Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse SAFE: Visa Sponsorship available

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

We have the opportunity for an enthusiastic nurse to join the SAFE team which is part of the Health Advising team providing a sexual health/ prevention service to general clinic and commercial sex workers. The overarching aim of the SAFE service is to reduce any harm associated with sex, and to empower service users to make positive lifestyle choices.

Previous experience working in a sexual health setting is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

You will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and work within the Umbrella sites throughout Birmingham & Solihull. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in sexual health.

Umbrella delivers a wide range of sexual health services across Birmingham and Solihull providing sexually transmitted infection testing/treatment and contraception. Umbrella is a uniquely comprehensive partnership of local service providers, including community pharmacists, general practitioners, third sector and other partners, NHS Trusts and Birmingham City Council Services.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

An exciting opportunity to join the SAFE team at Umbrella Sexual Health. We are a looking for a motivated conscientious individual who can communicate effectively with patients and staff members.

The post will involve clinical assessments, testing for STI’s and delivering a contraception service this work can be within a clinical setting and also outreach including street night outreach, evening shifts and weekends. You will be expected to travel across Birmingham and Solihull and therefore a full driving licence is essential for the SAFE position.

Sexual Health experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given, this will be at a Band 5 until training has been completed.

Please see job description and person specification for full details of job role and responsibilities

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

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

Person specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register.
  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC.
  • Has a genuine interest in sexual health and the post within SAFE and can demonstrate this both at time of application and at interview.


  • Post registration training / qualification in sexual health GUM / DFRSH or equivalent.
  • Recognised STIF qualification and DFRSH qualification or willing to undertake training.



  • Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months).
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
  • Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others.
  • Willingness to become a Mentor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship.


  • Knowledge of current issues regarding sexual health, GUM and contraception.
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to the post.

Experience of working in a sexual health service.

Additional Criteria


  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Ability to communicate articulately with others.
  • Caring and approachable.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Can meet the travel requirements of the post.
  • Flexible approach to work/hours and to meet the changing needs of the service
  • Full driving license.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

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

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