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Band 6 SCPHN School Nurse

Band 6

Main area
School Nursing
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Annualised hours
Job ref
Lennard Road
£38,762 - £45,765 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Salary period
02/10/2022 23:59
Interview date

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


Job overview

 Band 6 Specialist Community Practitioner School Nurse (SCPHN) -

Do you have the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) qualification? Would you like to be part of a team delivering the 5-19 Healthy Child Programme and impacting positively on the health needs of the school age population of Croydon?

We are looking for an experienced SCPHN School Nurses or Health Visitor  to join our   our School Nursing Team,  to work  collaboratively with the our School Nurse Team leaders  and our Operational  Lead  in the delivery of the healthy Child Programme.  


Applicants must hold a specialist community public health nurse qualification in school nursing or Health visiting .  This is an essential requirement for the position and applicants who apply without this qualification will NOT be shortlisted.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are car owners and drivers

Part time, Full and all year round working will be  considered 


Main duties of the job

The emphasis of the role will be working within a skill mix team and working closely with Band 6 Locality Team- leads to  deliver measurable outcomes to the school aged population in Croydon.

 The successful candidate will be  part of a  School Nursing  team and will be responsible for a defined caseload,  demonstrate excellence and leadership  in practice . Successful candidate  will be expected to develop and implement public health initiatives to promote the health and well-being of children and young people, enabling them reach their full potential and access all areas of the curriculum.

It is expected that our  successful candidate  will be committed to delivering evidence based practice, maintain current knowledge of local and national issues that impact on the school-age population. Successful candidate will   be required to professionally contribute to the on-going development of the school nursing service. 


Working for our organisation

What’s in it for you?

A preceptorship programme will ensure you feel supported in your new role.

Continuous professional development will be supported within an appraisal framework.

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 work as part of a team delivering the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) to the school aged population in Croydon.
  • The practitioner will work in partnership with all Children’s Universal Services team members, service users, professional networks and stake holders, to provide Commissioned Services to meet Key Performance Indicators.
  • This is achieved through effective assessment, delegation, case/ work
    load management, monitoring of care standards, leadership and the performance management of team members.
  • The practitioner will also be expected to take a lead in one of the high impact areas.
  • To work in partnership with team members, service users, Croydon Health Service (CHS) staff and all stake holders in promoting the health and well-being of Children, Young People aged 5-19 years, and
    their families.
  • This will be achieved through effective delegation, work load management, monitoring of care standards, leadership and the performance management of team members
  • To identify and monitor health needs of a given population using profiling tools and facilitate the
    implementation of evidence based health care.
  •  To work in partnership with the School Nurse Team Leader, Practice Educator and multidisciplinary teams in the development of innovative clinical practice in line with the Healthy Child Programme

For more information see attached JD 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of professional updating
  • NMC registration
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship
  • PSHE accreditation
  • Leadership qualification


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of national and local strategies pertaining to school health
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Children Act, Working Together and London Child Protection Procedures
  • Awareness of current issues relating to teenager’s sexual health and contraceptive needs, and the associated risk factors
  • Knowledge of child protection procedures and partnership working
  • Understanding evidence based practice, audit and clinical governance
Desirable criteria
  • Additional training and experience in the emotional health and well-being of adolescents


Essential criteria
  • Experience of delivering health promotion programmes
  • Experience of supporting school staff and pupils to manage complex health needs
  • Experience of analysing and interpreting health needs profiles and using them to inform practice
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of facilitating group work
  • Experience of providing sexual health advice to teenagers


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in partnership with young people, their parents and carers, and other health professionals
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to build rapport and establish good one-one relations with young people and colleagues
  • Computer literate
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership skills, sufficient to manage a small teamee Person spec
  • Knowledge of electronic records system
  • Ability to facilitate change and to develop the skills of staff within a generic school nursing team

Other factors

Essential criteria
  • Car owner and driver and have a valid UK drivers licence
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working as a Band 6 school nurse

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Email address:

School Nursing Team Leader

Telephone: 0208 274 6360