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Community Staff Nurse (South Cotswolds)

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust provides care for approximately 600,000 adults, children, and young people across Gloucestershire, including community inpatient and outpatient services, public health nursing, community nursing and therapy staff. As a trust we value our staff, offer excellent development opportunities and a flexible approach to enabling staff to achieve the work life balance needed to ensure staff wellbeing.

To excel in this role you will require excellent communication skills, the courage to make clinical decisions and a willingness to develop your potential. You will require current NMC registration as a Registered Nurse, post-registration experience is helpful but not essential and we have an excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses. In addition to this, we have a comprehensive induction program which involves support from the practice development team to help you acquire and maintain your competencies.

This post is subject to a DBS check and successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Main duties of the job

As a community nursing team our service covers 8am to 8pm. As a member of the team you would be expected to work either part time or full time over a shift system which includes early and late shifts across 7 days including weekends and bank holidays. As a trust we have an excellent flexible working policy and work in partnership with our staff to meet the needs of the service.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

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

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as a member of the Community Nursing Team within an Integrated Community Team (ICT) delivering care to patients resident within an Integrated Care Team population.
  • To provide a high standard of skilled nursing care to people in their own homes or clinic settings
  • To manage the Community Nursing Team and Nursing Caseload in the absence of the Team Leader - District Nurse / Senior Community Nurse (for annual leave, study leave & sickness).

Person Specification



  • Nursing degree or diploma
  • Willingness to undertake further training
  • NMC registered


  • Evidence of continued learning



  • Evidence of working without direct supervision
  • Experience of working with students or learners in practice


  • Previous experience of Community Nursing
  • Evidence of post registration training
  • Teaching and assessing qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cotswold ICT - Cirencester Hospital

Tetbury Road



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