School Nurse

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Salary : £25,655 to £31,534 a year pro rata
Location : Heywood Middleton and Rochdale

We are currently looking to recruit a School Nurse to join our developing, enthusiastic and dynamic School Nursing team. The successful candidate with have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of children and young people, offering them a public health support package and targeted support, to ensure Children and Families lives prosper.

In return, you will be offered an induction programme, mentorship and a supportive environment, in which to work. We are committed to supporting staff through appraisal and personal development programmes as well as continuing professional development to ensure you have access to fantastic career opportunities here at the Northern Care Alliance.


Main duties of the job


As a vital part of the School Nursing Team, you will support the delivery of high quality service provision that promotes and improves school health and addresses inequalities.

Working in collaboration within the skill mix Team, you will offer support and guidance around physical and emotional wellbeing to school aged children as well as working closely with our young people (health champions), who help promote health and wellbeing to their peers.

This flexible and friendly team work predominantly Monday to Friday 9am 5pm, however there may be occasions where you would be required to work outside of these times due to service need.

If you are an innovative, flexible, team player who is passionate about making a difference then look no further - Apply today to join a team where you can make an impact on childrens and familys lives as well as further your professional and personal skills.


About us


Rochdale Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Supported by our community services in Rochdale, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Rochdale exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.


Job description

Job responsibilities


This is an exciting opportunity to deliver the healthy child programme, to make a difference in children and young peoples lives. This is currently a fixed term position, however there is a potential for these posts to become permanent, after successful implementation of this programme.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:


Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration
  • Experience of working with Families and Children
  • Experience of delievering Public Health messages and health promotion
  • Knowledged of the Public Health, Social Care and Education agenda


  • RSCN/RN (Child Branch)
  • Evidence of post qualification study and professional development
  • Community experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Good awareness of the role of the School Nursing Service
  • Abilty to work flexibly and under pressure
  • Abilty to work autonimously
  • Demonstrate the understanding of team working
  • Be a car user


  • Relevent post registration studies
  • Abilty to work within a changing environment

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.