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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/04/2021.

Student Health Visitor (University of Brighton)

Job Reference: 150-KW5206-CSS-A

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
SCPHN Student, Health Visiting
West Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • Over 5,000 full and part time staff, with 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

A fully funded training opportunity to qualify as a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor is now open to all qualified nurses active on Part 1 of the NMC register.

Starting in September 2021, you will be given a fixed term contract with our Trust to undertake a one year full time degree course to complete the BSc/MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course (Health Visiting) at the University of Brighton. Please note that there will not be the opportunity to undertake this part time, as it is a demanding course combining academic study with developing the clinical skills and knowledge to become a Health Visitor. Candidates must be prepared for this level of commitment, including willingness to travel across a very large geographical Trust.

Sponsorship will be paid at Band 5 salary up to a maximum of £27,416 depending on current experience; no incremental uplift is paid for duration of this training contract. 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 post as a Health Visitor.

If selected for interview you will be contacted within four weeks of the closing date. When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the 'supporting information' space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the Person Specification, as your application will be judged against this. Please note that while the advert specifies the University of Brighton as the base, clinical placements can be anywhere in West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

Successful candidates will also need to apply to the University of Brighton separately and meet the academic entry requirements for the course. We work closely with the university to offer students a high level of support and clinical experiences throughout the year.

Joint interviews with SCFT and university staff will be held on the 7 and 10 May 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Steeden

Practice Educator - Healthy Child programme

07900 705302


Allie Wood -


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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.

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