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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2022.

School Health Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CS1125

Solent NHS Trust
Childrens Services
£25,655 - £31,534 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you a registered adult / child / mental health / learning disabilities nurse or a midwife? Would you like to work a fixed working pattern with no nights, weekends or bank holidays? Would you enjoy working with children, young people and their families to deliver health promotion?

If so, we have a great opportunity for you to join our Public Health Nursing 5-19 Team in Southampton!

Our team provides physical health and emotional wellbeing support to the children, young people and their families who live or are educated in the city of Southampton. This includes those children and young people who are attending mainstream schools (Primary and Secondary), Colleges & Sixth Forms, special schools and those who are home educated.

We provide advice and support on topics such as healthy lifestyles, vision and hearing concerns, long term conditions advice, sleep support, healthy growth and development advice and much more. We are also the health representative in multi-agency cases where professionals are working together to support a family. The Healthy Child Programme underpins the work that we do, and we are actively involved in the Safeguarding processes around children and young people. We are working towards a 0-19 workforce and work closely with our health visiting colleagues in the 0-5 team.

We are a friendly, welcoming and supportive team and like to encourage and develop people’s skills. Within this role there is the option to develop further and undertake the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualification should you so desire. We welcome new ways of thinking to help engage with the children and young people we work with and are keen to change practice to meet the needs of the community and our team.

We work over a variety of settings in the community, including schools, family hubs and patients homes. Being able to travel throught the day and carry equipment is essential through the use of your own vehicle. We have an expenses system where you are able to claim back milage rates and parking expenses for work journeys made.

If you would like to know more about our service or to arrange a visit, please contact Annie Jenkins (07766 902733 or Karen Souch (07775 752393

Job Specific Location/Base - Various across Southampton City

Hours per week - 22.5 - 37.5


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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