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Health Visitor

Job Reference: 453-21-3158301

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Health Visitor
Bradford and District, Bradford
£31,365 - £37,890 pa, pro rata

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:- We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people’s views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Are you looking for a challenge?

Are you wanting to develop your knowledge and skills as a Health Visitor?

Would you be interested in trying new ways of working and innovation in delivering Health Visiting?

Do you value the public health aspect of your role?

Do you want the work you do to make a difference to the children and their families who you work with?


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Bradford District 0-19 service for enthusiastic, innovative health visitors to support our 0-5 teams. There are vacancies across the Bradford District which is a large area that covering the areas of both Bradford and Keighley. The Bradford 0-19 service incorporates, Health Visiting, School Nursing, LAC and YOT and the 5-19 Immunisation’s Team.


As a health visitor/specialist community public health nurse you can make a real difference to children, families and communities in which you work. You will play a fundamental role in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme in Bradford, focusing on the child whilst promoting child development, preventing social exclusion and deprivation and tackling important public health issues.


Successful applicants will be working within the healthy child programme, ensuring the five mandated contacts are completed and working to the 4,5,6 model of care. Excellent communication skills are essential, and a passion for working with children, young people and families.


The Health Visiting team in Bradford is a high performing team. We are involved in several new projects to support the public health agenda both with our local authority partnerships and with Public Health England. This is an exciting time to be joining the health visiting service as we are piloting the MECSH (Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting) programme in one locality of Bradford, the Better Start area covering Bradford East. This is a demanding specialist role requiring high levels of professional skills and practice which will all be enhanced by ongoing training regarding the delivery of MECSH and supported by MECSH Supervision.


The MECSH (Maternal Early Childhood Sustained home visiting service add link) is a licensed preventative / early intervention programme for identified families. It has been developed in Australia and has been rolled out in some sites in the UK.

Bradford is the first site in Northern England to trial this programme. It is being piloted in partnership with Bradford District care trust and Better Start Bradford Better Start Bradford |Supporting Baby & Toddler Development and the evidence gained will enrich the use of the programme in the UK. There is an evidence base behind the programme and its positive outcomes for children and their families.

Our 0-5 health visitors and skill mix staff receive a host of different supervision sessions and are fortunate to have excellent training opportunities available. including UNICEF training, Parent Infant Relationship training, perinatal mental health training and attachment training (Ready to Relate) as well as the opportunity for ongoing professional training & consultation from the Little Minds Matter team and SMABS.


If you have the qualification, up to date experience, enthusiasm, and would like to work in a service where you will be fully supported to develop your skills then please apply.~

Shortlisting date: 07 June 2021
Interview date: 15 June 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sharon Morris, Team Leader for West Locality / 07764 926189

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Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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