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Public Health Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services (CHS) Division of NottsHC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

The division operates under three Units of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children's, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical and non-clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as NottsHC provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

Our integrated teams of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals deliver care to people who present with significant physical health care needs in various settings including clinic based, community inpatient, hospices to care in the patient's own home, including care homes, enabling them to be independent, self-caring and live their optimum lives, reducing hospital admissions.

Services range from community nursing, including specialist practitioners, to public health and health promotion such as school nursing and health visiting, with many specialist community services designed to support care pathways such as Physiotherapy, OT, Speech and Language, Dietetics and Podiatry.

Supporting the efficient running of these services are administrative and managerial roles. All roles, at all levels, are vital in transforming community health services, ensuring high quality care is provided both now and into the future based around the needs of our patients - together we all make a difference.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

There is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic qualified nurse to join our Healthy Families Team in Nottinghamshire West, Borough of Broxtowe.

The Healthy Families Team deliver Universal and targeted health services to the 0-19 year population in Nottinghamshire. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the day to day management of a defined Caseload, working within a skilled and mixed team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified, experienced nurse with sound communication skills to develop their role within the community setting. We offer a friendly and supportive working environment with excellent development opportunities. We offer professional development opportunities and this role would be ideal for anyone considering further professional development, completing the Health Visiting or School Nursing degree.

As part of the Healthy Families Team, you will be responsible for the delivery of public health and universal and targeted interventions across the 0-19 years age range This will be delegated to them by the Specialist Public Health Practitioner for a defined population. This will be delivered in line with the National and Local guidelines and public health priorities.

You will be is responsible for supporting and clinically supervising the skill mix team allocated to a defined geographical population to deliver and maintain high quality professional standards of practice.

The team will work proactively using a partnership approach to promote health and contribute to tackling health inequalities within the level of competencies required for the post.

You will work with children, young people and families within the home environment, school or other identified community setting.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

See Job description and Person Specification for more details

Person Specification



  • 1st level Registration Nurse with current NMC registration


  • Teaching qualification
  • Evidence of further professional development

Previous Experience


  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children's agenda
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising junior staff


  • Public Health experience
  • Community experience
  • Previous experience of working with children, young people and families



  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current children & family health agenda
  • Proven communication skills - written, oral & IT
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Proven organisational skills (time management, record keeping, ability to prioritise)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Flexibility
  • Knowledge of local and National Public Health Prioritises


  • Has knowledge of research and audit

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Ilkeston Health centre

South Street



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