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Health Visitor (Carlisle)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Health Visitor

Now more than ever is the time to start looking after you!

Why not bring your hard-earned Health Visitor skills to the county that works hard but plays harder.

The world-famous landscape, the warmth of the people and the strong sense of place, mean this unique part of the UK inspires a lasting affection amongst visitors and residents alike. But it's the unbeatable quality of life that brings people here and keeps them coming back but you can come - and stay!

Whether you are a walker, swimmer, hiker, paddleboarder or just love a fantastic view, Cumbria has it all in one County.

What else can we offer:

Cumbria has some of the lowest crime rates in England and it's GP practices have the country's highest levels of patient satisfaction. There are also excellent mainline rail links, opening up access to Newcastle, Leeds, Glasgow and London.

With house prices being amongst the most competitive in the UK, whether you are looking for city life, coastal views or a rural idyll, there is somewhere for you and your loved ones.

High-quality schools, colleges and universities, make Cumbria the perfect choice for family life and the University of Cumbria has outstanding employability prospects withnine out of ten students in employment or further study six months after graduating.

Main duties of the job

And the job...

You already have a passion for health visiting and our teams will welcome you into a new lifestyle where the way of life fits whatever you want it to be.

We encourage staff development and embrace change and innovation to ensure our service moves forward with the changing needs of our families whilst having the core offer to families at heart.

We are waiting for you, so what are you waiting for...

Candidates must be able to demonstrate and give examples of their experience within their supporting information relating to the essential criteria outlined on the job description.

The role is office hours Monday - Friday.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period

The successful candidate will require a full driving license, be enthusiastic, possess good organisational and communication skills and be adaptable to new ways of working.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.o Being a clinically led organisationo Quality and safety at the hearto A positive patient experience every timeo A great place to worko Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Experience of working with children and families in a community setting
  • Experience of working on own or as part of a team
  • Experience and understanding of working within safeguarding procedures and guidelines processes
  • Experience of working to address health inequalities.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other professionals within the health economy and from other organisations.
  • Evidence based health promotion
  • Knowledge and understanding of other supporting agencies and voluntary organisations
  • Knowledge and experience of child development
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant government policy and professional issues.
  • Understanding of the determinants of health and health inequalities.



  • RGN/RN Dip HE
  • Health Visiting Qualification and /or Community Specialist Practitioner in Public Health - Health Visiting (BSc.Hon)
  • V100 Nurse Prescriber


  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • Leadership training and development.
  • Dual qualification
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber statutory recordable qualification



  • Ability to work in a child and family centred way
  • Excellent and highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to adapt to situations and work within sometimes difficult environments

Personal Circumstances


  • Clean driving licence and access to own transport
  • Approachable personality with ability to demonstrate empathy towards others
  • Demonstrates flexibility to meet the needs of the service
  • Integrity

Other requirements


  • Equality and diversity (from KSF core dimension 6- one to be selected
  • Act in ways that support equality and value diversity (Level 1)
  • Support equality and value diversity (Level 2)


  • Refer to the KSF matrix for appropriate level

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Carlisle West Children's Centre

Wigton Road



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