School Nurses - SCPHN (Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service)

School Nurses (SCPHN)

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service

£28,297 - £37,729 p.a. + 14% employer pension contribution 

2 x full-time (37 hrs), all year round – Based in Rugby or Stratford

Ref: Rugby - 012/19 / Stratford - 013/19

Applications for part time hours and job share will be considered

Are you a School Nurse who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families? If so, then we need you to help us deliver our dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service in Warwickshire.

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for innovative and solution-focused School Nurses to join our Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service.

About us

Compass Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service delivers key elements of the universal Healthy Child Programme to school-aged children (aged 5-19, or up to 25 with SEND) and their families. It is an accessible and confidential, outcome-focused service, that is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Warwickshire. 

The role

As a School Nurse, you will provide professional leadership and direction to a skill mix team to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the School Health and Wellbeing Service. 

You will facilitate and deliver a range of assessments, brief interventions and proactive public health initiatives, working both independently and as part of a multi-agency team around the family. Safeguarding will be an integral aspect of the role.

You will be based out of either our Rugby hub, which operates across central Warwickshire, or our Stratford hub, which operates across the south of the county.  You will work from variety of settings – schools, partner agencies, children’s centres and homes, working flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school-aged population.

The person

You will be an NMC registered nurse who holds a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nursing) qualification.  You will have caseload management experience, along with previous experience of mentoring staff and/or supporting them through preceptorship.

You will possess strong leadership and influencing skills, with the ability to delegate and supervise staff, as well as the ability to recognise and escalate risk and contribute to control measures.

You must possess a full UK driving licence and have access to your own transport.

The Benefits

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some early evening and weekend working • Generous annual leave • Employee assistance programme and OH service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous Compass contributory pension scheme

To arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact Andrea Leach on 03300 245 204, option 4.

To apply, please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date:  Sunday 24th March

Interviews: Thursday 11th April (in Rugby)

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.