Public Health Staff Nurse for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
HDFT are seeking to recruit a motivated and passionate registered Nurse to be part of the innovative Growing Healthy Wakefield 0-19 service. The Public Health Staff Nurse for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health is a new and exciting role within the Service in Wakefield and will be an integral part of the Family Hubs - Start for Life developments.

In HDFT and Wakefield we are dedicated in working towards improved public health outcomes for children and families, delivering high quality universal and targeted services to meet the key improvement priorities for the population.

This role will focus on parent & infant relationships and supporting family health & wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve working in different community settings, including Family Hubs and family homes both as part of a team and as a lone worker. The role will support the Clinical Lead for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health (PIMH) with leadership and supporting colleagues. The post holder will deliver direct care using recognised assessment and observation techniques under the supervision of the Clinical lead . The role will support with the development, organisation, delivery and evaluation of PIMH training across the workforce. Also including the dissemination and implementation of care pathways, policies and procedures for women and families experiencing mild, moderate and severe mental health problems. The post holder will be required to support the Specialist HV PIMH with any areas of research, audit, analysis and development. As this role is part of the Family Hub development there would be an expectation of effective integrated working with key delivery partners and the voluntary sector.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Excellent communication skills and a passion for public health are essential, alongside good organisational skills, flexibility to meet the needs of the service and ability to travel independently to meet service delivery as required. The role will cover County Durham.

For more information please see the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Post-registration qualification
  • Mentoring/ teaching in practice facilitation qualification eg ENB 998 / 730



  • Post-registration experience
  • Experience of change management
  • Knowledge and /or experience of emotional health issues affecting children and families
  • Delivery of Health Promotion & Presentation skills


  • Experience of working in community setting
  • Experience of delivering education to peers
  • Demonstrate awareness of the Healthy Child Programme & High Impact Areas
  • Experience of facilitating Group sessions



  • Experience of partnership working
  • Sound knowledge of promoting the safeguarding and wellbeing of children


  • Understanding of the public health agenda and inequalities in Wakefield
  • Good understanding of the issues of confidentiality, safeguarding children and domestic abuse.

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Across Wakefield District




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