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School Nurse (SCPHN)

Central London Community Health Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum, inclusive of HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a qualified School Nurse or due to qualify in the near future?

Do you want to make a difference and be part of further developing our service?

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our forward thinking and innovative School Nursing team, which is part of the Public Health 0-19 services in Merton.

Central London Community Healthcare is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and innovative practitioner to join the School Nursing Service in Merton. The practitioner must be a Registered Nurse with a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Qualification (School Nursing).

Main duties of the job

The School Nursing service comprises of a large skill mix team, which is structured to deliver core and targeted health input through the Healthy Child Programme to all school aged children and their families.

The applicant should demonstrate leadership skills, knowledge of safeguarding and child protection processes and offer flexibility in managing their caseload.

In addition, they should have a strong public health focus and be fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our diverse school aged population.

In our last CQC inspection CLCH was awarded a GOOD rating, we are listed amongst the Top NHS organisations to work for by HSJ. In 2019 CLCH achieved sustained UNICEF level 3 status of the prestigious Baby Friendly Award in recognition of our outstanding support for breast feeding mothers and we are currently working towards the GOLD award. We are one of the few boroughs to offer specialist breast feeding advice from an ICBC registered lactation consultant. Merton Health Visitors and School Nurses are co-located in Children's Centre's across the borough. We have strong links with our colleagues in Early Years and the Local Authority.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to job description, personal specification and trust values, for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife (current)
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse School Nursing / or Differing in Practice in school nursing
  • Evidence of continuing post- registration education and training


  • Practice Assessor course
  • PSHE Course
  • Community nurse prescribing qualification or prepared to work towards.



  • Recent school nursing experience
  • Be able to co-ordinate health promotion initiatives in line with local and national health improvement targets
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and inter-agency working
  • Experience of organising and managing own workload
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing programmes of care and writing care plans
  • Experience in providing practice based learning support to others
  • Experience of evidence based care
  • Experience of supervising students


  • Counselling qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Mental Health First Aid training



  • Knowledge of current health and social care agenda relevant to area of work and professional practice
  • Current knowledge of safeguarding issues
  • Appropriate knowledge of clinical skills
  • Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance
  • Knowledge of NMC Code
  • Knowledge of Personal Development Planning
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of how equal opportunities can be implemented in practice
  • Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • IT, numeracy and literacy skills



  • Ability to work without direct supervision and plan, organise, review and prioritise own workload and others
  • Able to delegate work effectively and safely
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to children/young people and organisational needs
  • Critical appraisal skills and ability to utilise research evidence in practice
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to adapt to change and have an open approach to new ways of working
  • Caseload organisational skills
  • Able to travel within geographical areas using varying modes of transport
  • Able to deliver the physical demands of the role e.g. carry work essential equipment.

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Lavender Steers Mead Children's Centre



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