Health Visitor Sunderland

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic and responsible Health Visitor SCPHN's to work within our Sunderland 0-19 Service. We have part time and full time vacancies available.

We believe all staff members have a part to play in achieving the Trust's vision of Excellence Every Time. Our values have been developed by our staff and patients and provide a framework for our behaviours: we aim to be Respectful, Responsible and Passionate in everything we do.

Main duties of the job

The Health Visiting role is to deliver the Healthy Child Programme as part of a one team approach, planning, delivering and evaluating an efficient and cost effective service for an identified population, you will be delivering the National and Local Public Health agendas in response to identified health and social need working with partner agencies in a strategic, creative and holistic way to ensure best outcomes for children, young people and families.

The HV is responsible for leading and delivering the Healthy Child Programme against the 6 early years high impact areas, ensuring services are provided within the tiered model approach- building community capacity, universal, universal plus and universal partnership plus.

The successful candidate will have a recognised teaching qualification, equipping them to be a mentor of student nurses.

About us

No matter which role you join us in at #teamHDFT you will receive a warm and friendly welcome. Our teams show professionalism of the highest standard and always ensure they put their patients at the heart of the care they deliver. The trust believe that You Matter Most, this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. The trust promote a caring culture where staff are supported and encouraged to continue learning and development throughout their career. So if you're looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients join our Growing Healthy team in Sunderland.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this position please see the Job Description and Personal Specification attached.

Here are a few of HDFT's benefits.

Annual leave

Staff members are entitled to 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays. This entitlement increases to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service.

Car lease

We are able to offer staff access to car lease schemes through salary sacrifice, meaning staff can make savings on tax and National Insurance.

Health and wellbeing

We believe that we should look after our staff and their health and wellbeing, and that by doing so they will be best placed to provide safe and excellent care for our patients. We have the following initiatives in place to support our staff:
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sheffield Hallam University Wellness programme supporting staff to lead healthier lives
  • Counselling
  • Discounted gym memberships

Personal and professional development

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we believe that You Matter Most, so we support our staff throughout their NHS career with us. We provide extensive training, development and career progression opportunities, such as:
  • Preceptorships
  • Mentorship
  • Access to training programmes
  • Manager training for all new line managers
  • Appraisals
  • Apprenticeships
  • Clinical skills training

Staff awards

We aim to show our staff recognition on a day-to-day basis by providing supportive and encouraging working environments. We also hold several events during the year to formally demonstrate our appreciation of our staff members hard work and commitment to the Trust.
  • Long Service Awards: staff who have worked for the Trust for 25, 35 and 40 years are presented with a gift at an annual ceremony;
  • Celebrating Success Awards: this annual ceremony recognises staffs contribution to the delivery of outstanding care;
  • Annual Awards and Christmas Oscars: during the Christmas period, we give awards to the most festive ward/department, most festive member of staff, and volunteer of the year.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Qualification (HV) essential.
  • Nurse Prescribing.
  • Up to date level 3 safeguarding children training


  • Evidence of Continued Professional development
  • Supervisor Supervision training
  • Evidence of leadership development



  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of promoting the safeguarding and wellbeing of children.


  • Experience in leading teams in the provision of health services to children, young people and families.

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