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Community Nursing Team Leader - Band 6

Job Reference: 822-BCH7860A

Bristol Community Health CIC
Community Nursing
North Bristol
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rata

Bristol Community Health is an employee owned, not-for-profit social enterprise providing over 50 healthcare services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We are changing the way health and social care works in our communities, from walk-in clinics and in-home patient care to support in schools, health centres and prisons.

Ours is a people first model where care is delivered in the best place for the person who needs it, by people who are constantly striving to excel. We are aligned to NHS agenda for change and offer great pensions, generous leave and comprehensive training.

Community Nursing Team Leader - Band 6

Community-based care is now at the forefront of the the modern healthcare nationwide. It's where pivotal interventions take place to prevent the most vulnerable from having to rely on care in acute environments such as hospitals and clinics, and in turn where lessons healthy lifestyles can be best taught to those we care for as clinicans. It's also where you're best placed to give your career a boost and make a difference to those seeking independence in managing thier healthcare.

Does this sound like a place you want to be? If so, read on. Our Community Nursing team would love you to be with us as a Team Leader in the Shirehampton area of Bristol, where you'll beMaking Lives Better every day.


Where you’ll work

Our dedicated community nursing teams provide healthcare and support to housebound patients in their homes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Community nursing is our largest service, with 281 matrons, nurses and administrative staff based in teams around Bristol, all focused on helping patients to manage and understand their health.

In this post, you’ll be based at our Community bases in Shirehampton Medical Centre but will also be at the heart of the action in the community, helping those in your team when required to help provide invaluable care.

The teams work in partnership with local healthcare professionals to improve the health and independence of mainly housebound patients with long term conditions.

What makes these unique and rewarding roles is the opportunity to build genuine relationships with patients.

Collaboration and continuous learning are at the heart of everything we do. So whatever your role with us, you’ll be fully supported and given opportunities to develop and grow.

There is lots of support available – every day, our nurses and matrons are supported by healthcare assistants and admin support teams


What you’ll do

This role will require candidates to operate on a rota, working variable days over a 7 day week service. You’ll be asked to work various shifts between 08:00 and 20:00 to meet the needs of the service.

You’ll manage your Community Nursing Team and work autonomously as a lone worker within the team, with extensive support being available from the Community Nursing Advanced Practitioner, Team Manager, GPs, and primary care staff. Leading a team of registered nurses, providing guidance being a key role model for them, You’ll alongside your provide a safe, effective, high-quality clinical Community Nursing Service, within patient’s own homes and other appropriate settings within the Shirehampton area.


What we can offer

Bristol Community Health is focused on improving healthcare in the community for the benefit of all. That includes nurturing a people first environment, where your professional development is supported and encouraged, and your hard work rewarded. You’ll be supported throughout your time with us, with many chances to undertake further training and development.

We will also consider Internal secondments or a acting up trial for this role. If this would be of intrest to you please contact Helen to discuss this further.


What we’d like from you

We’ll require you to have an NMC registration and previous experience as a Nurse at a Band 6 level. In turn you’ll also be driven by the idea of leading a team and managing and supervising staff to bring about the best results for our patients in the Shirehampton community on a daily basis. You’ll also have good clinical knowledge, with understanding of physical assessment, acute, chronic and terminal illness, wound management drug interactions, and more.

You’ll thrive on the diversity and variety of work on offer, and be eager to step-up to challenges, autonomously and assertively. You’ll also relish the opportunity to improve outcomes by building relationships with those in your care, enjoying a more rewarding role in the process.


About Bristol Community Health

Bristol Community Health are a not-for-profit social enterprise, that delivers NHS high-quality healthcare services across the South-West. As well as helping within communities, we also provide, school nursing, diabetes support, physiotherapy, prison healthcare and many more services. In doing so, we focus on improving healthcare in the community for the benefit of all.

We’re proud that we’re a Community Interest Company (CIC) and not-for-profit social enterprise. As a social enterprise, we trade for social and environmental benefit. Our profits are not distributed to shareholders, but are rather re-invested back into our organisation to consistently improve upon the services we provide – re-investment that will help people live healthier lives.

Because we’re a social enterprise, we can be more flexible in our approach. We also welcome innovation which helps us to deliver better care – for example, all of our community nurses use mobile working, which reduces bureaucracy and frees up time to care. At the same time, we align to the NHS’s Agenda for Change principles, allowing us to offer the attractive pension scheme and the same salary scales that would be expected from NHS organisations.



To find out more, please contact:

Helen Dabbs, Shirehampton Team Manager on 07810505469 or

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Please note the following changes which will impact all roles advertised by Bristol Community Health (BCH).

  • From 1 April 2020, adult community health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be provided by a single provider, Sirona care & health and we are committed to working closely with Sirona to ensure the safe transfer of services and staff in all eligible posts. Like Bristol Community Health, Sirona is a not for profit organisation and further information can be found in the attached fact sheet.

    BCH has issued notice on the following contracts:

    • Community Children’s Healthcare Services Contract (currently provided under a sub-contract to Sirona). This contract is likely to end on 31 March 2020 and to transfer to Sirona, although this is not confirmed. Therefore if you are appointed to a role within Community Children’s Healthcare Services you are likely to be transferred to the new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside staff directly involved in the delivery of this contract.
    • Diabetic Eye Screening Service Contract - his contract is in the process of being re-procured and is likely to end on or shortly after 31 March 2020, although this date has not yet been confirmed. If you are appointed to a role within the Diabetic Eye Screening Service you are likely to be transferred to the new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside staff involved in the delivery of this contract.
    • Offender Health Services Contract – it is likely this contract will end on or around 31 March 2020 although this date is not confirmed. A new provider for this contract has yet to be agreed but if you are appointed to a role within Offender Health Services you are likely to be transferred to a new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside other staff involved in the delivery of this contract.

BCH is committed to supporting the smooth transition of staff and services to new providers. For more information, contact

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.

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

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