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Public Health Nurse Practitioner - School Nurse

Job Reference: 841-19-180-BR

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Childrens and Young People's Service
Gloucester Locality, based at Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester.
£24,214-£30,112 pro rata per annum

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

School Nurse

Band: 5

Salary: £24,214-£30,112 pro rata

Hours: 30 – 37.5hrs per week

Location: Gloucester locality, based at Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester.

Join us in Gloucestershire for an exciting new career…

We are seeking new School Nurses to join our existing teams

Are you a qualified nurse who is;

  • dynamic and innovative, seeking a new challenge

  • wanting to help children, families and young people to make the best choices for their health and wellbeing

  • able to support and respond to children young people and families most in need

  • wanting to help safeguard children and young people of Gloucestershire at risk of harm

  • interested in working in partnership with public sector and voluntary and community sector colleagues to achieve the best outcomes for children, young people and their families

  • enthusiastic and motivated to develop and deliver plans to improve health outcomes for individuals, families and communities?


We offer:

  • Mobile working with laptops and electronic records, enabling place based care. 
  • We have developed social media platforms and use a texting service in response to requests of young people and families.   
  • Diverse work in a skill-mixed team developed through robust competency frameworks
  • An Induction Programme to underpin transition into role
  • Clinical Supervision, Restorative Supervision and Safeguarding Children Supervision to support professional practice

For informal enquiries about posts please contact:

Bridget Davies Head of School Nursing


Phone 07970 954 971

This post is subject to an Enhanced/Standard DBS check with a Children’s Barring List check.  Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Shortlisiting Date: Monday 9th September 2019



The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade.
Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

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.

UK Registration

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

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