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Health Visitor Team Leader

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Brent Universal Children's Service is seeking a Health Visitor Team Leader to provide leadership in our Universal Health Visiting and services across Brent.

You will be joining a forward thinking and innovative integrated Universal Children's Service providing Health Visiting, School Nursing, Infant Nutrition and Healthy Weight services in Brent. We have excellent relationships with services across Brent and work in partnership with Brent Family Well Being Centres and the Brent Early Years Teams.

You will be a registered SCPHN practitioner with significant experience in practice. You will have an interest in leadership and the delivery of quality family centred care where children are at the heart of the work you lead. You will have a passion for public health nursing seeking new ways of working with families. You will seek and develop innovative ways of working with Brent families to enable to children to have their best start in life. You will provide leadership and management, advice and support the service. You will be supported by a Clinical Services Manager and Clinical Lead and the wider resources of the Clinical Service Unit, Division, CLCH and the CLCH Academy. You will also have corporate membership of the iHV and SAPHNA.

Main duties of the job

Leading, influencing and delivering a comprehensive public health nursing service in line with the Healthy Child Programme and local service specifications that meets the public health needs of local communities.

Contributing to the delivery of Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), including improving health and life chances for children and families and safeguarding those at risk.

To deliver the role in accordance with CLCH Trust values and behaviours.

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 provide clinical and professional leadership and manage 0-19 public health nursing (health visiting and school nursing) teams, ensuring the delivery of a comprehensive and high quality needs led service
  • To plan, organize and evaluate an innovative public health service, and where appropriate, delegate to other members of the team to ensure delivery of a high quality service
  • To provide a skilled, effective and evidence based public health service to clients in a variety of community settings.
  • To work in collaboration with other health care and service providers to ensure seamless delivery of services for clients and communities
  • To collaborate with team colleagues in order to deliver the Quality Strategy objectives.
  • Plan, organise, evaluate and where appropriate, delegate to other members of the 0-19 team to ensure delivery of a high quality service.

Please see attached Job Description for full roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification- school nursing or health visiting BSc or diploma
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing post-registration education and training
  • Mentor training
  • IT Literate


  • PHSE credited course
  • Evidence of other post registration education and training in specialist areas e.g. Epilepsy, allergies



  • Recent health visiting or school nursing experience
  • Experience of coordinating and leading multi-skilled teams
  • Be able to co-ordinate health promotion initiatives in line with local and national health improvement targets
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and inter-agency working.
  • Experience of organising and managing own workload and that of others
  • Experience of undertaking comprehensive health assessments, planning and implementing evidence based programmes of care
  • Writing care plans
  • Experience of developing the public health agenda
  • Experience of teaching others and mentoring students
  • Experience of receiving and delivering clinical supervision.
  • Ability to facilitate joint working practices


  • Experience of innovative practice or project management.
  • Experience of line managing team members
  • Experience of developing clinical standards and protocols.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of recent developments in public health nursing and health and social care legislation.
  • Current knowledge of safe guarding children guidelines and relevant legal aspects
  • Knowledge of the public health agenda and the health care needs of individuals in the community
  • Appropriate knowledge of clinical skills i.e. administration of immunisations
  • Knowledge of quality issues,the audit process and clinical governance
  • Knowledge of NMC Code
  • Knowledge of Personal Development Planning
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of how equality and diversity can be implemented in practice
  • Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of implementing evidence based practice
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and plan, organise, review and prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Able to delegate work effectively and safely
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to client and organisational needs
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team towards a shared vision of the health visiting service
  • Ability to make informed decisions under pressure
  • Be able to use information technology
  • Ability to make informed decisions under pressure
  • Be able to identify and access sources of information to inform practice
  • Critical appraisal skills and ability to utilise research evidence in practice
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to adapt to change and have an open approach to new ways of working
  • Office management and caseload organisational skills
  • Able to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Motivated to learn and develop to meet the needs of the service
  • Willingness to facilitate and support the learning and development of others in the practice environment



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with good listening skills
  • High level of work organization, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude.
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role.
  • Ability to use clinical and IT systems required of the role
  • Able to carry out the duties of the post with or without adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Sudbury Primary Care Centre



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