Manager for Community Children’s Nursing Services - East Berkshire

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Slough

Job Description

Manager for Community Children’s Nursing Services - East Berkshire (Band 8a)

BHFT Childrens Community Nursing Team, Special School Nursing and Respite in East Berkshire.

You will lead the Children’s Community Nursing, Specialist School Nursing and Respite Teams (East Berkshire) for all children and young people aged 0-18yrs (or 19 if still in full time education) with nursing/ health needs across the 3 authorities in the East of Berkshire. We are looking for a children’s nurse who is passionate about working with children and young people with complex needs and learning disabilities. A Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00 working pattern (some flexibility will be considered) is just one of the attractions this opportunity provides. You will have excellent practice, organisational and communication skills to provide leadership in developing and maintaining high quality and safe practices for children/young people with complex health needs within a wide range of community settings across East Berkshire and Special Schools.

You will be supported by the Head of Service and the Manager for Childrens Community/Special School Nursing West.

About the Job

  • You will be working collaboratively with the Head of Specialist Children’s Services, service leads, as well as colleagues within the local authorities, Specialist Schools, secondary and tertiary care, including the Acute Trusts, to deliver effective and safe multi-disciplinary services in line with the regulatory frameworks of CQC and Ofsted.
  • You will be accountable for and deliver services that are responsive to local and national directives, promote a learning culture that leads to improved service delivery and ongoing evaluation, along with being responsible for the implementation of the services to meet the commissioned service specifications and the key performance indicators.
  • You will work flexibly across East Berkshire Children’s Community Nursing, Specialist School Nursing and Respite Provision in the Children Young People and Families Division (CYPF) of Berkshire Healthcare.
  • You will work collaboratively as part of a CYPF wide approach with the Practice Development and Quality Lead in East and West Berkshire.
  • You will provide clinical and professional leadership for staff within Children’s Community Nursing, Specialist School Nursing and Respite services.
  • You will facilitate service improvement and innovation within services.
  • You will work with strategic partners to develop services that support the 3 Local Authorities in the training of staff who provide Short Break Schemes. This may require occasional evening and weekend support.
  • To be part of the on call Rapid Response rota during working hours for unexpected child death across East Berkshire.

Working pattern + Service operating hours

You will work Monday to Friday 09.00 17.00 with some flexibility when needed to cover short break training, end of life care and respite.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • AfC Salary ranging from per annum Band 8a: £47,126 - £53,219
  • Up to 5% Higher cost area supplement provided
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

Work base:

Fir Tree House, Upton Hospital, Slough, SL1 2BJ


Parking is free at Upton and Woodlands Respite Unit and permits will be issued where necessary.

Are you familiar with Slough?

Slough is the second largest town in Berkshire and is within the Greater London Urban Area. There is good shopping in the town centre within the Observatory and the Queensmere malls. There is also a leisure centre and a sports centre, a 10-screen cinema and an ice-rink, plus two grammar schools which do particularly well. Links to the centre of London are excellent with four trains an hour to Paddington, fast trains taking only 18 mins. The A4, M4, M40 and M25 are all easily accessible making travel to and from very straightforward.

The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. NMC Registration of a children’s qualification
  2. Proven experience in working with children and young people who have complex health needs and have a learning disability/disability
  3. Excellent Communication Skills and the ability to demonstrate high level communication skills dealing with complex situations that arise.
  4. Ability to use own initiative to develop high quality and safe practice across Specialist Childrens Services.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Hannah Lyman (Head of Service) on 07814 983173 or email to [email protected] who will be delighted to help.


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