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Flying Start Health Visitor

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Health Visitor to join the Flying Start Health Visiting Team in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion on a permanent basis.

Aberystwyth is nestled on the West Wales coastline and Ceredigion county has beautiful countryside and seaside towns.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for delivering the Flying Start enhanced health visiting programme for a defined caseload of children, families and communities whilst implementing public health initiatives. You will be expected to work in partnership with other professionals and agencies to address health needs - demonstrating excellent communication skills whilst working both autonomously and as part of a team. The post holder will be part of the multi-disciplinary Flying Start Team, Advisory Teacher, Childcare staff, Speech and Language Therapists and Family Support Workers. They will carry some responsibility for delegation and supervision of packages of care - covering parenting, health and early language for the Family Support Workers and will have a range of services that they can use to support families in their care - Parenting Courses, Baby Massage, Young Parents' Groups and much more.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.
The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification



  • SCPHN Health Visitor Post graduate diploma or certificate.
  • Live current NMC registration.
  • Nurse prescribing


  • SCPHN Degree
  • Mentorship
  • Clinical Supervisor



  • Teaching in a clinical setting
  • Safeguarding
  • Multi agency working


  • Partnership working
  • Facilitating group work
  • Proven change management experience



  • In-depth understanding of public health agenda and priorities
  • Ability to apply and enact local strategy
  • Understanding of clinical governance agenda
  • All Wales Child Protection Procedures (2008) and practice
  • In depth knowledge of health visiting practice and strategic drivers
  • Healthy child Wales programme (2015)


  • Level 3 safeguarding

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Flying Start, Llwyn yr Eos Campus



SY23 1SH

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