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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/06/2021.

Senior School Nurse - Band 6

Job Reference: 327-21-215

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
School Nursing
Brockworth, Gloucester
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum (pro rata)

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

We are highly regarded and valued by our local authority commissioners and as such are delighted to have received substantial investment for new Band 6 SCPHN School Nurses in Gloucestershire and are recruiting to new posts in Tewkesbury and Stroud.

This is an exciting opportunity for us to develop the leadership of our innovative and progressive School Nursing Service. Are you a dynamic Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) seeking a new challenge? Do you have the passion to be a leader and to inspire colleagues in the specialist field of public health nursing; working with children and young people to improve their health?

We work in collaboration with children and young people developing services that they want.

We provide mobile working with laptops and electronic records, enabling place based and digital first interventions.

We have developed social media platforms and use ChatHealth in response to requests of young people and families.

As an ACEs aware county we work in partnership with children, young people and families ensuring a trauma informed approach and shared decision making through restorative practice.

We work in skill-mixed teams ensuring the right person is offering the care/interventions that are needed.

We provide a robust leadership structure ensuring all colleagues are supported with the SCPHN taking the lead in triage and allocation of workload.


We can offer:

Diverse work leading a skill-mixed team developed through robust competency frameworks

Induction and Preceptorship programmes to underpin transition into role

Clinical Supervision, Safeguarding Supervision and Restorative Supervision is available to support professional practice and development.

Health and wellbeing of ourselves and our colleagues is important. Working for our NHS Foundation Trust offers many staff benefits and the School Nursing Service supports the mental and emotional wellbeing of all our colleagues.

For informal enquiries about posts please contact:

Bridget Davies – Head of School Nursing


Phone 07970 954 971

Hours per week - 30 or 37.5hrs per week

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 21st June 2021

Shortlisting date: 22nd June 2021

Interview date: 1st July 2021

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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UK Registration

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