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Community Staff Nurse (School Nursing)
NHS AfC: Band 5
Part time - 4 sessions per week (2 x 30.0 hours per week)
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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
North East Derbyshire Locality
North East Derbyshire
£25,655 - £31,534 pa, pro-rata
Salary period
12/12/2021 23:59

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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust logo

Community Staff Nurse (5-19 Service)

NHS AfC: Band 5

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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COVID-19  We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

IMPORTANT!!  The Government recently announced their intention to make Covid Vaccination for all patient facing staff compulsory from April 2022, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Please bear this in mind when making your application as you will need to demonstrate that you meet this requirement by the 1st April 2022. 

Job overview

DCHS wishes to appoint 2  full-time Band 5  community staff nurses within the  5-19's service in the North East Derbyshire Locality .

This is a development opportunity for those wishing to increase their skills and progress their career in Children’s Community Universal Services.

We are a fast paced, innovative, motivated team that require the skills of candidates to include a positive attitude, flexibility and the ability to communicate effectively, as well as being motivated, well organised and able to work on your own initiative as well as in a team. You will have a passion for promoting public health, supporting children, young people and their families in Derbyshire to adopt healthy lifestyles..

Applications are welcome from registered nurses with at least one-year’s post-qualification experience and an interest in developing their skills in working with children and their families, within a community public health and multi-agency environment.

On completion of the first year in post there will be the opportunity to apply to complete the training for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification (SCPHN) School Nursing Pathway; you will be supported in your development towards this.

We are able to offer a thorough bespoke induction programme, supportive mentorship arrangements, regular clinical and safeguarding supervision as well as ensuring support with continuing professional development.


Main duties of the job

These posts present an exciting opportunity to become part of the 5-19’s service who are supported and guided by our service development lead. Our School Nurses work with children and their families both in schools and in the home environment to improve health and social outcomes and make a real difference in a true multi-agency environment. Applicants must be confident in working autonomously as well as part of a team.

 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


Working for our organisation

Working for your organisation

Our Vision

“To be the best provider of local health care and be a great place to work”

Our Values

To get the basics right

To act with compassion and respect

To make a difference

To value and develop teamwork

To value everyone’s contribution: “everyone matters”

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.   To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site.  You will need to register if you do not already have an account

From 11 November 2021, everyone working in care homes has to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by law to protect residents.  As a provider of services to CQC registered care homes, we shall only employ you if you are fully vaccinated in roles that require you to work in a DCHS-led core unit  or care home setting (unless you are medically exempt).  Mandatory vaccination will be part of your terms and conditions of employment (unless an exemption applies)

You will be an integral member of the 5-19's team, supporting the Band 6 SCPHN’s alongside other Community Staff Nurses  in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, your key role will be to support the delivery of bespoke public health sessions in schools addressing identified high impact areas, care planning for children with specific health needs and providing advice and support to parents regarding physical and emotional health needs of their child.

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • First level registered General Nurse/ Children’s Nurse.
  • NMC Registration
  • Recent evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Previous Community Experience

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • The ability to communicate and effectively at a variety of levels.
  • Ability to work on own and as part of a team
  • Ability to influence and motivate others
  • 1 year post registration experience
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to public health and
  • Experience of working with children/ young people on health related issues.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children procedures.


Essential criteria
  • To be motivated and have the ability to motivate others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy skills.
  • To be able to adopt a problem solving attitude.
Desirable criteria
  • evidence of delivering public health initiatives

Values, drivers, motivators

Essential criteria
  • Hold a full driving licence
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Johnson
Job title
Locality Manager
Email address
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If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
01332 564856, option 1, option 1 / 07900 134410 (please note, my normal working days are Wed, Thu, Fri)