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School Nurse Team Leader

Band 7

Main area
Public Health Nurse
Band 7
  • Full time
  • Annualised hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Lennard Road
£46,836 - £52,849 per annum inc of HCAS
Salary period
Today at 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) School Nurse or  Health Visitor  , to join Croydon School health Service as  Team leader. We are looking for an experienced SCPHN School Nurse or Health Visitor  to work collaboratively with the Operational  Lead for School Health and Immunisation Services,  peer School Nurse Team The main role of the School Nurse Team Leader is to  ensure  leadership and management in the delivery of high quality service and commissioned contract .

Car Owner/ Driver Essential

Main duties of the job

School Nurse locality Team Leader 

The emphasis of the role will be working within a skill mix team and working closely with other Clinical Team Leaders, Specialists Practice Teachers and Practice educators to develop and monitor clinical standards and outcomes for children and families. You will support staff to achieve their clinical competencies by working and supervising them in clinical practice, demonstrating how they can deliver the healthy child programme and commissioned KPIs.leaders and the school health team in delivery of the healthy Child Programme. 

The successful candidate will be part of a locality school nurse locality huddles, will be responsible for  managing a small Caseload, demonstrate excellence in practice and leadership within the Service.


Working for our organisation

What’s in it for you?

We have effective and interactive governance and quality groups  

We are serious about retention of staff and staff development. Our excellent appraisal system will help you to continue your professional development in a way that works for you and for the service.

Croydon Health Services like to recruit staff who embrace challenge, have a creative flair to problem solving and are able to lead, motivate and enthuse their teams. Also important to us are people with a “can do” attitude and excellent communication skills.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To lead and directly line manage a School Nursing team or teams within a locality.
  • Planning area and ensure the delivery of a safe, effective School Health service.
  • To be responsible for the day to day management of a defined group of staff .
  • For delivery of the School Nursing service providing expert information, assessments and interventions for children, young people and families including families with complex
  • To lead and monitor the quality and performance and capacity of the identified team.
  • To work with the Operational lead  for  School Nursing to identify and address risks, escalating as required.
  • To facilitate and develop locality working groups within best practice standards.
  • To facilitate School Nursing population profiling to inform locality developments, if requested.
  • To actively work with colleagues to develop a cohesive, integrated locality Team. 

For information see attached JD 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of working with children, young people and their families
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of electronic records systems


Essential criteria
  • Car owner and driver
  • Can demonstrate a flexible approach to working

Knowledge and awareness

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of healthy child programme
  • Knowledge of safeguarding guidance nationally
  • Knowledge of reflection in practice
Desirable criteria
  • awaareness of locality working


Essential criteria
  • at least 3 years health visiting experience
  • leadership of teams
  • provision of supervision
  • multi-agency working
Desirable criteria
  • leadership of change
  • teaching

qualifications and training

Essential criteria
  • registered nurse
  • registered Specialist community public health nurse (health visitor)
  • continuing professional development
Desirable criteria
  • leadership or management qualification

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Wilma Munzara
Job title
Operational Lead/Service Manager - School Nursing
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Michelle McKinson

School Nursing Team Leader

Email address:

Telephone: 0208 274 6360

Mobile: 07917 513 637