Job Description

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • Improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities by working in partnership and creating opportunities for our citizens.
  • Provide safe, high quality, timely and compassionate care and support, in local communities wherever possible, and informed by experience of people who use services.
  • Make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a great place to work in health and social care.
  • Working efficiently so health and care funding give maximum benefits.
  • Create the underpinning infrastructure and capabilities that are critical to delivering high quality care and support.

All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

CHILDREN’S SERVICES. Fabulous opportunity to contribute to the ability of children and young people to enjoy, achieve and attain their potential by facilitating the nursing and medical needs within the special school environment.

SPECIAL SCHOOL NURSE. You would be part of a network of special school nurses in Cornwall supporting the learners in Curnow School. This is a fixed term full time post working Monday to Friday within term time. The role is to facilitate the assessment, planning and supported delivery of any nursing or medical needs to children and young people with additional needs in the school to enable them to safely access the education environment. Excellent clinical skills, organisation & communication abilities are needed to deliver the training required for education staff to enable learner needs to be safely met within the school environment.

ABOUT CURNOW: The school is split across two sites; Curnow Lower School is on the same site as Illogan Primary School. This purpose built provision was completed in September 2014 and offers our young learners an environment which is conducive to their needs and one which will help us to meet our aspirational target of inclusive learning. The vision for Lower School outlines what we aim to achieve and fully informs our school improvement plan “Creative environments, inspired learning, valued relationships” Curnow Upper School remains housed on the Drump Road site in Redruth. The vision for Upper School encompasses our fundamental values for our learners to strive to create a destination led learning experience, to ensure all our students have optimum life chances whilst being fully supported and informed through transition to enter adult life successfully. Again, this fully informs our school improvement plan: “Enjoy learning, prepare for life” Regardless of the school setting, we always strive to ensure our pupils’ learning and well-being needs are at the very centre of everything we do. We truly believe that every learner is valued and is enabled to achieve the highest levels possible. This was recognised in our last Ofsted inspection report when we were judged as an outstanding provider.

To achieve our Trust objectives, we prioritise the development of our staff. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers

The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.
We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.