09 Jun, 2022

Community Nursery Nurse - Manchester

  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Manchester, UK
Full or Part Time Qualified Practitioner

Job Details

Community Nursery Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 20 June 2022

Job summary


We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new 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.

There are fixed-term contract of 12 months, for enthusiastic and forward-thinking Community Nursery Nurses to join the dynamic and friendly teams of health visitors in Manchester. An NNEB or NVQ Child Care Level 3 Qualification or CACHE level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce is required.

We're passionate about providing the very best for our people as well as our service users. So you'll benefit from our commitment to your professional development - with all the support you need to progress your career. You'll also enjoy a full range of NHS benefits, including flexible working options and subsidised childcare provision.



Main duties of the job


As part of the Early Help agenda you will be committed to supporting the team in delivering the Healthy Child Programme - high quality health promotion, screening and prevention to children under the age of 5 years.

We are looking for flexible, motivated and enthusiastic individuals who can communicate effectively, and are able to work independently as well as part of a team. Travel across bases within Manchester is expected to deliver packages of care in private homes, health centres and children's centres according to the needs of the Service.

Due to service changes as a result of Covid-19 you may be expected to work between home and the office base, as well as delivering care in these aforementioned locations.

You will be given opportunities for training, development, supervision and support. Previous Community experience would be an advantage.

Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT) brings together the best of Manchester's healthcare in a single, state-of-the-art site. Not only are we responsible for treating more than a million patients every year, we're also a renowned centre for innovation and pioneering clinical research. We're committed to achieving the highest standards of individual care for our city's diverse communities. At the heart of this is the Healthy Child Programme which, through early intervention, will positively influence health outcomes for children and families in Manchester.


About us


MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.4bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we champion collaborative working and transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We're proud to be one of the major academic research centres and education providers in England and Research and Innovation is the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. We're also excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable and tackling climate change.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Join us and you'll work with some of the best people in the NHS, thriving in a Trust united in its values, purpose and commitment to our patients and a drive for continual innovation and improvement.


Job description

Job responsibilities


To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!


Person Specification



  • NNEB/BTEC qualification
  • NVQ 3 in early Years Care and Education


  • Evidence of child development training
  • Evidence of behavioural management training
  • Solihull

Skills and Experience


  • Understanding of the needs of children and families
  • Good communication skills
  • Effective record keeping
  • Maintain good relationships and communication with colleagues and partners
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative
  • Understanding of HCP and current public health agenda
  • Knowledge and understanding of national child protection and safeguarding agenda
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for delivering on care packages that promote positive health outcomes for children

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Oxford Road



M13 9WL

Employer's website

https://mft.nhs.uk/careers/ (Opens in a new tab)

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