Community Nurse Team Manager

Main area
Community Nurse Team Lead
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bodmin Health Office
£43,742 - £50,056 Per Annum
Salary period
26/09/2023 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and well organised Community Nurse to manage the operational services of a Community Nursing Team in North Cornwall.  Based within the Bodmin and 3 Harbours Community Nursing Team you will be responsible for ensuring high quality evidence base,  place based care.  The team is geographically clustered  around the  Bodmin, Lostwithiel, Par and Fowey and  3 Harbours areas and works from 2 bases in Bodmin and Par. 

You will need to have experience in Community Nursing and leading a team.  You will be part of the wider North and East leadership team which includes  Community Nursing, Home First, Community Rehab team, Specialist Palliative care and Integrated Respiratory team. 

Applications are invited from Registered Nurses (Adult) with the ability to work autonomously,  with effective leadership skills  to be part of a team committed to excellence in patient care. If you have excellent communication and people skills, would enjoy the challenge of managing a team of community nurses and possess excellent organisational leadership skills, we want to hear from you.

The post holder will also support other community nurse teams in the North and East Locality.

The post will be based at primarily at Bodmin Health Office  but applicants will be expected to travel and spend time at both bases.

Interviews will be held on 3rd October 





Main duties of the job

  • To lead and manage the operational services of a Community Nursing Locality Team, taking into account local health needs and the policy priority of developing services closer to home.
  • Responsible for the delivery and maintenance of high quality evidence based care, focussed on meeting the needs and choices of patients and carers.
  • To foster positive relationships with local commissioning boards and community and voluntary.
  • Responsible for creating an effective, integrated multi-disciplinary approach within the locality.
  • To ensure best practice guidelines and performance standards are met while meeting service.
  • To be an autonomous practitioner responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients with highly complex health and social care.
  • To provide developmental leadership and management to all staff within the locality and with responsibility to form and inform future service development.

Key Dimensions of the post are:

  • Professional and operational lead for Community Nursing Service within a given
  • Authorised signatory and responsible for appropriate use of

Responsible for Quality and Governance, including Health & Safety and patient safety.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • First level registration adult nursing and registered with NMC
  • Extensive experience of practising within the community, as a community nurse/District Nurse
  • Experience of implementing change
  • Experience of and belief in benefits of integrated multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Previous experience, knowledge and application of Safeguarding Policies
  • Experience of developing and implementing policies.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience leading a Community Nursing Team at Band 6 level
  • Specialist or Leadership qualification within a community nursing team
  • Post registered qualification in Specialist District Nursing or Leadership qualification (or completion of the Community Nursing Developmental Pathway)
  • MSc Nurse Practitioner qualification or equivalent
  • Extended and Supplementary Prescribing Qualification or equivalent
  • A teaching qualification eg City & Guilds, HEA Mentorship Module 369


Essential criteria
  • Teaching and assessing, coaching and mentoring skills to facilitate an effective learning environment
  • Liaison and negotiation skills, as well as highly developed communication skills
  • Proven written and oral communication skills including ability to deal with challenging and sensitive situations
Desirable criteria
  • Budget Management skills

Knowledge and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of national and local political health development and influence
  • Ability to lead, manage and co-ordinate teams in an autonomous manner
  • Caseload management ability
  • Highly developed people management, specialist assessment and evaluation skills

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust welcomes and values individuals with lived experience of mental or physical ill health joining our workforce. We aspire to have a culture that develops, promotes and supports lived experience roles - throughout the organisation.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Chloe Thornton
Job title
Integrated Community Manager North
Email address
Telephone number
07887 567504
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