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School Nurse

Job Description

North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) became a staff led Social Enterprise on October 1st 2011 with an ethos of delivering high quality innovative services driven by the needs and choices of the local population.

We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide Community Services in North Somerset for the next 5-7 years. This is a really exciting time to join us as we are implementing a new service model to improve how we deliver our services and improve health and wellbeing in our communities.

We work in partnership with the Local Authority, General Practitioners and voluntary organisations to provide a wide range of community health services to the people of North Somerset. We are providing NHS services and this will always remain at the heart of what we do but we also have the freedom to bid for other contracts and extend our service to meet the needs of the community.

School Nurse

Band 5, £21,909 - £28,462 p.a. pro rata


28 hours per week (term-time only)

North Somerset

Reference: 146W/14600149

North Somerset Community Partnership is seeking to recruit a School Nurse to join an evolving and expanding team working to deliver the new model of service delivery to all young children, families and communities in the North Somerset area.

There will be exciting opportunities to develop innovative practice and to develop effective partnerships with schools, GPs, social care and other key health professionals to achieve the service vision.

To support you in providing an excellent service to our families we offer comprehensive preceptorship programmes, safeguarding supervision, mentorship and ongoing opportunities for continuing professional development.

If you are looking for a diverse and exciting School Nursing career and are looking to join a forward thinking proactive School Nursing team committed to improving the health outcomes of children, families and communities then please come and join us.

For further information re: School Nursing Post, please contact:

Fiona Owens – Assistant Lead (Health) School Nursing Manager

Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

Helen Stairs - School Health Nurse

Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

In return you will also have access to a range of benefits including pension scheme; annual leave (27 days on joining), child care voucher scheme, cycle scheme and employee assistance programme.

NSCP has been awarded Employing Authority status for the NHS Pension Scheme as an Independent Provider. NSCP has been approved under the closed scheme. This means that people joining NSCP on or after 1 August 2014 are eligible to join if within 12 months prior to your start date with NSCP you have been employed by an organisation where you were eligible for the NHS pension, even if you’re not currently making contributions.

If you are not eligible for the NHS Pension scheme, you will be eligible for membership of our Legal & General defined contribution Group Pension Scheme. From 1st April 2015 if you have not elected to join either scheme, you will be automatically enrolled into the Group Pension Scheme at 1% and receive employer contributions if you: earn £10,000 or more a year (£833 a month); are aged 22 or over; and; are under State Pension age.

Closing Date: Friday 28th October 2016

Interview Date: To be confirmed

If you are a current NSCP staff member, please apply for this vacancy using the Internal Application Form which is available to download from the NHS Jobs advert.

Please note: When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.

NSCP is an equal opportunities employer who is committed to safer recruitment - all offers of employment are subject to appropriate checks to safeguard those who use our services.

References: Please provide details of at least two referees to cover the whole of the last three years of your employment history. Referees must be line mangers or HR departments.

Please note that candidates selected for interview will be notified through your NHS jobs on-line account.

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.

UK Registration

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