Manchester Local Care Organisation is a public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

We provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

If you are looking for an exciting new role to use your clinical skill set to make a difference, then this opportunity in Community working in the school setting could be the opportunity for you. We are looking for an experienced nurse to join our School Health Immunisation Team to deliver the National Immunisation Programme to all children across the city of Manchester. You will be working directly with children on a daily basis and using a child centred and public health approach to improving children’s health and tackle health inequalities by raising the level of immunisation uptake in school aged children.

The Immunisation Team is part of the Manchester School Health Service which has remodelled itself to incorporate School Nursing and Healthy Schools to fulfill the requirements of Manchester’s fast moving public health agenda. Recently restructured in line with the health needs of our city’s children, we are a forward thinking, progressive and dynamic service that works citywide to improve the wellbeing outcomes of our children and their families.


With all this in mind you need to have: strong interpersonal skills, be able to negotiate and communicate with a wide range of professionals from all levels in a confident manner. You’ll bring us your skills, experience and knowledge, but also a passion for promoting public health. That means working as part of a team and building trusting relationships with children, young people and their families. Flexible yet decisive, you’ll be happy dealing with routine work, yet quick to identify and act on crisis situations. The range of requirements for this position mean you’re comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Good planning and organisational skills are key as you will need to communicate and build relationships directly with the schools you are working with and you will also need to be willing to travel throughout the city to support team business. Accordingly, you’ll need a full driving licence and your own car.


In return, you’ll receive ongoing supervision and continued professional development and you will have the opportunity to contribute as a team member to the overall vision and direction of the new Manchester School Health Service. If you want a challenge, like working with a fast paced, dynamic team of professionals where your role will be integral to the smooth running day to day effectiveness of the team, then this role presents a real opportunity to broaden your skill-set while at the same time making a difference and having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Manchester’s children and young people.

37.5 AYR Permanent

37.5 AYR 12 month Fixed Term





For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Julie Bowden Job Title: Team Leader Email Address: [email protected] Telephone Number: 07964244190 Additional Contact Information

Julie Bowden

Team Leader for the Immunisation Team