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School Nurses – SCPHN

  • Service: Connect for Health
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: £31,714 - £38,773 (p.a.)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 027/21

Applications for part time hours/job share will be considered

Are you a School Nurse who wants to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and families in Warwickshire?

About us

We’re a school nurse-led service that supports children, young people and families. We deliver key elements of the Healthy Child programme, working to identify and meet the health & wellbeing needs of the school-age population and give individuals the best possible start in life.

The role

As School Nurse, you will provide leadership and direction to a skill mix team, delegating and co-ordinating services provided under the Healthy Child Programme. 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.

We have three office bases in Nuneaton, Rugby and Stratford-Upon-Avon (depending on your preference). You will work from a variety of settings including schools, partner agencies, children’s and family centres and homes, working flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school aged population.

Our School Nurses help us deliver an effective service that makes a difference while keeping children, young people and families at the heart of everything we do.

The person

You will be an NMC registered nurse who holds a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (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

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Monday-Friday working hours, 37 hours per week (occasional early evening and weekend working)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
  • Life Assurance
  • Generous contributory pension scheme available (14.3% employer contribution for SCPHN’s)
  • Corporate Memberships to SAPHNA, which includes access to webinars, resources, forums and low-cost entry to conferences on school and public health topics

If you are interested in this role, please apply as soon as possible as we may decide to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received.

To arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact Karen Cornick, Clinical Nurse Manager on 03300 245 204.

To apply, you will need to download and complete part 1 & 2 of our application form. We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form.

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

JOB PROFILE Download application form part 1 Download application form part 2 Download equality monitoring form