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Watling View School, St Albans
£30,401 - £37,267 / year

Job Description

Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS community Trust’s working across Hertfordshire.

We provide a range of health services for adults and children who live across Hertfordshire.

Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children.

Our Trust provides a wide range of care in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 3,000 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support.


We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria for the post as detailed in the person specification will be interviewed.

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.


Special School Nurse - Band 6

Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for Children with Severe Learning Disabilities, removing the barrier of complex health needs, to their educational opportunities?

We are recruiting a School Nurse for Watling View School. The school is a 2-19 maintained special school in St Albans in Hertfordshire. The school caters for up to 92 pupils with a wide range of complex and profound learning difficulties. These include severe autism, complex medical conditions, physical and mobility difficulties, as well as severe developmental delay.

The successful candidate will:

  • provide specialist school nursing services for children and young people with learning and physical disabilities within the special school
  • provide excellent evidence based health care interventions
  • undertake the role of planning, implementing and monitoring children’s health needs within school
  • work in partnership with children, parents and carers, together with other professionals and agencies to meet health, development and safeguarding needs
  • maintain close links with the other special school nurses and members of the specialist nursing team within HCT
  • be supported by a Special School Nurse Team Leader.

The position requires an experienced Registered Children’s Nurse who is passionate about meeting the health needs for children with disabilities in a way that maximises their opportunities. The role will require a significant amount of training for both health and education staff and the post holder will require good up to date clinical skills to deliver this. A rotational post between community children’s nursing and special school nursing will be considered.

In return, we can offer you:

  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum pro rata)
  • generous contributory pension
  • special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Discounts
  • flexible working arrangements can be considered
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) pro rata per annum

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' and is a young dynamic and forward thinking organisation. Our CQC rating is of 'Good'

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ruth Foster, Team Leader Special School Nursing - [Click here to apply]

Interview Date : 3rd July




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Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application being delay.

This Trust operates a smoke free policy.






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.




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Reference Number

812-19-093-CYP-A

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