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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 831-313S-9694573

North Somerset Community Partnership
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area
£30,401 - £37,267 p.a. pro rata

North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) became a staff led Social Enterprise on October 1st 2011 with an ethos of delivering high quality innovative services driven by the needs and choices of the local population.

We work in partnership with the Local Authority, General Practitioners and voluntary organisations to provide a wide range of community health services to the people of North Somerset. We are providing NHS services and this will always remain at the heart of what we do but we also have the freedom to bid for other contracts and extend our service to meet the needs of the community.

From 1 April 2020, adult community health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be provided by a single provider, Sirona care & health are committed to working closely with North Somerset Community Partnership to ensure the safe transfer of services and staff in all eligible posts. Like North Somerset Community Partnership, Sirona is a not for profit organisation and further information can be found in the attached fact sheet.   From 1 April 2020, available bank opportunities across BNSSG will also be available through Sirona. If you have any queries, please contact   


Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse

Band 6, £30,401 - £37,267 p.a. pro rata (also available as a band 5 development opportunity)


22.5 hours per week

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area


Reference: 313S/9694573


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse to work 22.5 hours a week within this specialist treatment field.


The Macmillan BNSSG Lymphoedema Service is a proactive Nurse led service that provides education, support and individualised care provision to patients with both primary and secondary lymphoedema in its geographical area.


We are keen to hear from motivated, standards driven registered nurses with a flexible can-do approach who are committed to providing high quality patient centered care in either clinic settings or in patients own homes. The ability to work autonomously and across professional and NHS Trust boundaries is required to meet the demands of the service.


Good team working and excellent communication skills are essential for this role together with a flexible attitude to work and the ability to travel across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas. Clinics are currently at Portishead, Cossham Hospital and Knowle Clinic. A recognised lymphoedema qualification is essential.


Pay grade will be dependent on experience/qualifications. This is suitable as a band 5-6 developmental role. The successful candidate must be willing to complete the Lymphoedema specialist and prescribing training.


For more information, please contact Ruth Walker, Clinical and Operational Lead on 01275 547573 or 07780 687520


In return you will also have access to a range of benefits including pension scheme; annual leave (27 days on joining), and employee assistance programme.


NSCP has been awarded Employing Authority status for the NHS Pension Scheme as an Independent Provider.  NSCP has been approved under the closed scheme. This means that people joining NSCP on or after 1 August 2014 are eligible to join if within 12 months prior to your start date with NSCP you have been employed by an organisation where you were eligible for the NHS pension, even if you’re not currently making contributions.


If you are not eligible for the NHS Pension scheme, you will be eligible for membership of our Legal & General defined contribution Group Pension Scheme.  From 1st April 2015 if you have not elected to join either scheme, you will be automatically enrolled into the Group Pension Scheme at 5% and receive employer contributions if you: earn £10,000 or more a year (£833 a month); are aged 22 or over; and; are under State Pension age.


Closing Date: Wednesday 26th February 2020


Interview Date: To be confirmed


If you are a current NSCP staff member, please apply for this vacancy using the Internal Application Form which is available to download from the NHS Jobs advert.


Please note: When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.


NSCP is an equal opportunities employer who is committed to safer recruitment - all offers of employment are subject to appropriate checks to safeguard those who use our services.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability Confident Level 2 symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application from in another format i.e. large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the People Team on 01275 546808 or email and we will arrange for this to be sent to you.

References: Please provide details of at least two referees to cover the whole of the last three years of your employment history. Referees must be line managers or HR departments.

Please note that candidates selected for interview will be notified through your NHS jobs on-line account.

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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