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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - SN Apprenticeship

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified nurse to train as a Specialist Community Practitioner School Nurse in Stockport.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a qualified nurse to undertake the new Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Apprenticeship in School Nursing on a full time basis. (See Terms and Conditions)

Stockport School Nursing Service is part of the Women, Children and Diagnostics Business Group of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, and is also integrated with Stockport Council as part of Stockport Family. Stockport Family works collaboratively across professional disciplines in order to improve outcomes for school aged children, young people and families.

Main duties of the job

School Nurses are part of Locality footprints working with all partners around the school child, young person and their family. During the apprenticeship you be delivering evidence based interventions as per the Healthy Child Programme 5-19. You will be expected to work on your own initiative at times as well as under direct supervision of your Practice assessors and supervisors. As an apprentice you will:

Work alongside the Practice supervisor and Practice Assessor to develop enhanced skills in Specialist Public Health Community Nursing.

Complete SCPHN Apprentice course at level 7 . Meeting the required Apprenticeship Standards, University Academic Standards and the NMC Standards for qualification.

The apprenticeship programme combines and integrates both academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and education providers.

Whilst an apprentice you will retain your requirement to adhere to the NMC standards for registration and practice as a registered Nurse, ensuring the safety of clients and staff and acting as a role model to others.

Be a reflective practitioner working within your own capabilities utilising evidence based practice.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community

as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest

employers. We are an integrated provider of acute hospital

and community services for the people of Stockport, as well

serving the populations of East Cheshire and the High Peak

in North Derbyshire.

Our mission is to make a difference every day.

Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service

Job description

Job responsibilities

The apprenticeship is an opportunity to join the service at an exciting time as we continue to develop along our integration journey within Stockport Family. We are working closely with the council and education to embed existing strategies and develop new ways of working as a multi-agency team to promote the health and wellbeing of our school aged population

Stockport has well established skill mix team within School Nursing consisting of Specialist Public Health Nurses (School Nurses and Health Visitors) Staff Nurses, and School Nurse Assistants who together deliver the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 along with colleagues in Stockport Family and the wider health care services in primary and secondary care, voluntary/3rd sector agencies. The service is also working with colleagues to develop multiagency pathways to ensure delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and support closer service integration.

The successful candidate will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable and approachable whilst working across integrated teams. In addition, you will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of issues affecting children, young people and families within the community and how School Nursing Services work with families to promote health and wellbeing.

Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the person specification. (See person specification) The apprenticeship will commence in September 2022 for 53 week period.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • GCSE MATHS and English (must be shown at interview)
  • NMC registered
  • First Degree in relevant subject


  • experience in community nursing
  • level 7 study



  • oDemonstrate knowledge of child development, health and well-being in the age range for pathway chosen.
  • oDemonstrate knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme
  • oDemonstrate awareness of the potential future role for the pathway chosen


  • Previous experience in this field of practice



  • oDemonstrate experience of working with adults and/or children in a healthcare setting
  • oDemonstrate experience of implementing practice based practice


  • oHealth promotion/public health
  • oMulti-agency liaison/working

Skills and Abilities


  • oDemonstrate excellent communication skills (verbal, non-verbal and written )
  • oDemonstrate IT competency
  • oDemonstrate ability to work cohesively within a team
  • oDemonstrate leadership potential
  • oDemonstrate ability to plan and organise own and others work

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport Foundation Trust

Central House



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