Specialist Nurse for Children Looked After Band 7 (Band 7) – Childrens Specialist Nurse – Croyd[…]

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Specialist Nurse for Children Looked After Band 7

Band 7

Main area Childrens Specialist Nurse Grade Band 7 Contract Permanent Hours Full time – 37.5 hours per week Job ref 199-5332490-RB-SR

Site Croydon University Hospital Town Croydon, Surrey Salary £49,178 – £55,492 Inclusive of HCAS per annum Salary period Yearly Closing 13/06/2023 23:59 Interview date 19/06/2023

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job overview

Specialist Nurse for Children Looked After

Band 7, full time 37.5 hours per week

To work as part of the Children Looked After (CLA) health team in Croydon Health Service (CHS), and as part of a wider multi-agency partnership in ensuring that comprehensive and robust arrangements are in place and adhered to in the provision of services delivered by CHS to the children and young people looked after by Croydon Council. 

To promote and safeguard the welfare of Children Looked After (CLA) including delivery of agreed key performance indicators and ensure that the requirements of the Statutory Guidance “Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children” (2015) are met and in accordance with the “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (2018) arrangements to ensure the children and young people are being safeguarded. 

Main duties of the job

To fulfil the role of Specialist Nurse for CLA on behalf of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. 
The post holder will work in accordance with the DOH 2015 guidance “Promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children” and in line with the Intercollegiate Framework 2015 competence skills and knowledge framework.
The post holder will work with Named and Designated professionals and Lead Nurse to maintain a co-ordinated approach to the improvement of outcomes for Croydon CLA. The post holder will develop and deliver personalised packages of health care for children and young people for whom Croydon Council is the corporate parent.
To provide expert clinical advice, complete statutory review health assessments, deliver health education and develop and deliver training packages. The post holder will support the Head of Service and Named Nurse to ensure children and young people receive high quality health care and access to 4 relevant services.

Croydon Health Services provides integrated NHS services to care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough as well as at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital.
CUH provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough’s only Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward, midwifery-led birth centre and the Crocus home birthing team.

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity. 

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We’re also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people’s homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children’s Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital. 

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we’re no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Croydon University Hospital plays an active role in training the clinicians of the future and works in partnership with major London universities 

If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that’s making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you’re looking for 

Please see the attached supporting documents Job Description and Person Specification which contain more information about the role 

Person specification


  • experience of working with vulnerable adults
  • experience of multiagency working
  • knowledge of clinical audit and teaching


  • Regstered nurse, Social worker or equivalent
  • degree qualification or equivalent


  • Knowledge of health issues relating to Children Looked After
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisations and disciplines
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Conduct and scope of professional practice
  • knowledge of MCA and or liberty protection safeguards

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our substantive & Fixed Term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.


Please note that no job offer or volunteer placement will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please email the South West London Recruitment Hub @

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In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, if applicable, should you be appointed.WE COMMUNICATE TO ALL JOB APPLICANTS VIA THE E-MAIL ADDRESS WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION FORM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR E-MAIL ON A REGULAR BASISDue to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.


Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. Please note, we are unable to sponsor a candidate for a visa on a bank contract.

Job Category: Health
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Croydon

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