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School Nurse

Job Reference: 846-08859-CH-B

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
School Nursing
Larkfield Health Centre St Martins Square Larkfield Health Centre Maidstone Kent ME206QJ, Larkfield
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata per annum

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us ‘outstanding’ and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

We are seeking to recruit a School Nurse to join the School Public Health service in West Kent. This includes covering Tunbridge Wells and Weald, Tonbridge and Malling and Maidstone areas.

An opportunity has arisen within the Kent School Health Service for an enthusiastic and highly motivated year round School Nurse, Band 6 (SCPHN).

As a School Nurse you can make a real difference to children, families and communities, in a variety of community settings. You will play a fundamental role in the development of the Healthy Child Programme, promoting child development, safeguarding children, preventing social exclusion and deprivation and tackling important public health issues. Every day working as a School nurse is different, with responsibilities including home visits, leading on transition events and assessing health needs as well as working with a range of local children’s agencies and professionals.

The ideal candidate will therefore have:
- A Specialist Community Public Health qualification (School Nursing).
- Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.
- Be an effective communicator on all levels, with the ability to provide advice and resolve issues.
- Be passionate about delivering a responsive customer service to Children and Young People.
- Be able to work under pressure and to deadlines.
- Be organised and meticulous, with an eye for detail.
- I.T literate.

- Full driving licence.

We value the importance of continuity of care and we know this makes a difference in the child's journey through our service, so you will be instrumental in protecting the health of future generations.

We offer flexible working, in one of the largest NHS community trusts in the UK. We have excellent training and development programmes and we promise to invest in you and your career, for as long as you are with us.

So if you are motivated, friendly, caring and ready to respond to the challenge of our growing population in Kent please come and join our team.

For more information on careers in Public Health Services at KCHFT please visit link

Interviews to be held on 10th February 2020

We currently have vacancies in the following locality: Larkfield Health Centre - West Team, School Public Health Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jean Ravenna, Team Coordinator School Public Health Service,West Team.

Mobile: 07795256891



As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

For important information about how your application is processed, please refer to the 'completing application guidance' document.'

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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