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Community Nursing Lead-Out of Hours Service - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

Do you have the vision to know what great community nursing care looks like and the passion to help us reshape the way we deliver care? Are you a forward-thinking and clinically credible practitioner equipped with community nursing experience, to lead the evening & overnight community nursing team?

We have an exciting opportunity for a community nursing lead to join our established out of hours team. The role is diverse and practice focused with innovative service developments and collaborative working to create an outstanding service for patients and families. You will join an established highly experienced peer group of Community Nursing Leads within the Integrated Community Teams.

We are currently in the early stages of strengthening and enhancing our out of hours community nursing service and the individual appointed to this post will be a part of these upcoming conversations to support the ongoing development of the service. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced community nurse who has the drive and enthusiasm to lead the out of hours community nursing service. Working cohesively is important to us and this leadership role will encompass motivating and inspiring a team.

Main duties of the job

As the Community Nurse lead for the out of hours service, you will be a role model to the team, providing clinical support, mentorship and supervision. Your transition into this new role will be supported with a comprehensive induction plan, regular supervision and leadership support.
  • To provide operational line management of evening and overnight district nursing teams in the County ensuring business continuity with in-hours community and district nursing services.
  • To provide leadership, clinical supervision and support for the team within the evening and overnight service.
  • To oversee the management and prioritisation of the evening and overnight workload to ensure effective care delivery and best use of the organisation's resources including the budget for this service.
  • To ensure the development and effectiveness of the evening and overnight service, and links to the Integrated community teams and community nursing agendas countywide.
  • To ensure the operational stability and functioning of the evening and overnight service to provide a consistent, equitable countywide provision.
  • To provide leadership, clinical supervision and support for the team within the evening and overnight service.
  • To assume delegated responsibility and activities as directed by the Community Manager.
  • Ensure service delivery is of high quality and operating within a clear governance structure ensuring patient safety and continuous learning

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered
  • Masters level qualification /or equivalent experience
  • Educated to degree level (or diploma equivalent)


  • Extended skills qualification (SPQ or Equivalent)
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification



  • Extensive post registration experience in Community Nursing
  • Experience of supporting staff through change and service development.
  • Significant leadership experience
  • Breadth of clinical / professional experience

Professional /Managerial Knowledge


  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of HR issues e.g. recruitment and retention, performance management.
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of quality assurance, audit and effectiveness monitoring
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of governance and its application to practice and service development

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Jenner Court

1010 Pioneer Avenue, Brockworth



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