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Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner - Health Visitor

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
Interviews will be held on 10th Oct 2023

If you regard yourself as an enthusiastic and dynamic qualified health visitor then come and join our forward thinking, vibrant team of health visitors in West Berkshire. Whether you are an experienced health visitor or newly qualified, we will ensure you receive individualised and effective support from both your health visiting line manager and colleagues within your team.

You will work within the West Berkshire area to deliver core and targeted services to children aged 0-5 and their families. You will require excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work in partnership with other teams and agencies, along with great communication skills and a passion for working with children and families.

A commitment to team working, flexibility and working with partners is essential, as you will collaborate with Children's Centre's in the implementation of the Healthy Child Programme underpinned by the Solihull Approach model of working.

If successful your base will be West Berkshire Community Hospital (Thatcham) however your role will require you to visit homes across Berkshire (mileage will be compensated).

Main duties of the job

  • Develop and implement outcome focused care plans and evaluate care given, in partnership with clients.
  • Provide support to families using the Solihull approach model in behaviour management, parenting skills and delivering programmes of care to vulnerable families.
  • Develop and facilitate Health Visiting drop in clinics, health promotion activities and groups.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • You must be a Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) active on the NMC register
  • You will be a Non-medical prescriber
  • You will hold a valid UK drivers license with access to a vehicle

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Vicky Berry on or 07583113413 or Sam Knight or 07890616737 wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) active on the NMC register
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • S.L.I.C.E/ENB 998 or equivalent

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of continual professional development

Previous Experience


  • Experience in management of cases where a child has a protection plan


  • Teaching experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • High standard of clinical work
  • Basic IT skills/prepared to undertake training
  • Knowledge of current policies and key drivers to improve the health outcomes of children
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Time management
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Cultural awareness
  • Cultural awareness
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to delegate appropriately
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to service need

Additional Requirements


  • Car Driver who holds full driving licence
  • The post requires a degree of agility and the ability to carry/manoeuvre light to moderate loads

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Health Visiting Newbury


RG18 3AS

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