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Professional Development Co-ordinator School Nursing

Hywel Dda University Health Board
To be communicated
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The School Nursing (SN) service in Hywel Dda University Health Board is delighted to advertise a brand-new Band 7 post for a Professional Development Co-ordinator for School Nursing.

The post is for 37.5 hours a week, working on an all year-round basis.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced and well-motivated Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) School Nurse (SN) with their qualification registered on Part 3 of the NMC register. They must have current post registration experience of working in a School Nursing team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and engaging individual who possesses the ability to work with all levels of qualified and unqualified staff, including Pre and Post registration nursing students.

Working closely with the Senior Nurse, Team Leaders and staff members, you will lead on the continuing development of a training service for the SN workforce and contribute to the quality assurance agenda.

The base for the post will be discussed with the successful candidate.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 23/07/24

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • SCPHN-SN qualification with current NMC registration.
  • Educated to a Masters Degree or working towards with equivalent experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Clinical Governance and NMC requirements for service.
  • Extensive knowledge of 'A School Nursing Framework for Wales' and attached service standards, with an understanding of current strategic issues in School Nursing
  • An in-depth knowledge of the current NMC standards on delegation.
  • An in-depth knowledge of current health and social policies and the Public Health Agenda


  • PGCE or working towards
  • Qualification in Management/ Leadership



  • Experience of working as a School Nurse
  • Team Working
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Experience in safeguarding, encompassing looked after children, Child protection and child in need.
  • Service management and development
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • I.T. Skills


  • Experience of teaching in a range of clinical/HEI contexts
  • Teaching on pre and post-registration programmes
  • Experience in practice development

Language skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


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To be communicated

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