Special School Nurse

The closing date is 10th Mar 2024
Anticipated Interview date(s) 5.3.24 

Job summary

Are you a Registered Child or Learning Disability Nurse looking for a rewarding, new challenge?

We're looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated to join our friendly and experienced Special School Nursing (SSN) Team. We provide SSN to nine Special Schools across the Southampton, Hampshire, IOW and Portsmouth and we are looking to recruit a SSN to work at Medina House and St Georges Schools.

The schools we work with provide education to children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and complex health conditions. The SSN team works collaboratively with children, families, school staff and the wider multi-disciplinary team within the education setting to ensure a supportive and caring learning environment. Our team are responsible for ensuring the health needs of the children are met using a family centred approach to assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the health needs of the children within a specialist education provision. The role will include teaching and training of school staff, creating care plans and supervision of delegated skills including children and young people with a range of complex care, epilepsy and seizure management, enteral feeding, and tracheostomy.

You must be either a RCN or RNLD with recent experience of working with children and people with learning disabilities. Previous experience of special school nursing would be desirable.

If this sounds like the role for you then get in touch today!

Main duties, tasks & skills required

  • To meet the needs of patients and their families to achieve improved health outcomes and promote health and wellbeing while demonstrating care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment. Care is based on comprehensive assessment, ensures continuity and is patient/client centred, culturally sensitive and evidence-based and which promotes independence.
  • To develop and maintain a culture of service improvement which promotes quality and safety and striving to do better.
  • This is in line with the requirements set out in the NMC code which require all registered nurses to: Prioritise people; Practice effectively; Preserve safety; Promote professionalism and trust.

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

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Solent supports flexible working, providing a carer's passport. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing service, including Employment Disability, Neurodivergent, and Menopause support, makes Solent NHS an inclusive workplace.

We promote staff vaccination as the primary defense against Flu and Covid-19. Join us in contributing to outstanding patient outcomes in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



BSc Nursing or RN in Child or Learning Disability Nursing and currently registered with NMC

Practice assessor/supervisor


Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent



Experienced in developing care plans

Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients

Experience of MDT working

Evidence of recent CPD

Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources


Experience of teaching, training and / or supervision 

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.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Marina Crail 



Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 5 


£28407.00  to £34581.00 Yearly



Working pattern

Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number


Job locations

Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre 
William Macleod Way 
SO16 4XE 


This vacancy is closed to applications.