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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

School Health Advisor

Job Reference: 349-LCO-3508386

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Healthy Child Programme
New Moston Library, Manchester
£32,306 - £39,027 £32,306 - £39,027 per annum (pro

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

If you want a challenge, like working with a fast paced dynamic team of professionals where your role will be integral to the smooth running day to day effectiveness of the team. This role is an opportunity to broaden your skill-set while at the same time making a difference and having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Manchester's children and young people.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England.

Possibly the only service of its kind across the country - Manchester School Health Service is unique in the fact it has remodelled itself to incorporate School Nursing and Healthy Schools to fulfil the requirements of Manchester’s fast moving public health agenda.

Restructured in line with the health needs of our city’s children, we are a forward thinking, progressive and dynamic service that works citywide to improve the wellbeing outcomes of our children and their families. We tackle health inequalities by encouraging and supporting schools to contribute to key city’s public health priorities and by ensuring we provide high quality care and support to all school aged children, young people and their families.

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse with previous school nursing experience. You will have studied at Higher Education Level 6 and will hold either ENB 998 or an equivalent Mentorship qualification. Ideally you will be a qualified BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing (SCPHN). You will act as Named Nurse for an identified school(s) and will deliver the Healthy Child Programme.

The vacancies we have available are:

37.5 hours permanent

Collaborative working is an integral part of this role and you will work with the Health Improvement Practitioner from the Healthy Schools Service. Together you will plan the delivery of Health Promotion programmes and public health strategies to address needs identified via the Health Check.

You will also be required to work closely with your colleagues in the School Nurse Vulnerable Children’s Team ensuring robust hand over of care is implemented when indicated. With this in mind you need to have: strong interpersonal skills; be able to negotiate and communicate with a wide range of professionals from all levels in a confident manner. You will require excellent leadership skills and will demonstrate this, leading by example through practice with positive attitude and presentation. You will be expected to coordinate, facilitate and contribute to all service delivery by supporting junior staff members.

In return, you’ll receive ongoing supervision and continued professional development, including a complete Healthy Child Programme training package. You will have the opportunity to contribute as a team member to the overall vision and direction of the new Manchester School Health Service.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMarcia McCaugheyJob titleTeam LeadEmail addressmarcia.mccaughey@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number01612412813Additional contact information

Marcia McCaughey 07980076150

Sarah Jennings 07580796154

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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