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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Student Health Visitor - Solihull

Job Reference: 203-CS5134A

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Health Visiting Students
NMET - Community Public Health C27132, Solihull
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We are one of the best perfoming NHS Trusts nationally and our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4800 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).

Location: Various locations across Solihull


Full Time – Fixed term contract February 2021 until February 2022


South Warwickshire Foundation Trust is a caring, innovative organisation. We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for Registered Nurses or Registered Midwives to develop their career by undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Health Visiting course with practical placements in specified areas across Solihull.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, reflective practitioners who are passionate about improving health outcomes for children and families. You will be a caring professional with an interest in public health and a genuine desire to promote the needs of the child. You must be motivated to learn, be keen to develop your leadership skills and committed to providing safe, high quality and compassionate care. It is imperative that applicants are confident with IT, and agile working including working from home due to our service delivery adaptations because of Covid 19. We have been creative about service delivery and have maintained contact with our clients via various digital platforms, it is expected that applicants will be using MSTeams, video calls, Zoom calls and feel comfortable and confident with these. Throughout the duration of the course you will be provided with guidance and learning opportunities from a Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisors who will support you to develop the necessary skills required of a SCPHN (Health Visitor) this support will be offered in a combination of face to face and other digital platforms .


Applications are invited from registered nurses (all fields) and registered midwives with 2 years post registration experience and evidence of continued professional development. You must have a current NMC registration, possess a full driving license and have access to a vehicle for the duration of the training. The course will commence in February 2021 and is offered in partnership with Birmingham City University on a full time basis only (37.5 hours per week).


Sponsorship will be paid at Band 5 salary for the duration of the course.

Successful completion of the course will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC register, an NMC recordable qualification and eligibility to apply for a position as a Health Visitor. There is no guarantee of a job within this trust at the end of the student contract.


Please note this post will close once sufficient applications are received

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKerry Danesi-CrombieJob titleClinical LeadEmail addressKerry.Danesi-Crombie@swft.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Catherine Banner Health Visitor/Practice Assessor Solihull 07814218214


Nicola Kinahan Health Visitor/Practice Assessor Solihull 07814218283


Sometimes we get a lot of applications for our roles. On those occasions we might close the job early. If you don’t want to miss out we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

The Trust use an Applicant Management System called TRAC which helps us manage the recruitment process. All communications regarding your application will come via TRAC (even if you applied via NHS Jobs).

Please check your TRAC account regularly and ensure your email is set up to accept messages so they don't go into your junk/spam folder.

We aim to shortlist all vacancies within 2 days of the vacancy closing, we will get back to all candidates ASAP.

Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer who is commited to Equality and Diversity and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the grounds of any protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

All South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust sites are smoke free. We feel it’s a great way to help our patients, visitors and staff stay healthy.

The Trust is part of a ‘Foundation Group’ through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. This partnership is great for the sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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.

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