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Student School Nurse

Job Reference: 150-KW2326-CWS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
University of Brighton, West Sussex/Brighton
Capped at £25,551 per annum

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s 2015 staff survey results are better than average in almost all areas and help rank the trust as one of the top 100 best places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal). The Trust is the first NHS organisation in Sussex to be a ‘Living Wage Employer’. The Living Wage rate is currently £8.45 per hour. It is reviewed annually in line with the cost of living.


Apprenticeships offer a combination of work and work-based learning and development opportunities for both new starters and existing staff that have the passion, drive, and commitment to earn while they learn at SCFT. Apprenticeships range from a Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) up to Masters Level 7 and more are being developed all the time.

All staff can apply for an apprenticeship, whether you are full or part time, as long as it will significantly upskill you in your current role. An apprenticeship is a job with a formal programme of training and must map into your job role. Off-the-job training is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of an apprenticeship.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Advert for SCPHN (School Nurse) Training – University of Brighton – September 2018 Course

A fully funded training opportunity to qualify as a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) is now open to all qualified Nurses and Midwives. Starting in September 2018, you will be given a fixed term contract with Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to undertake a one year full-time course to complete the BSc/PGDip/MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course (School Nurse) at the University of Brighton.

Sponsorship will be paid at band 5 salary to a maximum point 20; no incremental uplift is paid for duration of this training contract.

Successful completion of the course will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC register, an NMC recordable qualification, and eligibility to apply for a post as a school nurse.

Details for the University course can be found on the Brighton University Website - courses / study / community-specialist practice - BSc Honours.

If you are selected for interview you will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date. When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this. Please note that while the advert specifies Brighton University as the base, clinical placements can be anywhere in the Trust.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will usually be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will also be requested electronically; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Joint interviews with SCfT and University staff will be held in April 2018; dates are still to be confirmed.

Please indicate under "supporting information" if you have a disability and wish to be considered for short listing in line with our 2 ticks commitments and/or if you have any particular requirements to enable you to participate in the selection process. Please insert "I wish to apply under the 2 ticks scheme".

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Working towards equality. A no smoking policy is operated.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Luker

HCP Practice Educator

Tel: 01243 623805

Our Staff Benefits

There are many benefits when you work with us; here are just some of them:

  • Annual Leave - Most staff receive 27 days annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff) plus all public Bank holidays, raising to 29 days after 5 years service, 33 days after 10 years NHS service.
  • Learning and Development -The Trust supports a learning culture and encourages all staff to undertake appropriate education and development opportunities. All staff are entitled to receive regular and frequent supervision, a personal development plan and an annual appraisal.
  • Flexible Working - Opportunities for flexible working include: part time working; term-time only working; job sharing and annualised hours. We also offer staff time off to deal with an emergency; career breaks; maternity leave; shared maternity leave; maternity support leave; parental leave; adoption leave and leave for public services.
  • Season ticket loans and bike to work scheme -We offer interest free season ticket loans for public transport and a tax efficient bike to work scheme with deductions taken from salary.
  • Workplace Nurseries -We provide tax efficient workplace nurseries for children under 5 on our major sites.
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness- Under the Better Deals for Staff scheme, we also offer staff free assistance towards the cost of eye tests. Occupational Health services include pre-employment health checks, advice on work-related health and safety matters, vaccinations for work and confidential advice and referral to counselling services. We also encourage our staff to register on our Trust Benefits siteto receive a huge range of discounts on well-known brands and retailers and at the same time generate funds for our Trust.

If you want to work flexibly and be able to choose where and when you want to work why not join the bank? Email for further information.

Please read our attached *Information for Applicants* before applying.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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