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Healthy Weight School Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Public Health
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed Term/Secondment until March 2020
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Manchester Community
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
20/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

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.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

The Healthy Weight Project aims to reduce the levels of severe obesity within reception aged children within Manchester, by providing effective and comprehensive weight management support to the parents/carers of children identified as severely obese through the National Child Measurement Programme. The team work with families across Manchester on an individual basis to provide dietary, physical activity and behaviour change advice and support, either in the school or home setting. Alongside supporting a caseload of children around weight management, there is also opportunity to support obesity prevention work, developing and delivering health promotion interventions to school-age children.

At present, we are supporting over 120 families around weight management and we anticipate this number will reach approximately 200 at completion of the National Child Measurement Programme. Due to the number of families engaging with the Healthy Weight Project Team’s support and the success the project is already demonstrating, we are expanding and looking for a Registered Nurse with School Health or Public Health experience to join our team.

This post will be a fixed term post or secondment until March 2020.

If applying for a secondment, please ensure you seek permission to be released by your line manager before applying.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Emma Schneider

Healthy Weight Project Lead

Tel: 07870668834



If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 5989