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SCPHN Student Health Visitor

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling, Swale
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum. This is a development role into a Band 6.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Student Health Visitor Like working with families? - Get paid to train

This is a fantastic opportunity for nurses that enjoy working with children and families, and are passionate about their health and wellbeing. We're looking for people to join us from July 2023 as a band five student specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN) with a view to starting a 12 month training programme in September 2023. We provide an excellent learning environment supported by practice supervisorsand assessors who will support you to become fully qualified at Canterbury Christchurch University; all while being employed as a vital part of our friendly and professional team helping children to have the best possible start in life.

You'll be paid throughout your training and on successful completion you'll become a fully qualified band six SCPHN with a specialism in Health Visiting and lots of with opportunities to progress your career even further. We work in partnership with local services, children's centres and GPs on a challenging and rewarding caseload, and we strongly encouragecreativity and new ideas.

We currently have vacancies in Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling and Swale.

Main duties of the job

Following completion of the training we would welcome flexible working arrangements at a base to suit you, and can offer a generous re-location package to the right candidates.Find out more from our colleagues on how much they love the SCPHN role and the benefits of working at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

For informal discussion please contact Joyce Masimba Education Lead Health VisitingTEL: 07391861578 or Email:

We are offering a virtual open day on the date below, please feel free to join usWednesday 31st May 2023 at 18:00hrs

Click here to join the meeting

Face to Face Interview date: Friday 30th June 2023

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. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). 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 on the 30th 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



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration


  • Practice Assessor/Practice supervisor



  • Minimum one year post registration post registration practical experience within the health care setting


  • Experience of working with children and families within the community setting
  • Experience of leading and managing.
  • Managing own caseload,
  • Working in partnership with other agencies



  • Understanding of the National service framework and NICE guidelines and safeguarding relevant to care setting,
  • Experience of managing workstreams utilising evidence based practice,

Skills and ability


  • Ability to manage time,
  • Work under pressure to meet deadlines,
  • Working effectively in partnership with different services
  • Good communication skills

Personal attributes


  • Ability to manage frequent change,
  • Ability to work under pressure,
  • Adaptability and flexibility,
  • Eager to learn and develop,
  • Ability to motivate others,
  • Ability to reflect in and on practice to support own continuous professional development(CPD)

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