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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2021.

Lead Nurse for Looked After Children

Job Reference: 425-A-21-49661

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Looked After Children
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

Lead Nurse, Looked After Children

30 hours per week permanent – Band 7

Come and Join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join and lead our dedicated team of Looked after Children’s Nurses (LAC) at Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, dynamic and forward thinking nurse with significant experience in the field of safeguarding and looked after children. The post holder will bring both expertise and extensive experience with strong leadership abilityto improve the health outcomes for Looked After Children and Care Leavers.

The post holder will be responsible for a small caseload of looked after children and young people. It is expected that the post holder will autonomously undertake direct specialist clinical work, including carrying out statutory health assessment reviews on Looked after Children; also providing individual health promotion and group interventions with our population including care leavers.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication and report writing skills with the ability to work flexibly using your own initiative, so that expertise and assurance can be provided to all relevant stakeholders. Working closely with the designated professionals for Looked After Children, you will help engage with and influence partner agencies ensuring that the complex needs of this transient group of vulnerable children and young people are understood and develop across the wider Health Communities in Sheffield.

For further details, please contact Dr Lorraine Pearson, Designated Doctor for LAC, on 0114 2260891 (secretary) or Amanda Hodgson, Head of Nursing, MEDicine Division on 014 2717706


All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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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