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SCPHN Student
Band 5
Fixed term - one year
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
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Various across West Sussex and Brighton and Hove
Various across West Sussex and Brighton and Hove
£24,907 to £26,970
Today at 23:59
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Student School Nurse

Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT), are pleased to offer a fully funded training opportunity for the role of Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse). The course will start in January 2021 and studies will be undertaken at the University of Brighton for 50% of the course and the remaining 50% in School practice based with one of our West Sussex 5-19 Healthy Child Programme teams (Arundel, Crawley, Horsham, Lancing or Mid-Sussex).


This vacancy is only available for applicants who already hold a nursing qualification with current NMC registration.


You will be employed with Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) on a one year fixed-term contract to undertake the BSc/PGDip/MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course (School Nurse) at the University of Brighton. The salary is band 5 £24, 907 - £27,416 depending on previous experience - the maximum salary is band 5 (4-5 years); £27,416. No incremental uplift is paid for duration of this training contract.


Successful completion of the course will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC register, an NMC recordable qualification, and eligibility to apply for a post as a School Nurse.


If you are selected for interview you will be contacted within one week of the closing date. 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. Please note that while the advert specifies Brighton University as the base, clinical placements can be anywhere in West Sussex as specified abov

Previous applicant need not apply


For further information contact Alison Luker or Allie Wood


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Alison Luker-Howson -


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