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Apprentice SCPHN School Nurse

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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If you are a Registered Nurse or Midwife with a minimum of 120 academic credits at Level 6 (degree), you are invited to apply for the SCPHN-SN course commencing September 2024. We are offering the opportunity for suitable candidates to undertake School Nurse training at our partner higher educational institute Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) via a fixed term contract sponsorship.

We offer a high quality learning environment.

Your learning, development and assessment will be overseen by a named Practice Education & Development lead (P.E.D.L) and a day to day supervisor.

If you wish to develop professionally in School Nursing, you will thrive in our creative, supportive teams. You will experience a corporate team structure, covering a defined geographical area working in close partnership with families, community, voluntary and statutory agencies.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post will close at 50 applications. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Interviews 10th July 2024

Main duties of the job

To work towards gaining the standards of proficiency for entry to the NMC register/recordable for Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN).

To provide the SCPHN Apprentice with a learning environment this will enable the student to develop knowledge, skills and competencies to take on the role of a qualified SCPHN within a defined pathway.

To gain the knowledge and skills and competence required in order to exercise higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in clinical care focusing on four broad areas:
  • Clinical practice
  • Community Engagement
  • Clinical practice development
  • Leadership in clinical practice

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post of SCPHN Apprentice is a development post building on existing knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve a higher level of practice resulting in an academic qualification as well as a recordable/registerable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The fundamental responsibilities of the post holder are to attain the academic credentials and the clinical skills required to practice as a NMC registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on a defined pathway. These are summarised below:
  • To fulfil the requirements of the SCPHN programme by attending university course dates and practice placement days in accordance with University regulations and successful completion of the course

Person Specification



  • GCSE Maths & English grade C or above
  • A current First Level Registration with NMC
  • Degree (120 credits at Level 6)
  • Ability to work at Level 7


  • Research module and/or research awareness
  • Evidence of recent study



  • Up to date professional portfolio, demonstrating evidence of reflective, evidence-based practice
  • Multi-disciplinary team partnership working
  • Ability to plan and organise own work, including being flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Sound knowledge of the public health agenda and the Healthy Child Programme, relating to School Nursing
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, non-verbal, written and presentation, showing an ability to communicate effectively with clients/patients, team members and partner agencies.


  • Community experience-ideally within School Nurse Teams

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Teams within Tameside localities

Ann Street


M34 2AJ

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