Calling all nurses: New job opportunity

03 Jan 2022
Tom Sandford

Calling all nurses: New job opportunity

Is 2022 your time to shake things up?

Are you a nurse looking for a new challenge?

Are you passionate about health promotion?

Want to use your nursing knowledge in a different way?

Are you a registered nurse from a black or Asian heritage?


C3 Collaborating for Health is looking for an enthusiastic and committed registered nurse from a black or Asian heritage to lead and manage C3’s community project: Nurses for Healthier Communities.

This is a superb opportunity for nurses to develop skills such as project management, stakeholder and community engagement, and leadership, whilst applying their experience in caring for people with long-term preventable conditions. The post is a part-time post so could be performed alongside a clinical role.

JOB TITLE: Associate in Nursing

HOURS: 2-4 days per week (depending on availability.) We welcome flexible working requests, and we are a family-friendly organisation.

SALARY: Equivalent to a mid-Band 7.

CONTRACT: Part-time, fixed term for 2 years, (from appointment to the post.) We would like to recruit ASAP.

LOCATION: To cover London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Harrow. C3’s office is in Regent’s Park, and you would be expected to attend the monthly staff meeting. Otherwise, you are welcome to discuss your preferred way of working.

SUPERVISION:  Specialist supervision in the areas of public health, community engagement and mental health will be provided for the post holder from within C3.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please contact Tom Sandford to arrange an informal discussion and/or complete the application form and current CV with references.


Who is C3 Collaborating for Health?

C3 Collaborating for Health is a global health charity whose vision is for a world where there are no premature or preventable deaths from chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and where people find it easier to live healthy lives (

Designed by nurses for nurses, C3’s programme draws on our global nursing expertise to engage nurses in living healthy lives for themselves and their communities.

With more than 20 million nurses and midwives worldwide, imagine the progress that could be made if they were all supported to help others live healthy lives.

C3 has a team of core staff and Associates who have a variety of expertise and can offer support, mentorship and creative learning.

Learn more about C3’s nursing programme here.


Nurses for Healthier Communities

Over three years, Nurses for Healthier Communities hopes to develop a dedicated peer support network, who will then go on to work with their local communities to help community members better understand their health risks and be better able to protect themselves from NCDs and the complications of COVID-19. Nurses for Healthier Communities will work with colleague nurses along with faith groups and other community organisations. The programme will initially be based in the three London Boroughs, which have large communities from ethnic minority backgrounds and have experienced high rates of COVID-19 infection.  There are three project stages, and the activities of the post-holder during each stage are outlined below:

1.     Nurses as individuals

  • Build a peer support network of BME nurses passionate about Nurses for Healthier Communities.
  • Develop nurses’ knowledge about chronic disease and prevention for themselves and their patients; and the wider social determinants of health and their influence on individual and community health.
  • Develop nurses ‘understanding of the COVID-19 risk factors and the benefits of vaccination
  • Provide skills-building in areas of nurses choosing (e.g., advocacy, health promotion, leadership).

2.     Nurses as leaders for all nurses

  • Create a free online module that is CPD-accredited for nurses about prevention with topics covering nurses’ own health (including the social determinants of health and specific environmental influences on nurses’ choices around health i.e., the workplace), prevention for their families and patients, and advocacy for prevention at higher levels. The module would pull together pre-existing resources C3 has created from past projects including those funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

3.     Nurses as advocates within their communities

  • Reach out to communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and/or chronic disease (nurses would select a specific area and community).
  • Implement health promotion and interventions – such activities would be driven by what the nurses and communities identify as being impactful through a needs assessment and could include: working with faith groups; social media campaigns; the use of C3’s CHESS tool to identify community assets and barriers to health; workshops around specific topics; building trust in accessing healthcare amongst communities.


Key Responsibilities of Associate in Nursing

  • To lead on the development, implementation, and management of the project
  • Work with C3 to establish a Steering Group of leaders from ethnic minority backgrounds and health and social care to advise, counsel and challenge as the programme develops.
  • Work with other nurses within C3 to develop a suite of CPD accredited material to increase nurses’ knowledge about chronic disease and prevention for themselves their patients and communities and provide skills-building in areas of their choosing (e.g., advocacy, health promotion, leadership).
  • Lead and participate in a learning set with regular sessions supported by C3 staff and others
  • Lead on the co-creation of programme/s to meet and fully understand community, meeting faith and community leaders as well as NHS, public health and local authority leaders.
  • Lead on the delivery of programme/s
  • Complete final report
  • Explore fundraising initiatives
  • Be an active member of the C3 Team
  • Attend C3 Staff meetings
  • To undertake any other duties relevant to the post.


Person specification

Requirements Essential Desirable Assessed
Qualifications ·       Registered Nurse

·       Good working knowledge of MS office

·       Willingness to undertake further training as required

·       Higher education qualification

·       Health and/or physical activity-based qualification

Knowledge ·       Can demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity

·       Knowledge of locally based community and voluntary sector organisations and services

·       Good knowledge of the relevant local area

·       Able to demonstrate an understanding of health issues affecting the local community

·       An understanding of the principles of health and healthy lifestyle choices

·       Ability to maintain confidentiality

·       Understanding of Health and Safety, Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Procedures, Data Protection and Risk Assessments

·       Knowledge of local data

·       Knowledge of local funders and funding streams

·       Ability to speak one or more local community language

Skills ·       Managing and chairing/facilitating inclusive meetings

·       Able to develop professional relationships with diverse individuals and communities, across all abilities, backgrounds and ages

·       Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills

·       Ability to empower individuals and groups

·       Ability to prioritise and organise own workload

·       Good planning and organisational skills

·       Ability to think creatively and have a positive outlook

·       Able to work to deadlines and remain calm and collected under pressure

·       Ability to work flexibly and to adapt to the needs of the community and the project as it develops

·       Workshop facilitation CL, ZI
Experience ·       Collecting, collating, monitoring and evaluating data

·       Developing presentation materials (specific to the community)

·       Experience of working within a team and on own initiative


·       Experience in writing fundraising bids

·       Experience in facilitating workshops or discussion groups

Other requirements ·       Self-motivated

·       Willingness to work flexibly, and on occasion outside normal working hours

·       Good problem-solving skills

·       Willingness to travel within and across the 3 boroughs

·       A resident of or experience of working in Brent, Ealing or Harrow CL, ZI


CV= Curriculum Vitae

CL= Covering Letter

ZI = Zoom Interview