More than 70% of our workforce feel we take positive action on health and wellbeing, and we aim to improve this. We are proud to say that we consistently score above the national average in our staff survey results, particularly for our focus on the well-being of our workforce.

And with the forward NHS vision being based on community care, there has never been a better time to join us.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for anenthusiastic and adaptable Community Nurse Team Leader to join ourcaring and progressive team in Herne Bay.

Our Community Nursing Teams provide interventions for housebound patients aged 18 and over delivering personalised nursing care to those with complex and long-term conditions. The aim of our service is toenable patients to stay safe and well in their chosen environment.

Using your clinical expertise, you will be responsible for the patient caseload, coordinating the team to ensure that care is delivered safely, effectively and as planned. You will have responsibility for undertaking ordelegating the triage of new referrals, coordinating the care delivery and allocation of work to members of the team with the appropriate competencies.

To hear more, please get in touch!

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 10th May.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Registered health care professional (NMC registration). Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6. Evidence of Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice (examples specialist practitioner district nursing, non-medical prescribing mentorship, coaching, clinical expertise).


  • PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education. Management or supervisory qualification or experience of study. Working towards Master level study.



  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in area of practice. Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads. Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience.


  • Experience of leading and managing teams. Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ AT-P/ CIS).



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across health care services. Evidence of continued relevant professional development and implementation in practice within the last 12 months.

Skills & abilities


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post. Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivationAbility to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups. Strong influencing and negotiating skills..

Personal attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to manage and lead change. Ability to work under pressure. Flexible and adaptable. Valid driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner. Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, considering Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital

Herne Bay


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