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Vaccinator for the Berkshire Immunisation Team

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum ( Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Interviews will be held on 4th June 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the BerkshireImmunisation Team based in the East of Berkshire. The Immunisation team is responsible for providing routine and catch-up Immunisations to children and young people in schools and community settings across Berkshire.

We are looking for a self-motivated and dynamic registered Nurse or Midwife, who has experience of working with children and young people in the community and who is passionate about the public health benefits of vaccination.

This post is based at Foundation House in Dedworth, Windsor in the East of Berkshire and the post holder will be expected to travel across the three localities including Bracknell Forest, the Royal Borough of Windsor, Ascot, and Maidenhead (RBWM) and Slough.

This post is for 37.5 hours (we may consider a minimum of 30 hours). The post is term time only and you would be employed for 41 weeks of the year. Two of these weeks would be worked at an agreed time during school holidays. All annual leave needs to be taken during school holidays

Main duties of the job

  • Taking the lead vaccinator role for several schools
  • Communicating with children, young people, families, and schools
  • Planning and running catch up clinics.
  • Immunising in school sessions and community clinics
  • Reviewing vaccination uptake and providing a more targeted approach to improve uptake to low uptake schools.
  • Collecting and transporting vaccine safely
  • Vaccine related health promotion

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Passionate about the public health benefits of vaccination
  • Understanding of the childhood immunisation programme
  • Flexible in your approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with children, young people, and families from a range of diverse backgrounds.

  • For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

    If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call Charlotte Church (Lead Nurse for Immunisations) on 07900216873 or wholl be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife (Registered with NMC)
    • Experience of continuous professional development.


    • Registered Children's Nurse, or equivalent post registration experience working with children and/ or young people.

    Previous Experience


    • Experience working with children with complex health needs.
    • Vaccination Experience

    Additional Requirements


    • Have the ability to travel around the geographical area, visiting multiple sites on one day, in a variety of rural locations.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Immunisation Team

    Foundation House


    SL4 4LE

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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