Bank Health Visitor (South Lakes)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
The South Lakes 0-5 Health Visiting Team plays a key role in supporting families in the crucial years before children commence their formal education. We are looking for Health Visitor's with enthusiasm and dedication to join the team and undertake Bank work as and when needed.

The successful candidate will help deliver a high quality service to the local families. The current case load for the South Lakes Health Visitor team is 2906 infants/children and the team is made up of 8.6 WTE Health Visitors, based over 4 locations in the South Lakes.

The appointed Health Visitor's will be supported in their role by the by the other South Lakes Health Visitors and the Integrated Team manager (ITM). One thing that sets the South lakes Team apart is the team spirit and support given to all members of the team from their peers and managers.

Being able to communication effectively with both patients and staff is essential as you will be responsible for supporting the local families, including those which have additional support requirements. Building relationships and working closely with GP's and other integrated services is also key to the Health Visitors role within the South Lakes Team.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate and give examples of their experience within their supporting information relating to the essential criteria outlined on the job description. The role is office hours Monday - Friday

Main duties of the job

The role includes but is not limited to the following: Antenatal visit, Primary visit, 6-8 weeks visit, 1 year assessment and a Pre school 2 year assessment. You will be involved in the assessment, support of parents with their mental health difficulties. You will support vulnerable families with safeguarding issues up to and including Children in Need Plans and support refugee families who have moved into the area.

The Trust has 4 core values which underpin the role, these are Kindness, Respect, Ambition and Collaboration.

The role includes but is not limited to the following: Antenatal visit Primary visit 6-8 weeks visit 3-4 month contact 1 year assessments 2 years assessments Pre school contact Supporting peri-natal mental health Supporting vulnerable families Supporting safe guarding up to and including Children in Need Plans Supporting refugee families

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • RGN/RN Dip HE
  • Health Visiting Qualification and /or Community Specialist Practitioner in Public Health - Health Visiting (BSc.Hon)


  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • Leadership training and development
  • Dual qualification
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber statutory recordable qualification
  • V100 Nurse Prescriber



  • Experience of working with children and families in a community setting
  • Experience of working on own or as part of a team
  • Experience and understanding of working within safeguarding procedures and guidelines processes
  • Experience of working to address health inequalities
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other professionals within the health economy and from other organisations.
  • Evidence based health promotion
  • Knowledge and understanding of other supporting agencies and voluntary organisations
  • Knowledge and experience of child development
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant government policy and professional issues
  • Understanding of the determinants of health and health inequalities



  • Ability to work in a child and family centred way
  • Excellent and highly developed communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work in an integrated multiagency way with partner organisations as stated in the 2004 Children Act and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to adapt to situations and work within sometimes difficult environments
  • Willingness to continue professional development
  • IT skills, knowledge and appreciation
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently
  • Ability to use initiative and demonstrate leadership
  • Ability to apply research to practice.

Personal circumstances


  • Approachable personality with ability to demonstrate empathy towards others
  • Reliable.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to meet the needs of the service
  • Integrity
  • Clean driving licence and access to own transport

Other requirements


  • Equality and Diversity (from KSF core dimension 6- one to be selected)
  • Act in ways that support equality and value diversity (Level 1)
  • Support equality and value diversity (Level 2)

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


South Lakes

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