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Children's Nursing
Band 7
Part time - 27 hours per week
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Thurrock Community Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum plus HCAS pro rata for part time
Salary period
20/04/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Neurodevelopment Nurse

Band 7

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Nurse to join our NELFT NHS Foundation Trust community children's services team in Essex and Thurrock.  If you enjoy working in an integrated multi-disciplinary team and have the background, experience and proven track record in developing and delivering a high standard of care for young people and families then this is the post for you.  

We are looking an exceptional nurse to work with our Community Paediatric team to provide follow up services for children diagnosed with ADHD. You will have exceptional people skills to support families and excellent clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills working with families to help them support young people to achieve and improve outcomes.

The post holder will work alongside the Head of Service on an innovate scale, moving away from the traditional rigid model of home or clinic based appointments embracing the use of technology.

The post holder will be accountable for their own professional actions and will work within professional ethics & NELFT NHS Trust Policies.

If you are excited to take up this opportunity then we would very much like to hear from you regarding this clinical role.


NELFT is an experienced provider of mental health services for children and young people and one of England’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts. We provide community health services for children and young people with mental health needs in Kent, Essex, Southend, Thurrock and in the four London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

Our priority is providing the highest standard of care to all of our service users.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Fringe Cost Area Supplement – Essex

This post also attracts payment for Fringe Cost Area Supplement 

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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 hereWork in the UK. 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 hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. 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

Sharon Hall or Michael Caruana Smith
Job title
Assistant Director and Head of Children's Services
Email address
Telephone number
07718252164 or 07772020382