Health Advisor

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
CLCH Hertfordshire Adult Community Services - CLCH NHS Trust provides a range of Community Services, and the Hertfordshire Division is recruiting!

Are you a Qualified Health Advisor or someone interested in developing their skills in Health Advising? Then look no further.

Sexual Health Hertfordshire are a multi-professional progressive team providing a comprehensive, evidence based and patient focused service for Contraception and Genitourinary Medicine, specialising in integrated sexual health and HIV services. The service operates out of three main hubs, Hatfield, Stevenage, and Watford.

Hatfield Clinic are looking to recruit a fixed term maternity leave cover, Health Advisor who is motivated, enthusiastic and has excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills along with the ability to work with a complex range of clients in a busy and innovative sexual health setting.

Main duties of the job

Previous experience is not required although you be assessed on your ability to work autonomously and on your capacity to provide support and education around sexually transmitted infections. As part of the role, you will be expected to manage a caseload of patients providing health education, support, and behavioural change interventions to all.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate an interest and willingness to learn and be confident working autonomously. This is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in sexual health to join our team and develop their sexual health knowledge and skills.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To see clients in a sexual health setting for time limited 1:1 work specifically around risk reduction and behaviour change related to their sexual health
  • To provide evidence based advice, information, education and counselling to patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B & C
  • To provide pre-test HIV discussion and post-test discussion and/ or counselling
  • To carry out partner notification to ensure the attendance and treatment of contacts
  • To provide ongoing support and counselling for those with associated concerns e.g. sexual assault, termination of pregnancy, sexual identity, relationship and psychosexual issues, domestic violence etc.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current UK NMC registration
  • Educated to post graduate diploma level in health promotion, psychology, social work or other similar field.


  • Accredited counselling qualification STIF course
  • STIF course
  • Evidence of further study/qualifications in the field of risk reduction or behaviour change of Public Health
  • Evidence of further education in the field of sexual or reproductive health

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.

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

Central London Community Health Trust


Hatfield Sexual Health Centre



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