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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2022.

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Student - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-CSP543

Solent NHS Trust
Health Services
£25,655 - £31,534 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Solent NHS Trust to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic qualified Nurse or Midwife to complete the BSc (Hons) or Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Public Health Practice at The University of Surrey commencing in September 2022.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional career, where upon successful completion of the course, you will gain the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Qualification and become a qualified Health Visitor or School Nurse. This will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC Register.

Portsmouth Health Visitors/ School Nurses sit within an integrated 0-19 service with the Local Authority and work with the wider multi-agency and multi-disciplinary children’s workforce to identify need and provide timely intervention at the earliest opportunity. Health visitors/School Nurses are well supported to achieve this through a developing ‘Team Around the Worker’ model, utilising consultation with other specialist practitioners working across the 0-19 service in areas such as perinatal infant mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and children with disabilities.

The successful candidates will be proactive and enthusiastic individuals who are looking to further develop their public health nursing skills to deliver a quality evidence based service to families. Applicants will be inspirational and motivational leaders, highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork.

If successful, this post will be a 1 year fixed term training contract as a SCPHN HV/SN student delivering the Healthy Child Programme 0-5 OR 5/19 yrs within Solent.

The course commences in September 2022until September 2023. During this full calendar year your time will be divided between 50% academic study, at the University of Surrey, and 50% practical taught practice placement. The practice placement will be in Portsmouth.This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to effectively lead and deliver the Healthy Child Programme at all levels as a Health Visitor/ School Nurse.

As a student, whilst in practice you will work under the direction of a Community Practice Assessor/Practice supervisor.

Solent NHS Trust is both forward thinking and innovative with a strong commitment to training, dedicated to improving the quality of child health services and takes pride in rewarding the success of its staff. We are interested in your aspirations and supporting your individual career pathways within Solent NHS Trust as well as ensuring that we take care of you as a person. We understand that work life balance is important.

A full driving licence and use of a vehicle is essential. The post is subject to Occupational Health clearance and an enhanced DBS check. If you are successfully shortlisted, an interview date will be sent and you will need to be available for the whole day.

For further information for Portsmouth Health Visiting, please contact Sarah Howarth (Health Visitor/Community Practice Assessor Lead) on 07500078793 or email


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. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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