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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/06/2022.

Community Health Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CS1131

Solent NHS Trust
0-19 Southampton
£25,665 - £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

Would you like to work with children, young people and families in their own homes and community settings?


We are looking for Registered Nurses and Midwives to join our Health Visiting team as a Community Health Nurse (CHN) in Solent NHS Trust. We welcome applications from all Registered Nurses, Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, and Registered Midwives.

We are looking for nurses and midwives who are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children, ensuring they meet their full potential and are ready for school and their lives ahead. Do you feel this role could be perfect for you? We will offer you a comprehensive induction package which will include mentorship and clinical supervision as well as development opportunities. We encourage our CHNs to grow and develop, including consideration for the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Programme.

You will work primarily with children from pre- birth to 5 years and their families, alongside experienced Health Visitors to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009). The Healthy Child Programme is an evidence-based programme that focuses on supporting children and families with screening, immunisation, health and development reviews, supplemented by advice around health, wellbeing and parenting.

As a CHN, you will be instrumental in the delivery of high-quality care. This role will draw on your knowledge and skills to ensure the best outcomes are achieved and deliver care to children and families at the right time and in the right place. Solent NHS is committed to improving outcomes for children and families in our area and to reduce health inequalities by delivering well led, safe, effective, caring, and responsive services.

If successful you will be supported through a specially developed training programme with skilled support and guidance from the health visiting team. Solent has an excellent reputation for supporting staff in training and development opportunities and has a strong culture that recognises well supported staff deliver excellent services to our families.

Successful applicants will demonstrate excellent communication skills, be passionate about public health, show professional resilience and be creative and flexible in their approach.

To be successful in this rewarding and innovative role, we are looking for qualified nurses from all parts of the NMC register and registered midwives.

If you are ready for a new challenge and would like to broaden your skill set into this new role – we want to hear from you!

Informal discussions with: Alison Rollett, Clinical Team Co-Ordinator Health Visiting, Southampton please contact by email or mobile 07766 902 777 or Louise Broadfoot, Clinical team co-ordinator on or tel 07799 895 370.

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.

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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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