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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2019.

School Nurse

Job Reference: 236-BCOM-N181-2019-B

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
School Nursing
Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation, Bury
£30,401 - £37,267

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

**Interested Health Visitors are welcomed to apply for this post**

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

We are currently looking to recruit a qualified School Nurse with strong team working skills and a commitment to delivering high quality, child centred care, to join our developing, enthusiastic and dynamic School Nursing team.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well. We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. We have vibrant city life in one direction and rolling green countryside in the other – the best of both worlds!

With the recent implementation of Bury’s Township model, services are able to effectively to work together to provide the best possible outcomes for children young people and their families.

Role Summary:

As a member of Bury's school nursing services successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the expectations of the Boroughs Children’s and Young People’s Plan.

The role involves the promotion of the health and wellbeing of individual children, young people, 5-19 years, families groups and communities using an early help and partnership approach at every opportunity.

We are seeking to employ dynamic, forward thinking practitioners who have an awareness of contemporary policy documents relating to the development of Children’s Services and the Public Health Agenda.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

The post holder will take a leadership role in the delivery of a high quality service provision that aims to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Bury, and help address health inequalities. Working in collaboration with the Team Leader you will provide clinical leadership and supervision within a skill mixed team to facilitate a culture of learning and reflective practice.

If successful, you will be joining a supportive and friendly team who share the same commitment.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified School nurses who are proactive and enthusiastic with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. A willingness and ability to contribute to, and lead changes within children’s services are essential to the role. Post holders need to work flexibly and be committed to working innovatively with other children services colleagues. You will also need to demonstrate a positive attitude and flexibility.

You must have good communication skills, the ability to work using own initiative and be computer literate. Due to the nature of the role applicants must be able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

Whilst successful applicants will primarily work within one team, all applicants may be required to work at other locations to ensure equitable service delivery. Core service hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm. In return we are able to offer a thorough induction programme and regular supervision as well as ensuring support with continuing professional development

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.


For further details / informal visits contact:


Samantha Bamford

Children's Services Locality Lead


If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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