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Term Time Only Community Staff Nurse

Job Description

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 340,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision is;- “Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key promises to the people of Croydon is to ensure:

  • You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff, who respect you as an individual
  • You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff who work well together in clean clinics and hospitals
  • You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians who listen to you and keep you informed
  • You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
  • You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

The Trust Staff Pledges, are as follows

You are the difference –Staff Pledges

  • I will always introduce myself to patients and other staff “Hello my name is”
  • If I see that someone looks like they need help, assistance or they look lost – I will always ask – Can I help you?
  • If I can’t help you I will always ensure that I refer you to someone who can
  • If I see behaviour that is inappropriate I will feel empowered and supported to always challenge it

Term Time Only Community Staff Nurse - Band 5

Are you a qualified or a pregistrant nurse looking for a rewarding career promoting the health of children and young people?

Exciting posts have arisen within the School Health and Immunisation team in Croydon. This is a development post with a view to scholarship and entry on to the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course at King’s College London or Southbank Univerity. NB. Entry on to the SCPHN course will be subject to successful passing of the entry test and interview. Training opportunities in the first year of your practice will include training in sexual health, enuresis and mental health.

Community School Staff Nurse

Band 5 Term time only – hours negotiable

The successful candidate will be a registered nurse who has a passion for working in the community with the school aged population and their families. Successful candidates will be flexible and strengths-based in their approach and be able to work in partnership with families. Community School Staff Nurses hold a caseload of secondary and Primary Schools under the leadership of a Band 6 Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. The nurses are required to build relationships with their schools and actively engage the school in universal interventions for example the National Child Measurement Programme and targeted interventions for example individualised care plans. An important element of the role is to develop health profiles for each school to identify need which will inform planning of services offered to the schools. The candidate should have a good understanding of child development and an interest in working with children and families.

Applicants need to possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and work well both independently and as part of the team. You will require knowledge of the current public health agenda, in particular the Healthy Child Programme, have a baseline knowledge and experience of safeguarding practice, and meet the requirements of the person specification.

Training needs analyses will be completed with successful candidates to identify training requirements and any gaps in skills and knowledge.

Being a car driver is essential.

Following successful appointment the post holders will benefit from: -

  • Parking Permits enabling ease of access to working within the community
  • Excellent training and development opportunities

For further information please contact: Loretta McGurry or Monica Henny, Operational Provider Leads for Health Visiting and School Nursing  ( Phone number removed ) / ( Phone number removed ) 

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However please be aware that the organisation is unable to guarantee Certificates of Sponsorship for successful candidates. Please note, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely in these circumstances to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note that no job offer will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.

If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please telephone the Human Resources Department on  ( Phone number removed ) .

In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.


Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

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

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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