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Health Visitor

Job Reference: 449-CSP238

Solent NHS Trust
Child and family
£30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

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

Solent NHS Trust would like to invite enthusiastic and motivated Health Visitors, to become part of the Public Health Nursing workforce to deliver the 0 – 19 Healthy Child Programme to children and families across Southampton City.

At Solent NHS Trust, our approach to delivering children’s care is innovative, refreshing and above all caring. We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and our passion for delivering high quality care.

The successful candidate will be trailblazing the newly established Enhanced Child Health Visiting Offer (ECHO) which is part of a new and innovative approach to early help and prevention.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to further develop skills within Public Health Nursing and our work to maximize the contribution of the six High Impact Areas. Solent NHS is committed to finding creative ways of providing timely and effective interventions to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families.

We have embraced the up-skilling of staff by offering training such as Solihull, Parent and Child Game and have the benefits of regular supervision from the Perinatal Mental Health lead and CAMHS psychotherapist. Further development and use of the Australian Attachment Questionnaire and other low level interventions for anxiety are also planned work Programmes. Our Health Visitors are well supported through a positive culture of regular clinical and safeguarding supervision and one to one line management.

We need creative and motivated health visitors who are keen to work with us to embed our new service model in the delivery of the Health Child Programme (HCP). The successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, be flexible and have the ability to implement new and exciting ways of working differently to improve positive outcomes for our children and families. You will need to have good organizational skills, problem solving skills and to quickly be able to gain a good rapport with people from a range of backgrounds. It is essential you can work as part of a team working in a collaborative way with a range of professionals.

We also welcome applications from current SCPHN students due to qualify in September 2019.

As part of our commitment to ensuring our staff feel valued, we work in conjunction with National Health Service discounts to give staff access to a wide range of savings.Other individual discounts offered to our staff are included in the weekly newsletter and added to our intranet, as and when they become available.

Employee Assistance Programme: this service provides staff with a free and confidential helpline, unlimited access to advice, information and face-to-face counselling where required. The service is designed to help staff deal with a range of problems either at work or in their personal lives.

If you enjoy new and exciting opportunities and have the passion and energy to work in an environment that is committed to our staff and the people in our communities, we would welcome your application.

For an informal discussion or information about the role, please contact Jane Taylor, Clinical Team Co-ordinator. 077669 02687


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

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)
  • 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

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 Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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