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School Health Nurse (Specialist Practitioner) posted by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Family Support Teams, Trafford
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

We are proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we’re a great place to work.

Pennine Care’s ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity.

As a Disability Confident Employer we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees, developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work. Some benefits we offer:

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus bank holidays pro rata
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

Future plans

We are developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochadale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS Provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) this will take place on 1 July 2019.

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.


Trafford CFW is a multi-agency organisation employing staff from Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Trafford Division).


Trafford CFW is looking to recruit pro-active, enthusiastic and motivated qualified School Nurse Specialist Practitioners with strong team-working skills and a commitment to delivering high quality, child-centred services. If successful, you will be joining a supportive and friendly multi-agency team who share the same commitment. The posts will be in any one of our four Area teams within Trafford - bases to be confirmed after interview.

These posts present an exciting opportunity to work with families and young children to improve health and social outcomes and make a real difference in a true multi-agency environment. You will also need to demonstrate a positive attitude, flexibility and the ability to communicate well.

Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified School Nurses who are proactive and enthusiastic with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. A willingness and ability to contribute to and lead changes within Children’s Services are essential to the role. Post holders need to work flexibly and be committed to working innovatively with other children services colleagues.

We are seeking to employ dynamic, forward thinking practitioners who have an awareness of contemporary policy documents relating to the development of Children’s Services and the Public Health Agenda.

You must have good communication skills, the ability to work using your own initiative and be computer literate. 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.

Whilst the successful applicant will primarily work within one team, you may be required to work at other locations to ensure equitable service delivery. Core service hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. Whilst these posts are year-round there is the option to purchase up to 2 weeks additional leave.

In return we are able to offer a thorough induction programme and regular supervision as well as ensuring support with continuing professional development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact one of our Team Leaders: Helen McNulty ([Click here to apply]), Jacqui Binns ([Click here to apply]) or Hannah Marsh ([Click here to apply]/[Click here to apply]) for further details.




All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months’ salary or pay the full amount from their first months’ salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to register with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £3.50.

  • Priority will be given to applications from NHS employees with an at risk status
  • This post is on PCFT T&C's. If you are an internal employee currently on transferred T&C's and you are voluntarily applying for this post please be aware that should you be appointed the T&C's of this post will transfer to PCFT.
  • Applicants will be informed about the progress of their application following shortlisting. Applicants who clearly demonstrate the criteria listed in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
  • You will be contacted via email. Please check your spam filter, if any mail goes to your junk folder you will need to mark it as safe. Computer access is available via your local Job Centre & Library
  • Applicants applying for the position who want to be considered under the disability confident scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the post
  • If you require reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process please contact [Click here to apply] at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post
  • The Trust cannot guarantee the transfer of lease cars or cover the costs of early termination charges
  • We have a strict policy on unsolicited contact from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact Recruiting Managers directly



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.




UK Registration

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311-TD035-19-B

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