Flexible Paediatric Nurse – Kettering, Northamptonshire

Flexible Paediatric Nurse

Kettering General Hospital

Kettering, Northamptonshire


Flexible Paediatric Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Bank post with the ability to book shifts to suit you.
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
  • Other

0 hours per week (Bank post, 0 hour contract with the ability to book shifts as and when you would like.)

Job ref
Kettering General Hospital
£27,055 – £40,588 pro rata
Salary period
26/03/2023 08:00

Job overview

Come and join our Skylark ward as a Registered Nurse, working as flexible as you want around your busy lifestyle. We are looking to join bank Nurses to support the current Skylark team who place children and families at the heart of everything they do.  

Perhaps you have recently taken a break from the NHS and would like to ease back in by picking up the odd shift? Or you are looking to develop your career on a children's ward but would like to trial the busy ward environment first.  We would love to hear from you and see how we can support. 

You would ideally hold the R.S.C.N. or R.N. Child Branch qualification but consideration will be given to nurses who have transferable knowledge and skills. You would be highly motivated, innovative and willing to rise to the challenges that Paediatric nursing demands.


Main duties of the job

Why Apply? We are passionate about the care we give to babies, children and young people and you will be well supported to further and enhance your clinical knowledge and expertise within our Trust. We truly have a dedicated and caring team who are always looking to share their passion for Children's Nursing to support others on the ward. 

About us: Skylark Ward is a modern, purpose-built 26 bedded inpatient ward for babies, children and young people from 1 day old up to 16-18 years. Within Skylark there is a two-bedded Paediatric High Dependency bay. We care for all different specialties including Medical, Surgical, Orthopaedics, Young people with Mental Health Conditions and Ear, Nose and Throat speciality. We also have a 6 bedded Paediatric Assessment Unit which is open Monday – Friday 09:00 – 21:30.

An Excellent Location– the Trust is located close to Kettering Train Station which has direct links to London and other major cities. Our Trust has easy access to the A14 and M1.  

Working for our organisation

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.


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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

Person specification

Shortlisting Criteria

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Degree Educated
  • Ability to communicate with patients
  • Collaborative and a can work effectively in a team
  • Healthcare Experience

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application your are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you via a TRAC system account.

Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive and we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

We welcome applications from members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If you need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, as a requirement of the role, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check (£50) and this amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. From 1st February 2019 all new starters to the Trust are required to join the DBS update service as per Trust DBS Re-checking Policy which has an annual cost of £13. New employees who do not join the update service will be required to pay £50 for a new DBS check in 3 years time.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

Please ensure  that the information you provide on your application form is correct, accurate and that nothing has been omitted. Any information that is stated in your application form in relation to qualifications/training courses/work/education experience/references must be able to be evidenced. Failure to do so may result if your offer being withdrawn. 

"Safeguarding is everyone's business. KGH considers Safeguarding a priority amongst its citizen's and a key value for all employed to the service."

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone’s full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities. The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals. We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative. We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carol Levy, Donna Mason and Christina Godding
Job title
Skylark Team
Telephone number
01536 492291
Additional information

Interested applicants who would like to discuss further or arrange an informal visit can contact Skylark direct on 01536 492291 and ask for either:

Carole Levy , Ward Sister 

or Christina Godding, Paediatric Practice Development Nurse 

or Donna Mason, Matron 

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