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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/08/2021.

Specialist Clinical Lead - Children in Education other than School

Job Reference: L115-A-21-1272

London Borough of Newham
School Nursing Service
London Borough of Newham
£43,860 - £46,839

About Us

Newham is an incredibly diverse borough with a very young population and is experiencing considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy. There are over 86,000 children and young people in Newham and we want each of them to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.

This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, who was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service after we assumed direct responsibility for providing School Nursing services, Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in 2017. Therefore our Brighter Futures directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Childrens Health Service.

We have a stable and permanent management team in the Childrens Health Service and are now recruiting to this Specialist Clinical Lead post within our School Nursing Service.

The Children's Health 0-19 service had their CQC inspection in 2019 and rated Good in all areas.

The Job

Specialist Clinical Lead - Children in Education other than School

£43,860 - £46,839 inclusive of the high cost area supplement - LBN P05 equivalent to AfC Band 7

This post may attract a market supplement to facilitate salary alignment with current equivalent AfC pay grade if applicable.

The role will support Children and Young People to achieve a continuum of education provision and reduce the complexities of social, emotional, communication andbehavioural difficulties on educational attainment. To develop and manage a defined caseload by means of identification, referrals, assessment and evaluation of health needs and implement Public Health strategies in partnership with multi agencies within the localities.

The successful candidate will have the leadership skills required to manage a team of specialist community practitioners, registered nurses, and organise team workload. To be responsible for providing Health promotion and protection packages of care to a defined caseload of children and young people 5-25 years, (in line with the refreshed HCP 2021) attending Independent Schools, Sixth form colleges service for children with complex medical needs and children who receive Home Tuition to reduce health inequalities within this cohort of children and young people.

Further information regarding the role can be found in the job description.

The candidate must also be a registered Nurse, have a Specialist Community Public Nurse Qualification - School Nurse and hold a current NMC registration.


Our offer -

We recognise that delivery of quality services to the community depends on a healthy, well-motivated workforce, we are therefore able to offer;

  • Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios. Employee wellbeing programmes. HEART values and behaviours.
  • Money matters: Flexible starting salary within the allocated grade for the right candidates. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous local government annual leave allowance. Pension scheme. Continued access to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) for health professionals who satisfy the NHS Pension scheme criteria. NHS continuous service recognised.
  • Learning & Development: Support to take up advanced clinical training and wider workforce development package to enhance your skills. Clear competency and career progression framework. Access to smart technology.


For further information, please contact

Please also see attached the 'additional information' document to review our recruitment statement and LBN terms and conditions.

Please note shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within two-four weeks of the advert closing date, so please ensure you check your inbox and junk folders. Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Zoom or MS Teams.


Previous candidates need not apply

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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