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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2021.

SCPHN Student

Job Reference: 270-TC081-ACS

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Children's 0-19 Universal Service
To be confirmed, Countywide Northamptonshire
£24,907 - £30,615

Do you want to make a difference to children, young people and families?

Have you ever thought about a career as a Health Visitor or School Nurse?

If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Sponsorship Places for BSc (hons) or Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting annotation or School Nursing annotation)

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust would like to invite suitably qualified nurses to apply for sponsorship places on the above full time course. This is an exciting time for Health Visiting and School Nursing within Northamptonshire following the successful implementation of a 0-19 service delivery model.

The Trust is looking for enthusiastic and innovative Nurses or Midwives to join a forward thinking 0-19 service which promotes integrated working with partner agencies and actively works to improve outcomes for children and families.

Check your eligibility:

  • Current 1st level Registration on the Nursing and/or Midwifery Register •To undertake BSc level study – you must have 240 credits at Level 5 (Diploma) or be willing to undertake APEL study/process prior to starting the course •To undertake Post Graduate Diploma (MSc level study) – you must have an Undergraduate Honours Degree

The academic study will be undertaken at the University of Northampton

Clinical placements will be across the county, supported by a local Health Visitor or School Nurse Practice Assessor and Supervisor and will account for 50% of the course time. The remaining 50% will be spent within the local University.

Successful applicants will be employed under an NHFT fixed term contract for the duration of the course (once all necessary employment checks are in place) which will run from January 2022 until January 2023. Successful applicants will be remunerated as per Agenda for Change band 5 pay scales during the programme of study.

NHFT expects to recruit SCPHN students to permanent posts within Northamptonshire on the successful completion of the course. Qualified Health Visitors and School Nurses are appointed to Band 6.

Due to the nature of this role, it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes throughout the course. Where necessary, adjustments will be made in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.

For further information please contact Caroline Motion, Public Health Matron via email on or Helen Kimble, Senior Lecturer via email on

If you wish to be considered, you are required to apply to NHFT for sponsorship, and ALSO secure a place by application to the University separately.

There will be an information evening about the Specialist Community Public Health Course for Health Visiting and School Nursing at the University of Northampton.

We would strongly advise potential candidates to attend this session if possible. For further information please contact course leader Helen Kimble -

Closing date for completed applications – 23rd May 2021

Assessment Centre (all applicants must attend) – 15th & 17th June 2021

Interview Dates – 13th 14th & 15th July 2021 you must be to attend an interview available on these dates.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Caroline Motion

Job title: Public Health Matron

Email address:

Additional contact information

For further information please contact Caroline Motion, Public Health Matron via email on

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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