Job Description

Job overview

We are currently looking to recruit a qualified School Nurse with strong team working skills and a commitment to delivering high quality, child centred care, to join our developing, enthusiastic and dynamic School Nursing team.

Main duties of the job

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well. We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. We have vibrant city life in one direction and rolling green countryside in the other – the best of both worlds

With the recent implementation of Bury’s Township model, services are able to effectively to work together to provide the best possible outcomes for children young people and their families.

Working for our organisation

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

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Role Summary:

As a member of Bury’s school nursing services successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the expectations of the Boroughs Children’s and Young People’s Plan.

The role involves the promotion of the health and wellbeing of individual children, young people, 5-19 years, families groups and communities using an early help and partnership approach at every opportunity.

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.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

The post holder will take a leadership role in the delivery of a high quality service provision that aims to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Bury, and help address health inequalities. Working in collaboration with the Team Leader you will provide clinical leadership and supervision within a skill mixed team to facilitate a culture of learning and reflective practice.

If successful, you will be joining a supportive and friendly team who share the same commitment.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

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. You will also need to demonstrate a positive attitude and flexibility.

You must have good communication skills, the ability to work using 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 successful applicants will primarily work within one team, all applicants may be required to work at other locations to ensure equitable service delivery. Core service hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm. In return we are able to offer a thorough induction programme and regular supervision as well as ensuring support with continuing professional development

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person specification

School Nurse

Essential criteria
  • • Current NMC registration
  • • Specialist Practitioner qualification, or willing to work towards. (Public Health Nurse)
  • • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development
  • • Previous experience of working with children, young people and families within a community setting.
  • • Knowledge of the public health, education and social care agenda.
  • • Knowledge of appropriate legislation and government policy in relation to children and young people and community settings.
Desirable criteria
  • • Previous experience of working with children and young people within school nursing
  • • Evidence of leadership CPD