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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/02/2022.

Health Visitor

Job Reference: J11-A-21-34776

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Placement (Ref 12)
Whitley Health Centre, Reading
Band 6 equivalent

We currently have some exciting vacancies within the Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust is recruiting for two Health Visitors to provide support to the community nursing team for an expected 6 month placement.

Locations covered: Reading, but you may be required to work at or from any additional location as may be determined by the Trust from time to time.

Shifts/Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00

Length of Placement:Starting ASAP on an ongoing basis

Band 6 – Example Rate

Day Rate - £19.96 per hour

Night/Sat Rate - £25.95 per hour

Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £31.93 per hour

You will have the responsibility to manage and deliver care for families, children and communities working in partnership with team members and service users. The teams are based mainly within Children’s Centres across the local area.

You will be working as part of a close and supportive team providing a proactive, responsive service based on identified health needs. You will be responsible for leading the delivery of the universal Healthy Child Programme and ensuring effective delegation, workload management and monitoring of care standards. You will be working in an environment where staff are committed to creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

Responsibilities of the post-holder:

  • Assess child and family needs, using the appropriate assessment and risk assessment tools
  • Ensure that at each contact with a child an assessment of the health and developmental need is conducted
  • Utilise full knowledge and understanding of the Local Safeguarding Board Procedures together with Trust guidelines
  • Exercise vigilance regarding vulnerable families and to respond as necessary
  • Work closely with local authority colleagues
  • Work collaboratively with other health care professionals and agencies ensuring a seamless delivery of services for children and families within the community

In order to apply for the post you must:

  • Be a specialist community public health nurse (health visiting)
  • Have obtained Safeguarding level 3 qualification
  • Be a car driver with a valid licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Be able to evidence continuing professional development and a desire to undertake further training

Please note:

From 1 April 2022 it will become a legal requirement for health and social care staff who have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users to provide evidence of a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine unless they are exempt.

This requirement also extends to non-clinical staff not directly involved in patient/service user care, but who may have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users in the course of their work.

Applicants who fall within the scope of the legal requirements will be asked to evidence their vaccination status, or valid exemption, as part of the recruitment process.


NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.



As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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