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School Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
School Nurse-Aldershot Centre for Health

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and flexible Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SN) who enjoy the challenge of working with children and young people

You will work from a variety of settings including schools, partner agencies and homes working flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the 0-19 population.

You will lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) within the locality and provide professional leadership to a skill mix team to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the commissioned service.

We are looking for someone with an inspirational and motivational personality and someone who is highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork.

You will facilitate and deliver a range of assessments, brief interventions, proactive public health initiatives and work both independently and as part of a multi-agency team around the family.

You will be expected to demonstrate clinical expertise and governance in all aspects of safeguarding children whilst being supported by robust organisational supervision, guidelines and policies.

You will be joining a leading organisation that is both forward thinking and innovative. Southern Health is committed to improving the quality of child health services across Hampshire and takes pride in rewarding the success of its staff.

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) is to lead delivery of the commissioned elements of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) including the 0-19 (Health Visiting and School Nursing) High Impact Areas.

The role includes providing clinical leadership and management support to Community Staff Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses, School Nurse Assistants and Administrative Support staff to support the delivery of a quality 0-19 public health service

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 and/or Midwife
  • BSc/PGDip& #92 Hons Public Health Specialist Practitioner (School Nursing) or equivalent (NMC Registered Part 3)
  • Full UK Driving Licence (and access to a car) business use car insurance


  • Dual field registration (HV/SN)
  • Child Branch Registration or similar qualification
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing learning & professional development



  • nowledge of and Delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009).
  • Experience of clinical audit and risk assessments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Clinical governance frame work and CQC
  • Ability to work in partnership with CYP, families and colleagues in a range of health settings
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other agencies.
  • Experience of appraisal and staff development.
  • Experience of effective time management.
  • Experience of mentoring students
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Proven skills in leading, managing and developing teams


  • Experience of staff conflict resolution and operational planning.
  • Managing skill mix teams.
  • Baby Friendly Initiative (or equivalent) Breastfeeding Management Training in accordance with Level 1 Service Delivery/ universal service
  • Facilitation of Clinical supervision sessions

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Aldershot Centre for Health

Hospital Hill



GU11 1AY

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