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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Community Sister / Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 449-AS0808

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Community Services
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Think Community Nursing…think #TeamSolent.

We’re changing the face of Community Nursing. We’re helping our local communities.

Join us TODAY!

Are you a registered nurse? Would you like to make a genuine difference to people’s lives by keeping them safe and well in their own home?

Perhaps you’re a nurse with experience of working on a ward in a hospital, or perhaps you’re newly qualified. Come and meet us here at Solent NHS Trust and learn more about working as a Community Nurse and what your community can offer you.

Our dedicated team of practice educators are on hand to spend time with you to develop the great skills you already have whilst helping you learn new ones! We’ll support you to have the knowledge, skills and experience to work in the community with confidence.

Our diverse and inclusive #TeamSolent Community Nurses help patients from one of three locality areas based within Southampton City (East, Central and West), working mainly between the hours of 08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday. That’s right, there’s no night shifts here!

We have a range of flexible working options to suit you and your home life. We value your work-life balance as much as you do! We are actively seeking applicants who would like to work either part-time for 22.5 hours or anywhere in between, all the way up to full-time (please see our average schedule below).

We value the difference you bring and the difference you can make to our city’s communities. We actively work together to help each other, and our patients get better and do better.

Make yourself a drink, grab something to eat and join us online for a virtual meet and greet with the #TeamSolent Community Nursing Team on 1st December at 20:30. who will be there for you to chat to and share with you their own journeys and experiences of what it’s like to work in the Community for Solent NHS. To join us please email including your contact number and we will send you a link to meeting.

Can’t make it? Phone Ruth our Community Nursing Operations Manager on 07717 653801 instead who you can chat to and who can answer your questions. We can introduce you to the rest of the team at a time to suit you too.

Follow us on twitter: @Solent_SotonCN

Sign up to our virtual meet & greet here:

We have released have part-time and full-timepoststo show our commitment to flexible working.

For info: the average working schedule for a nurse that works full-time is below, part-time schedules are reduced proportionately.

Core: 08:30 – 16:30

Mid-shift: 10:00 – 18:00 (average of 4 per/month)

Twilight: 14:00 – 22:00 (average of 4 per/month)

Weekend Days: Core/mid-shift/twilight (working 1 in every 4 weeks)

Please note - interviews are scheduled to take place on 17th December 2020.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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