Health Visitor

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa (plus 5 %HCAS) pro rata
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have vacancies within our 0-19 structure for Health Visitors to join us on our continued journey to ensure all children and Young people have the best start in life, and can achieve to their optimum ability. We offer stability, recognition and development, and have channels for staff to contribute to the ongoing service plans.

Whether you are a newly qualified health visitor and are looking to gain confidence and experience, or an experienced Health Visitor, we would welcome your application.

This post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment, a lump sum of 10% of agreed basic salary (pro rata if part time and exclusive of HCAS payments) (subject to a minimum of �4,000 and maximum of �10,000) and is open to all new applicants who are successfully appointed. Payment of the incentive is 50% of the lump sum at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme working in ways most appropriate to local public health needs and across a range of settings and organisations including general practice, maternity services and Children's Centres
  • Active participation in Children's Centres Advisory Boards, promoting, and providing advice on the Healthy Child programme's evidence base, to maximise safe delivery by appropriately skilled staff.
  • Act as a General Practice link Health Visitor as aligned by your Team Leader-to provide effective communication, support and direction with regards to identified children within the practice, the Healthy Child programme, and required services within your local community.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information of this role.

We offer opportunities for learning and development in order to develop in your role, with collaborative working within an integrated skill-mix team. We offer agile working and place an emphasis on the health and well-being of our staff. We work collaboratively with other agencies and towards reducing health inequalities for children, young people and their families and the safety and well-being of our clients is always paramount.

For newly qualified practitioners, we have a preceptorship programme in place to support development and learning and offer clinical supervision and mentorship. Also, there is opportunity for experienced health visitors to develop their skills in audit and research.

Person Specification





  • Experience of partnership working with external agencies and organisations



  • Able to provide evidence of undertaking ongoing training and personal development i.e. Health Needs Assessment, Child Protection training



  • Experience of Working across organisational bounderies



  • GuidanceUnderstanding of current legislation in relation to Safeguarding Children



  • Knowledge of Current Health Visiting national Service Speciafication and model of practice, to enable evidenced based practice

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


all sites in Thurrock


RM17 5BY

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