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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/09/2020.

Band 5 Student School Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-84901-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Healthy Together Team
£24,907/ £26,970/ £27,416/ £30,615

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An exciting opportunity to join Healthy Together teams, working within Public Health Nursing to deliver the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are seeking to recruit the very best talent to deliver our trust’s vision “Creating high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all”. If you are a highly motivated, dynamic qualified nurse then we’d love to hear from you.

You must have current NMC registration in any branch of nursing or midwifery. We will fund your Specialist Public Health Nursing – School Nurse training with a BSc (Hons) at level 6 or Post graduate Diploma at level 7 in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing in conjunction with De Montfort University for January 2021.

Public health nursing is a discipline of its own which seeks to promote and protect the health of our population. We do this by promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the likelihood of ill-health through the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme. Public health nursing is central to giving children the best start in their lives. We offer early intervention as physical and mental health issues emerge supporting the school aged population and their families.

Healthy Together is a 0 – 19 service that offers a range of services to meet the varying needs of the local population, including a digital text messaging offer for both parents and young people. Our Healthy Together teams are full of committed and skilled people who want to deliver the best possible care for children, young people and their families.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has a diverse ethnic minority population which provides a great opportunity to develop your skill-set whilst, receiving the support and training necessary to thrive in the role. As the ideal candidates you will demonstrate are Trust’s values Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust to deliver a flexible and responsive service.

You will need a full UK driving license and use of a car for this role.

All posts are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Please see job description and person specification for full details.

Interested applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of Community Children’s Services and must meet all the essential criteria in our person specification.

Please note – candidates who do not have current NMC registration or who do not currently hold a level 6 qualification (can be a single module) need not apply as you will not be short listed.

Experience of working in the community is preferred but not essential. The Training is based on 50% Practice within Healthy Together 0-5 teams and 50% theory at University.


Actual Annual Basic salary based on hours and training annex:

Your salary in this training contract is adjusted based on the following criteria:

(i) Up to 12 months prior to completion of training: 75 per cent of the pay band maximum of the fully qualified rate;

(ii) More than one but less than two years prior to completion of training: 70 per cent of the pay band maximum of the qualified rate;

(iii) More than two but less than three years prior to completion of training: 65 per cent of the pay band maximum for the qualified rate;

(iv) More than three years from completion of training: 60 per cent of the pay band maximum for the qualified rate.

Further information about the course, including entry requirements is available on the De Montfort University website or contact the course leader Dawn Loman at De Montfort University on 0116 2013813 or School Nursing Pathway Lead Deborah Millington on 0116 201 3890.


For more information please contact

Lindsey Franks on 07810831190

Karen Salsibury on 07467681283

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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