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School Health Advisor - Vulnerable School Children's Team

Job Reference: 349-LCO-3635546

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Alexandra Park Health Centre, Manchester
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum (pro rata)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 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.

A fantastic opportunity has become available to work within one of the core team’s of MLCO within the Vulnerable School Children’s Team. During the pandemic we have established ourselves as a protected service and are looking to expand to meet the needs of our communities.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and proactive practitioner to join our team of skilled nurses and registered professionals specialising in safeguarding children. You will manage a caseload of some of the most vulnerable families in Manchester and provide health needs advice and support and act as an advocate for children and young people within the safeguarding arena.

You will need to be an experienced Registered Nurse with previous School Nursing or Health Visiting experience and have studied at Higher Education Level 6 and will be Practice Supervisor/Assessor or hold an equivalent Mentorship qualification. Ideally you will be a qualified BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. You will require excellent leadership skills and be able to demonstrate this through practice with a positive attitude and an ability to problem solve.

In return you will work within a supportive team who promote peer support and collaboration and are seeking innovate ways to keep children and young people at the heart of what we do. In addition, you will receive ongoing supervision and continued professional development including access to £1000 of CPD funding over 3 years and will be supported to develop an area of interest within the team.

This role presents a real opportunity to broaden your skill-set in policy and strategy, safeguarding and child protection, caseload management and multidisciplinary working 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.

Due to the expansion of the team we are open to differing work patterns including Term time only contracts.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Jessica Odumosu

Job title: Team Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 07813724880

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.

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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