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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, School Nursing

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
How would you like to provide high-quality care for our young people and future generations?

It is an exciting time for our service as we have introduced The Lancaster Model, to provide us with an evidence-based framework, enabling us to deliver an up-to-date Public Health service, based on local evidence.

You will be supported by an integrated team of exceptional health professionals, all working towards one goal, to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve, in a service that has been awarded as Outstanding by CQC.

Are you someone who aspires to be part of a great, stable service, which is highly regarded as a beacon of national success for its innovative approach?

Look no further!

Main duties of the job

We have an opportunity for a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse who will contribute towards life changing differences for local children, working closely with relatives carers and the wider educational system.

If you are committed to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families and have strong Leadership Qualities we would like to hear from you.

For this post you will need to be proactive and enthusiastic.

You will be key to assessing health needs of children and young people and families.

You must be dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of children and families in Derby City and have a real commitment to implementing service user feedback to improve services and evidence the difference you are making.

Your role will include safeguarding responsibility and you will work in partnership with colleagues from both statutory and voluntary agencies to actively promote and develop a more integrated 0-19 Public Health System.

You will be based within a multi-disciplinary team in Derby City.

As a Public Health Nurse you will demonstrate good leadership skills, be committed to developing your own practice and that of others.

You must be receptive and responsive to change and be willing to adopt and evaluate different ways of working and leading the development of more integrated systems, processes and practice.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities
  • Relocation package may be available

Job description

Job responsibilities

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  • Delivery of The Lancaster Model
  • Leading a skill mixed team
  • Developing evidence based practice
  • Partnership Working
  • Supervision of Staff
  • Working with management team to deliver the service specification

We are passionate about making equality, diversity and inclusion part of our DNA.

We take pride in our People First Culture which creates a workplace where everyone feels a genuine sense of belonging, difference is celebrated, and people are comfortable to bring their whole selves to work.

We welcome people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, protected characteristics, and with all backgrounds and experiences.

Person Specification



  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and non-verbal
  • Ability to manage own work load
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Excellent understanding of public health role


  • Experience of working a corporate case load
  • Experience of leading a skill mix team
  • Innovative practitioner

Training and qualifications


  • SCHNP qualification
  • Registered nurse


  • Mentor qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Nurse prescriber

Knowledge and experience


  • Good understanding on the healthy child program
  • knowledge of safeguarding children and young people
  • Commitment to developing Public Health Nursing


  • Clinical supervision experience

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Paul's House

Stores Road


DE21 4BB

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