Skip to main content

School Nurse Team Leader

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 per annum inc of HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

View more

Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) School Nurse or Health Visitor or Community Nurse with Team leading experience , to join Croydon School health Service as Team leader.

We are looking for an experienced SCPHN School Nurse or Health Visitor or Community Nurse with Team Leader experience to work collaboratively with the Operational Lead for School Health and Immunisation Services, and the School Nurse Team . The main role of the School Nurse Team Leader is to ensureleadership and management in the delivery of high quality service and commissioned contract.

Car Owner/ Driver Essential

Main duties of the job

School Nurse locality Team Leader

The emphasis of the role will be working within a skill mix team and working closely with other Clinical Team Leaders, Specialists Practice Teachers and Practice educators to develop and monitor clinical standards and outcomes for children and families. You will support staff to achieve their clinical competencies by working and supervising them in clinical practice, demonstrating how they can deliver the healthy child programme and commissioned KPIs, leaders and the school health team in delivery of the healthy Child Programme.

The successful candidate will be part of a school nurse team leaders and will be responsible for managing a small Caseload, demonstrate excellence in practice and leadership within the Service.

About us

What's in it for you?

We have effective and interactive governance and quality groups

We are serious about retention of staff and staff development. Our excellent appraisal system will help you to continue your professional development in a way that works for you and for the service.

Croydon Health Services like to recruit staff who embrace challenge, have a creative flair to problem solving and are able to lead, motivate and enthuse their teams. Also important to us are people with a can do attitude and excellent communication skills.

There is �2000 retention premium for anyone who works with the trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To lead the day to day and manage a School Nursing team or teams within a locality.
  • Planning area and ensure the delivery of a safe, effective School Health service.
  • To be responsible for the day to day management of a defined group of staff .
  • For delivery of the School Nursing service providing expert information, assessments and interventions for children, young people and families including families with complexneeds.
  • To lead and monitor the quality and performance and capacity of the identified team.
  • To work with the Operational lead for School Nursingto identify and address risks, escalating as required.
  • To facilitate and develop locality working groups within best practice standards.
  • To facilitate School Nursing population profiling to inform locality developments, if requested.
  • To actively work with colleagues to develop a cohesive, integrated locality Team.

For information see attached JD

Person Specification



  • Experience of managing staff
  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of working with children, young people and their families


  • Knowledge of electronic records systems



  • Car owner and driver
  • Can demonstrate a flexible approach to working

Knowledge and awareness


  • Knowledge of healthy child programme
  • Knowledge of safeguarding guidance nationally
  • Knowledge of reflection in practice


  • awaareness of locality working



  • at least 3 years health visiting experience
  • leadership of teams
  • provision of supervision
  • multi-agency working


  • leadership of change
  • teaching

qualifications and training


  • registered nurse
  • registered Specialist community public health nurse (health visitor)
  • continuing professional development


  • leadership or management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Lennard Road




Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert