Infection and Prevention Control Nurse – Adult Services

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £54,825 to £56,868 54825 - PO7
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Adults, Health & Integration
Public Health
Closing date

Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities. 

City and Hackney Public Health Service is a vibrant and dedicated team, serving the populations of both Hackney and the City of London and known for being innovative and passionate about improving the health of our local populations. Having recently been restructured, the team is on a journey to transform the authorities, to take a ‘Health in All Policies’ approach.

The City Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile, dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK, aiming to contribute to a flourishing society, shape outstanding environments and support a thriving economy.

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City and Hackney Public Health Team is looking to appoint an experienced, senior infection prevention and control nurse to lead the delivery of a high-quality Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Service across the two Local Authorities. 

The IPC Service (previously called the Swabbing Service and later the Care Settings COVID-19 Service) originally operated out of the City and Hackney GP Confederation to support local care settings to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2022, the service transitioned to the City and Hackney Public Health Team and the service scope expanded to include all aspects of IPC and a wider range of community settings.

The successful candidate will be responsible for reducing the risk of preventable infections and outbreaks, mitigating the impact of infectious disease outbreaks, and increasing awareness of IPC best practice and guidelines in local community settings. They will empower community settings to implement evidence based IPC policies and practices that are in line with national guidelines and reflective of local needs. In response to the expanded service scope, the post holder will prioritise the level of support provided to local settings based on their vulnerability to an outbreak (or exacerbation of an existing outbreak) and the vulnerability of their service users. 

The role requires an individual who is passionate about infection prevention and control, with excellent clinical skills, an ability to manage competing priorities and work independently in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate must be a registered nurse to degree level, or equivalent experience, and hold a currently valid registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. They will have a minimum of 2 years post registration experience working in infection prevention and control and have extensive experience of managing IPC audit activity including reporting, development of action plans and follow up. 

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

Closing date for applications: 07 June 2023

Interview date: W/C 19 June 2023


We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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