Health visitor

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Aylesford or Tunbridge Wells
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable qualified Health Visitor to join our caring and progressive team in Aylesford or Tunbridge Wells. We welcome applicants from experienced and newly-qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.

Some of benefits of working with us include:
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays. Your annual leave entitlement increases with length of service.
  • Automatic enrolment into the NHS Pension scheme (opt out available)
  • Access to NHS discounts and access to Blue Light card discount

Main duties of the job

Our health visiting teams provide support to families with children aged zero to five. You'll be juggling a varied caseload and you'll need to be confident and flexible to provide the best support for new and growing families.

As a Band 6 Health Visitor you will work as part of a team to keep children safe and well in Aylesford.You will use your clinical judgment to support evidence-based care planning and make sure that children and families who use our services have a good experience.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place virtually on the 27th June 2023.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Nursing qualification and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Evidence of Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice - Health Visitor/ Public Health Specialist Practitioner Qualification Honours degree or equivalent


  • Working towards Master level study
  • PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education
  • Clinical leadership, management or supervisory qualification
  • Practice Assessor



  • 2 years' experience in a clinical area of practice
  • Practical experience in managing health related projects/ complex caseloads
  • Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience


  • Experience of leading and managing teams
  • Experience of working with vulnerable families
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ TAPs/ CIS)



  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post
  • Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice.
  • Ability to manage and lead change

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner taking into account Trust policies and procedures.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, 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. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Aylesford or Tunbridge Wells

Aylesford or Tunbridge Wells

ME20 7NP

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