Job Description

Job overview

Are you a School Nurse looking for an exciting change? We are really excited to have investment in School Nursing in Cornwall!!

We are looking for School Nurses to come and work in our 0-19 Locality Teams many of which are based with our Early Help and Social Care colleagues and we all record on the same electronic record which really helps communication and co-ordination. We are aiming for each Secondary School to have their own named School Nurse who will work with shared skilled health staff to cover Primary Schools.

Working in Cornwall has the added advantage also of having some beautiful rural areas and beaches which provide plenty of leisure opportunities to create a great work life balance.

Main duties of the job

You will be a qualified School Nurse (SCPHN) with team leadership skills, looking for a diverse and exciting School Nursing post. You will be forward thinking, proactive, and committed to improving the health outcomes of children, families and communities.

About us

In order to be considered for this role please answer the questions set out in the Additional Questions Sheet within the supporting statement section of your application, otherwise we will be unable to proceed with your application. If you are experiencing difficulties completing your application for this role and need any assistance please contact the Cornwall Council Resourcing Team via email

Please note, as this is a position with Cornwall Council, those candidates that are shortlisted will have their details transferred to Cornwall Councils recruitment system

Job description

There will be exciting opportunities to join working groups and practice discussions to develop innovative practice and effective partnerships with schools, GPs, social care, Public Health and other key health professionals to achieve the service vision and provide additional support around emotional health and wellbeing.

We are employed by Cornwall Council and have Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions which is also a great plus! We can currently offer part time roles in the East of the county, based in Looe or Saltash.

For more information and please contact Sarah Hyde on telephone number 07909 533 456.

A Relocation package may be available for successful eligible candidates, to be discussed at interview.

This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

Person Specification


  • Please refer to the Role Profile and Application Questions Sheet.

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  • SCPHN School Nursing Qualification and current NMC Registration. Please provide your PIN within your application.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Council


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