Job Opportunities for Community Nurses

As the number of patients who are treated outside of the traditional hospital setting continues to rise, the number of community nurses (also known as district nurses) needed to support both the NHS and private sector has largely increased. At Athona, we’re continuing to support both the NHS and private sector and currently have a number of community nursing jobs available across London, Berkshire, Essex, Kent, Suffolk and Surrey. As qualified nurses, community nurses play a vital role in the by supporting patients in their homes, care homes, at local GP surgeries and within other healthcare facilities. The main aim of a community nurse is to provide dedicated care to patients in the right environment. Often helping meet the needs of disabled, elderly and vulnerable patients who are unable to visit a hospital or those who have recently been discharged from hospital. Community nurses will often find themselves working in varied environments, and no two days will ever be the same. As you will be working across a number of neighbourhoods, it is also vital that as a community nurse you are a car driver and have the ability to travel within the local area.

The role of a community nurse can also include:

  • Providing basic care and assessing patients on a regular basis
  • Administering medicine and injections
  • Inserting and caring for male and female catheterisation
  • Providing pressure ulcer care
  • Cleaning and dressing wounds
  • Taking blood and urine samples
  • Setting up intravenous drips
  • Continuing to monitor ongoing care for patients.

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Community Nurse Benefits

Flexible working

Locations to suit your requirements

Competitive rates of pay

Varied role

Career progression & leadership opportunities

Positions within the NHS & private sector

Take a look at Athona's latest community nursing jobs across London and the Home Counties and find your next role today.
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Subject Access Request Policy and Proceduce

  • Last modified:February 25th, 2020


All organisations that process personal data are required to comply with data protection legislation. The General Data Protection Regulations 2018 gives individuals (known as ‘data subjects’) certain rights over their personal data whilst imposing certain obligations on the organisations that process their data.


The Company collects and processes both personal data and sensitive personal data.  It is required to do so to comply with legislation and contractual purposes.  It is also required to keep this data for different periods depending on the nature of the data. This policy sets out how the Company complies with the requirements of Subject Access Requests in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. It should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy, Data Protection Policy and the Data Protection Procedure.


In this policy the following terms have the following meanings: ‘The Company’ refers to Athona Ltd, Athona Education Limited and Athona Clinical Services Ltd. ‘data controller’ means an individual or organisation which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; ‘processing’ means any operation or set of operations performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage (including archiving), adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. ‘sensitive personal data’* means personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health, an individual’s sex life or sexual orientation and an individual’s criminal convictions. * For the purposes of this policy we use the term ‘personal data’ to include ‘sensitive personal data’ except where we specifically need to refer to sensitive personal data. ‘subject access request’ means the rights an Individual has to request access to their personal data on request, free of charge except in certain circumstances. ‘Supervisory authority’ means an independent public authority which is responsible for monitoring the application of data protection.  In the UK the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


The Company processes personal data in relation to its own staff, work-seekers and individual client contacts and is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Laws. The Company has registered with the ICO and its registration number is Z8156454 The Company may hold personal data on individuals for the following purposes:
  • Staff administration;
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations
  • Accounts and records;
  • Administration and processing of work-seekers’ personal data for the purposes of providing work- finding services, including processing using software solution providers and back office support
  • Administration and processing of clients’ personal data for the purposes of supplying/introducing work-seekers


The right to access (‘subject access request’) Individuals are entitled to obtain access to their personal data on request, free of charge except in certain circumstances.
  • An individual will be entitled to the following information:
  • Confirmation that their personal data is or is not being processed;
  • Access to the personal data undergoing processing;
  • The purposes of the processing;
  • The categories of personal data concerned;
  • The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • The existence of the right to request from the Company rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the individual or to object to such processing;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the ICO or any other relevant supervisory authority;
  • Where the personal data are not collected from an individual, any available information as to the source of that information;
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, based on a public interest or a legitimate interest and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the individual.
If the Company transfers the individual’s personal data to a third country or to an international organisation, the individual shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards in place relating to the transfer. If the Company processes a large quantity of information concerning the individual making the request, the Company might request that the individual specify the information or processing activities to which the request relates to specifically before the information is delivered. If such a request is required by the Company then it shall be delivered promptly to the individual, taking into consideration the timeframes that subject access requests must be completed. The individual’s right to access their information shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others and they will not be able to access the personal data of third parties without the explicit consent of that third party or if it is reasonable in all the circumstances to comply with the request without that third party’s consent, taking into consideration any means to redact the personal data of any third party. Persons listed in the Appendix will decide whether it is appropriate to disclose the information to the individual on a case by case basis. This decision will involve balancing the individual’s right of access of their personal data against the third party’s rights in respect of their own personal data.

Data Subject Access Request (SAR) Procedure

Data Subjects submitting a request for information must follow this Procedure: a) Make a request in writing to the Data Protection Officer (DPO) at b) The request should include documents confirming the identity of the Data Subject such as a driving licence, passport or birth certificate. If sufficient ID is not submitted with the original request, the Data Protection Officer will request this identification, and no documentation will be released until identification is confirmed; and c) The request should provide detail about the information the Data Subject wishes to request such as where and whom the information is believed to be held by. These details allow for efficient location and retrieval of the information requested. The company reserves the right not to disclose any information about a third party to whom the company owes a duty of confidentiality or privacy. Information given will only be that relating to the Data Subject. Any queries about requests should be directed to the Data Protection Officer at

Dealing with Requests

Once the company receives a request, the Data Protection Officer will issue a response within one month of receipt. If, however, the request is complex or numerous, an extension by a further two months could be made. Should an extension be required, the Data Subject will be notified of the extension and the reasons as to why it is required, within one month of receipt of the request.

Information Gathering

If you have provided enough information in your SAR to collate the personal information held about you, we will gather all documents relating to you and ensure that the information required is provided in an acceptable format. If we do not have enough information to locate your records, we may contact you for further details. This will be done as soon as possible and within the timeframes set out below.

Information Provision

Once we have collated all the personal information held about you, we will send this to you in writing (or in a commonly used electronic form if requested). The information will be in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible format, using clear and plain language. The company will provide a copy of the information in response to a request free of charge. Should a request be manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly because it is repetitive, a reasonable fee can be charged. A reasonable fee may also be charged for further copies of the same information but not all subsequent requests.

Refusing a Request

If a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly where it is repetitive, then the request can be refused. Should a request be refused, the Data Subject will be informed of the reasons why it is refused and will be informed of their right to complain to the Regulatory Authority within one month of receipt of the request.

Your Other Rights

Under the GDPR, you have the right to request rectification of any inaccurate data held by us. Where we are notified of inaccurate data, and agree that the data is incorrect, we will amend the details as directed by you and make a note on the system (or record) of the change and reason(s). We will rectify any errors within 30-days and inform you in writing of the correction and where applicable, provide the details of any third-party to whom the data has been disclosed. If for any reason, we are unable to act in response to a request for rectification and/or data completion, we will always provide a written explanation to you and inform you of your right to complain to the ICO. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to request from the company, the erasure of personal data or to restrict the processing of personal data where it concerns your personal information; as well as the right to object to such processing. You can use the contact details below to make such requests.

Submission and Lodging a Complaint

To submit your subject access request you can write to us at or write to the Data Protection Officer at the following address: The Data Protection Officer Athona Ltd 2nd Floor Kingsgate House 1 King Edward Road Brentwood Essex CM14 4HG To raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office You can contact the ICO directly on 0303 123 1113 or at
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Working in the UK

  • Last modified:January 30th, 2020

Are you a qualified allied health professional looking to undertake a once in a lifetime opportunity? Ever thought about moving from Australia to the UK to experience a different way of life and have the perfect base to travel Europe? If so, relocating to the UK and working as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or speech pathologist could be for you.

Our UK and Sydney-based teams have extensive knowledge and experience in helping secure short-term locum, contract and permanent jobs for allied health professionals across the UK. Whether you want to work for the NHS or would prefer a private setting, we have jobs in major cities, busy seaside towns and even quaint countryside villages – meaning there really is something for everyone. Making the move to the UK can seem daunting, but that’s why our team are on-hand to offer advice and support and to help ensure the relocation process runs smoothly. Don’t forget we’re here to support you from pre-departure, on arrival and throughout the entirety of your placement in the UK.

Meet the team

Joseph Nordoff | Team Leader | +44(0)1277 289087 With over 10 years experience supporting allied health professionals find the very best job, Joseph will be your main point of contact in the UK. With in-depth knowledge and passion for the sector, Joseph joined Athona’s AHP division in 2019. Within a few months he had secured multiple contracts with the NHS and private sector, receiving over 100 new vacancies UK wide.

Anthony Estevez | International Recruitment Consultant | 0467 083 905 Anthony is an experienced recruitment consultant based in Sydney and will be your main point of contact throughout the entirety of the relocation process to the UK. After working in recruitment for over six years and having personal experience in making the move across the globe, Anthony is there to make your relocation seamless and stress-free. As Anthony is based in Australia, he will be able to arrange a face-to-face meeting and help you organise your documentation without a time zone difference causing any inconvenience.

Want to know more?

We’ve created a free Working in the UK guide for allied health professionals looking to relocate from Australia to the UK. You’ll find plenty of useful information to support your relocation, including:
  • Highlights of the UK
  • Cost of living
  • The NHS vs private sector
  • Applying for a visa
  • Documentation required
  • Things to do in the UK
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COVID-19 Support & Guidance

  • March 20th, 2020
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Athona Recruitment is continuing to operate as usual and will ensure there is no disruption to the service we provide. We will endeavour to keep this page up to date with any important messages from Athona, so please do check back regularly. We would like to take this time to thank our candidates and clients, […]

Coronavirus Advice

  • March 4th, 2020
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This information is correct as of 17.03.2020 at 14:40. For the latest information on the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, please visit the Government website where information is updated daily. You can also view the Government’s Coronavirus Action Plan here and the latest updates to COVID-19 Guidance on Social Distancing. As the situation […]

#AskAnApprentice at Athona

  • February 5th, 2020
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As we continue to celebrate #NationalApprenticeshipWeek, and join in with #AskAnApprentice, we spoke to Amy and Raphael, two of Athona’s newest apprentices, to find out how they’ve found their first few months at Athona.   Amy works in our compliance team supporting our healthcare divisions, here’s what she had to say: What is the best […]

Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

  • East of England
  • Temporary/Locum
  • Band 8a
  • 35 - 36 per hour

Posted 8 hours ago - Athona is currently recruiting for a locum Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist in Hertfordshire. The post is based in a Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. The post holder will provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team and formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological […]

Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN)

  • London
  • Temporary/Locum
  • Band 6
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • 26 - 27 per hour

Posted 8 hours ago - Athona is currently recruiting for an ongoing locum x2 Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse in East London. The post holder will be responsible for the management of cases under CPA, administration of depot injections monitoring compliance and assessment of mental health condition for working age adults. The successful candidate will be a Registered Mental Health […]

Band 5/6/7 CAMHS Community Psychiatric Nurse

  • London
  • Temporary/Locum
  • Band 5, Band 6, Band 7
  • Community Nurse, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • 27 - 31 per hour

Posted 9 hours ago - Athona is currently recruiting for an ongoing locum Band 6 CAMHS Registered Mental Health Nurse / Community Psychiatric Nurse in East London. The role is based in a specialist community mental health service for Children and Adolescents. The post holder will work within the triage team with additional resources to work towards reducing waiting times […]