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Senior Community Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you think you have the skills to lead, develop and motivate others? Do you want to be part of a senior team who are determined to create a locality team whose care delivery is of the highest standard?

If so, we would like to hear from you as we are recruiting for a Band 6 Senior Community Nurse to join our team. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

You will be supported to work with the senior nurses at across the localities who will ensure that you are given all possible opportunities for learning and development.

We are looking for someone who can show us that they are a team player and are committed to the profession. Today's Senior Community Nurse role is complex and involves clinical practice as well as leadership, management, operational and educational responsibilities.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to demonstrate that you possess a level of clinical skill and experience that can be developed further to allow you to be confident in upskilling and teaching others.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Excellence. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

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 with current NMC registration
  • Mentorship/ ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Specialist Practice Degree (SPQ) in District Nursing OR Recent experience of Community Nursing/ Community Health care and a willingness to undertake SPQ



  • Understanding of the political factors influencing the delivery of community nursing services/ workforce challenges
  • Clinically up-to date
  • Knowledge of the Continuing Health Care (CHC) process/personal health budgets

Additional Criteria


  • Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder, e.g. Moving and handling, lone working
  • Car driver with clean licence Awareness of personal safety

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ryde Health & amp Wellbeing Centre

Pellhurst Road


Isle of Wight

PO33 3DT

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