Job Description

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT). The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse to join 0-19 Children’s Universal Team in Salford. As a School Nurse you will lead on and be responsible for the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme for children and young people aged 4-19 years. You will be responsible and accountable for the operational and strategic management of a defined caseload and participate in the identification and safeguarding of vulnerable children and their families in partnership with other agencies.

We are looking to recruit a permanent School Nurse into our innovative service. Student SCPHN School Nurses due to qualify are welcome to apply.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, forward thinking and highly motivated individual with an ultimate commitment in implementing the delivery of the 0-19 public health agenda, to ensure the holistic health and wellbeing of our defined population are consistently met.

Main duties of the job

  • To work within a multi-agency arena to enable children and young people to reach their full potential (physically, emotionally, and socially) through education and healthy lifestyles.
  • To be responsible for developing, leading, planning and delivering a range of services for children and their families within a caseload within a variety of settings.
  • To provide a public health-based service that contributes to improving the health of children and their families in Salford through partnership working.
  • To ensure effective delivery of the Healthy Child programme, National Childhood Measurement Programme and Immunisation programme as define by DOH

Working for our organisation

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country.  A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Do you want to work at an outstanding trust? If so, then a fantastic opportunity has arisen for you to join one of our forward thinking and innovative integrated 0-19 teams within Salford.
  • Do you want to make a difference to the Public Health Agenda for school age children in Salford? This is an exciting time to join us as we have transformed the way we delivery services to children and young people within the Universal Services. Through innovation we have implemented our new delivery model which provides an opportunity for School Nurses to really re- focus their work within the Universal Teams supporting children and families at Universal and Universal Plus whilst still  participating in the identification of those that need safeguarding.  We have 4 Universal Teams and 1 Universal Partnership Plus team which focuses on children who are vulnerable open to social care.  This new way of working is further enhanced by a single Childrens Community Hub where you get to work closely with other services such as Paediatricians, Children Community Teams, and Allied Health Professionals (OT, Physio and Speech and Language).
  • If you’d like an exciting and rewarding career in School Nursing, we can offer you a great next step.
  • Opportunity to work flexibly within the community using the children’s hub, and bases within the locality and home working.

We will provide a robust induction and supervision.

You will have an annual appraisal called a contribution framework to identify your professional and personal development needs.

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


Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife or Nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register
  • Registered Specialist Community Health Public Nurse (SCPHN) in School Nursing
Desirable criteria
  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Preparation of mentors and assessors module

experience and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Recent and relevant experience working with children.
  • Displays a good clinical knowledge which is based on research evidence
  • Experience of undertaking Health Needs Assessments.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge acquired through CPD.

For more details and to apply please visit: Northern Care Alliance | Job search and apply – Northern Care Alliance – NHS Careers