Community Nurse Team Leader

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to join the Tayside School Nursing Team. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the leadership of the Tayside team but be primarily responsible for operational line management, development and support of a Perth and Kinross based team.

The Scottish Government is committed to improving the health and well being of our school aged Children and Young People and School Nurses play a key role in providing necessary assessments and interventions of care to bring about the required improvements.

In particular, School Nurses are key in supporting Children and Young People affected by a number of health issues including those who are looked after and/ or care experience, those in need of care and protection as well as those with mental health issues. School Nurses play a key role to engage with families and carers as well as partner agencies in Education, Social Work and the Third Sector. The role of Team Leader is to ensure that the service is delivered in a safe and effective manner to the necessary standards.

The post holder must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and professional knowledge commensurate with this role. This includes having an understanding of caseload management and experience of leading and managing a team of qualified nursing staff.  Ability to appropriately delegate work to team members and supervise staff is vital. The post holder will be familiar with audit for improvement and staff and service development. The post holder will be a key member of the School Nursing leadership team and is required to work collaboratively and effectively with peers and senior management across the Children & Young Peoples Service in Tayside providing cover (either clinical or managerial) where needed during periods of leave and workload pressures.

The post will be based in Perthshire but ability to travel/work across Tayside and the surrounding area is essential.

You must be a registered nurse/ midwife on the UK NMC Register and hold a post-registration qualification in School Nursing/Health Visiting/Public Health Nursing i.e. Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) or equivalent.

Informal enquiries to: Lisa Stewart Senior Nurse for School Nursing and Care Experienced Young People Nursing Service (CEYPS). Telephone (01382) 424189, email: or Laura Dryden, Community Nurse Team Leader, School Nursing Telephone 07827881908, email

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay. This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff. This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours. However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.


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