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Children's Community Training Team Lead

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and enthusiastic individual who has experience in children's nursing and is looking for an opportunity to lead the newly formed Training branch of the Children's Community Nursing Team.

We are looking for an individual who has genuine passion for and commitment to ensure high quality, equitable and consistent education and training is delivered to education settings and other providers.

This post is county wide and predominantly Mon - Fri 9-5pm however flexibility of working patterns will be required with some evening and weekend working.

Main duties of the job

Responsibility for providing direct management and leadership to a skill mix team along with providing oversight of the coordination of training across a variety of settings in Cornwall. This includes providing specialist advice and guidance through teaching, mentoring and supervision, quality assurance through feedback and audit alongside reviewing and monitoring of clinical and professional standards of care. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will work clinically 1 day a week and at times of high demand this will likely increase.

A close working relationship with counterparts across the Integrated Care Partnership, Education settings and Regulatory bodies is a key requirement of the role.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification - RSCN- Child Branch/ RNLD
  • Possession of a relevant degree or relevant experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of coordinating and or managing patient care.
  • Post graduate teaching qualification or equivalent, or willingness to work towards.
  • Extensive post registration experience of working with children who have complex and life limiting nursing needs in the community
  • Extensive post registration experience of working with children who have complex and life limiting nursing needs in the community
  • Substantial experience with the following clinical interventions including enteral feeding, patient monitoring, administration of medication, tracheostomy care, ventilation, and Intravenous administration
  • Experience of supporting/mentoring junior staff


  • To have or be willing to work towards IOSH
  • Leadership or management qualification at Level 5 or above or willingness to undertake
  • Independent non-medical prescriber
  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience of delivering training to registered and non-registered professionals, carers, and families in a variety of settings including education.



  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to engage and build effective relationships at all levels with stakeholders
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Innovative approach to care provision

Knowledge and abilities


  • Ability to co-ordinate and apply best practice in complex and challenging situations
  • In depth knowledge of current issues affecting children's community nursing
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding children policies and procedures
  • Ability to make informed judgements and decisions based on sound clinical knowledge
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the complex issues involved in working across organisations and disciplines including special educational needs
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet service requirements. Understands the importance of and adheres to professional behaviours and boundaries.

Personal Qualities


  • A creative thinker with a flair for developing new ideas and problem solving
  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Willing to accept responsibility for decisions/ actions

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Truro Health Park



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