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Children and Young People
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (2 posts 37.5 hours per week and 1 post 30 hours per week)
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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Based to be confirmed
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Salary period
21/10/2021 23:59

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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust logo

School Nurse

Band 6

As an integrated Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Trust, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including:

  • Primary and secondary mental health care for children and adults including specialist inpatient child and adolescent mental health provision, perinatal mental health, forensic services including low and medium secure care.
  • Specialist community support for children and adults with learning disabilities and autism, including intensive support.
  • Community physical health and well-being services for children and adults.

The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites. The organisation offers opportunities for medics, mental health and general nurses, allied health professionals, Psychology, administration and clerical staff, apprentices and volunteers.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust supports flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks.

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Job overview

 Specialist Public Health Nurse School Nurse

(Various posts and bases available)

 We are looking to recruit enthusiastic motivated practitioners with initiative and drive who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service and to work as part of the integrated 0-19 Children & Family Health Service within the Blackburn & Darwen area to deliver the Healthy Child Programme for vulnerable children. You need to have excellent communication skills, be very organised and be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery.   You will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team. This post requires the SCPHN qualification.

Main duties of the job

 The 0-19 Children and Family Health Teams are proactive and forward thinking and have  to introduced a new model of service delivery for school age children up to age 19 and 25 for those young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Successful applicants will work in one of 2 specialisms, one focusing upon the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and one focusing upon safeguarding. 

Working for our organisation

All Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust staff employed within Clinical Environments and have contact with service users and their families must familiarise themselves with and adhere to Local Safeguarding Children’s Board , Local Safeguarding Adult Board and LSCFT Procedures for Safeguarding and Protecting Children.
The Trust places great emphasis on the need for the strictest confidentiality in respect of personal data - both that of service users and staff. All information about people will be treated in the strictest confidence at all times. Breaches of confidentiality will be investigated and may lead to Disciplinary action being taken.
The Trust view its responsibility under the Data Protection Act and the Caldicott Principles as central to all activities that are carried out in its name. Staff are therefore expected to acquaint themselves with the principles of Information Governance, and to complete the mandated training modules that have been agreed.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will lead the provision of a family centred, evidence based public health service that promotes and improves health and addresses inequalities to a defined caseload, population or community. This will be achieved through delivery of public health nursing model at a community, universal, universal plus and universal partnership plus level. The post holder will work in line with the Trust’s corporate objectives and will be expected to make a positive contribution to the provision of health services. The post holder will be expected to work in line with the Trust values delivering excellent care with compassion.

A full Job description and Person Specification is attached.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse – School Nurse (SCPHN-SN/Registered School Nurse)


Essential criteria
  • • Experience of multi-agency and partnership working


Essential criteria
  • • Good understanding of the healthy child programme 5-19
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Fiona Tyldesley
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
07932 802183
Additional information

or Jayne Worden, Team Leader-07958 609131