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School Nurse Team Leader

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
To lead and manage a School Nursing team or teams within the locality planning area and ensure the delivery of safe, effective school health service. To be responsible for the day to day management of a defined group of staff and for delivery of the school nursing service providing expert information, assessments and interventions for children, young people and families with complex needs.

To lead and monitor the quality and performance and capacity of the identified team and work with School Nurse (SN) operational lead to identify and address risks, escalating as required.

To facilitate and develop locality working groups within best practice standards.

To facilitate School Nursing population profiling to inform locality developments if requested.

To actively work with colleagues to develop a cohesive, integrated locality team.

Main duties of the job

To support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.

To support and assist child development workers as required.

To participate in the development of skill mix within the School Nursing Service to participate in the health education programmes and health promotion activities on a multidisciplinary basis as agreed with the team.

About us

Croydon Health Services provides integrated NHS services to care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough as well as Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital.

CUH provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough's only emergency department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward, midwifery led birth centre and the Crocus home birthing team.

Purley War Memorial Hospital ( PWMH) in the south of the borough offers outpatient care, including diagnostic services, physiotherapy and ophthalmology services run by Moorfields Eye Hospital, alongside an onsite GP surgery.

Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

We are a very close knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The School Nurse locality team leader post, is based in one of the four localities in the school nursing delivering the Healthy Child Programme to Children and Families in the London Borough of Croydon. Although you will be working within a primary school nursing locality, this role requires you to be able to work in other sites within and across the Trust. You will need to be able to travel within, and able to arrive for the start of the working day within these sites. This requirement will be driven by the needs of the service.
  • To provide leadership to the service at locally and at national level.
  • To enthuse others with a vision that they would aspire to develop.
  • To inspire staff to provide a high quality service.
  • To make appropriate decisions within specific timescales to meet service delivery requirements. This includes performance management of staff within all human resources policies and processes.
  • To facilitate innovation, value creativity and develop the optimum potential of all staff within the teams, in line with developments of the integrated service and other partners.
  • To work with multi-disciplinary teams across professional and organisational boundaries in children's centres, special schools and extended schools.
  • To be reflective in developing strategies to function effectively within complex situations.
  • To develop new service delivery, including new out of hours services.
  • To have 40% clinical role, and 60% leadership role

  • Person Specification

    Interview Critieria


    • To be a registered Nurse
    • To have a Specialist Public Health School Nurse Qualification
    • To have significant line management experience within a skill mix team
    • To have recent experience of working within a diverse community setting
    • To have an extensive understating of the Healthy Child Programme and School Nursing Service Delivery Model
    • To have significant knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures
    • To have evidence of continuing professional development
    • To have an understanding and application of the NMC code of Conduct scope of professional practice
    • Ability to work independently and to demonstrate an ability to make decisions
    • To have a valid UK driving licence and be a car driver
    • To be able to travel across Croydon and surrounding boroughs
    • To be able to apply equality of opporutnity to all staff


    • Management or teaching qualification
    • Educated to masters level or be willing to work towards this

    Desirable Critieria


    • Management or teaching qualification
    • Educated to masters level or be willing to work towards this

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


    Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

    12 - 18 Lennard Road


    CR9 2RS

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