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School Nurse

Job Reference: 833-HK-CS-150-19

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,050 to £36,644 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Looking for something more from your school nurse career? Join Leeds Community Healthcare at this exciting time as we deliver a new 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service for the city. Take great satisfaction in delivering excellent care for young people in the Leeds Community.


About Our Service

Leeds Community Healthcare is delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver the 0-19 public health agenda for the city. This is an exciting and far reaching opportunity for enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking school nurses to join our innovative and award winning teams, as we recruit to our Public Health Integrated Nursing Service.It also includes our new ‘ChatHealth’ offer. This will allow young people aged 11-19 to seek health advice via a safe and secure messaging service, providing additional support to those who need it.

Ambitious individuals and confident leaders will be able to get involved with driving the development of this new service. So if you’re full of ideas and have skills and experience working in other 0-19’s services, this is your chance to lead change.

Different flexible working options are available in this role and we are able to offer30 hours or 37.5 hours to give you the work life balance you’re looking for. This includes 9 day fortnights and flexi days, surrounding our core service hours. We are also happy to consider job shares. If you’d like to find out more specific information about this, please get in touch with Sue Doubtfire on or 07743 600434.


The role

As a Registered Nurse / Midwife with a Specialist Community Practitioner qualification in Public Health Nursing - School Nursing, you will join the team working to deliver commissioned pathways of care. We’re looking for individuals with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and practitioners with a strong commitment to team work, with a proven ability to work with partners and stakeholders. In return, we will offer a thorough induction programme, supportive preceptorship, regular supervision, and support with continuing professional development.

Whilst successful applicants will primarily work within one team, all applicants will be required to work at other locations across the city to ensure equitable service delivery. You will therefore be required to have access to a vehicle.

You need to be qualified on Part 3 of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse


What our staff say

“Working for Leeds Community Healthcare is great. It’s a forward thinking, dynamic team. There are lots of opportunities to undertake holistic health assessments with children and young people in the city. Plus agile working gives you flexibility within the role.”Helle Crisp, School Nurse

“Leeds is a great place for school nursing; it has a very diverse population and lots of diversity in the role itself. It’s stimulating and a good place to learn. Leeds also tends to be a bit of a trendsetter.” Alison Tapsfield, School Nurse

“Working in Leeds is exciting; it’s very diverse and multicultural. It’s a forward thinking trust and we’ve got lots of new and exciting changes coming up. The school nursing team is fantastic to work with, and very supportive” Jenny Jones, School Nurse

Work benefits

We value all our hardworking staff so in return we offer a range of benefits exclusively for you. From generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites, the following benefits are included for our employee’s as a thank you for your hard work:

- Competitive salary in line with Agenda for Change banding

- 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays

- Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support

- Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme

- Support with transport either through salary sacrifice or our lease car scheme

- Discounted gym memberships, an occupational health service and priority access to mental health services because we truly value your health and wellbeing

Next steps

Apply now using the link to the right. You’ll find the job description and personal specification here too.

If you’re interested in joining our team but would like to find out a little more, please contact Rhian Ogden ( or Lynn Inglis ( who will be happy to answer any questions. We’re also very happy to welcome you in to see the service and talk in person about the position.

Currently undertaking a SCPHN course? Please don’t hesitate to contact the team to express your interest in applying in the future.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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 Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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