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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/06/2021.

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Student - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-CS936

Solent NHS Trust
Children and Families
£24,907 - £30,615 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you an enthusiastic, focused, registered nurse or midwife, with excellent interpersonal communication and organisation skills, keen to deliver high quality evidence based care to children, families and communities?

Then we would love to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Solent NHS Trust West, Southampton to appoint inspirational and enthusiastic qualified Nurses / Midwife, to complete the BSc (Hons) or Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Public Health Nursing at The University Of Surrey.

The successful candidate will become part of the Public health workforce in Southampton, delivering the 0 - 19 public health agenda within Solent NHS trust. Either working as a Health Visitor with the 0-5 age group or a Public Health Nurse working with the 5-19 age group. Applications are invited from Registered Nurses, Midwives and Registered Mental Health Nurses to undertake this training, which will ultimately lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC Register. Essential Requirements are registration at first level Nurse or Midwife with the NMC and with a minimum of 120 credits at level 5 (Diploma) for BSc course or first level degree (2.2 or above) for PGDip Course.

The course commences in September 2021 until September 2022. It is a 1 year fixed term contract.

During this full calendar year your time will be divided between 50% academic study at The University of Surrey, and 50% practical placement. Both elements of training need to be successfully achieved for registration on Part 3 of the register.

Your contract of employment and practice placement will be in Southampton. You will need to identify your preference for Health Visiting working with families and children 0 to 5 years or Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) 5 to 19 years.

As a SCPHN Student, you will be part of an innovative approach to Early Help and Prevention, working alongside multi agency and Local Authority colleagues.You will be training to ultimately lead the delivery of care pre-birth to 19 years (dependant on discipline chosen), to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable families. As a student you will work under the direction and supervision of a Practice Teacher and Mentor.

A full driving licence and use of a vehicle is essential. The post is subject to Occupational Health clearance and an enhanced DBS check. Evidence of recent study is also required.

For further information about health visiting please contact tel 07766902687 or tel 07766902790


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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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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