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Band 5 Community Nurse - Residential Care Home Team

Job Reference: 812-19-072-CAHS-HV-B

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Community Nurse
Sandridge Gate, Ronsons Way, St Albans AL4 9XR, St Albans & Harpenden
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata

Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS Community Trust’s working across Hertfordshire. We provide a range of health services for adults and children who live across Hertfordshire.

Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children. We deliver our services in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 2,500 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.

Community Nurse, Residential Care Home Team - Are you interested in providing care to patients living in residential care homes, to improve the quality of care the residents receive? If so we can offer a varied and interesting community nursing experience in a well-supported environment. Joining our team will mean you will be pivotal in providing a quality, responsive and well-coordinated service to our residential care home patients in the St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding areas.

We offer a variety of flexible working opportunities, full or part time positions, dependent on experience, including days and evenings.

You do not need community experience as we will support you to develop. We have 2 Locality Clinical Leads that will support your development. The team covers a 7 days a week service during the hours 8am -10pm and therefore a flexible approach to working is required. Individuals will be committed to team work, have good communication and decision making skills.

We can offer you:

  • High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro rata where applicable)
  • Generous contributory pension
  • A training and education programme
  • Regular appraisals with personal development planning
  • Bi-monthly clinical supervision
  • 1:4 weekends (with the ability to work overtime)
  • No nights
  • Free parking at base and a residential permit for when you are on visits
  • Minimum of 27 days annual leave (increases with NHS service)
  • Car lease scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme


A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Samantha Perry

Deputy Locality Manager

01727 732025

07880 553526


After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

We will communicate any interview arrangements with applicants via e-mail so it is advisable that you check the email address you give on your application on a regular basis.

All new appointments (excluding all Medical & Dental doctors) are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application being delayed.

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.

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