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Health Visitor

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Knowsley Wide
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Permanent position

Do you fancy a career with an award-winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust? Are you looking for a Health Visitor role that offers variety, dedicated support from the senior leadership team, wellbeing support, development opportunities and career progression?

If the answer is yes, then our 0-25 Service in Knowsley is looking forward to hearing from you.

As a Trust we deliver outstanding, responsive, and innovative integrated children and young people's services across Wirral, Cheshire East, St Helens and Knowsley. The growth of our services across Cheshire and Mersey is a true reflection of the excellent work that goes on to support children, young people, and their families.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Health Visitors to come and join the 0-25 Service in Knowsley. The Health Visiting Service delivers the Healthy Child Programme to all parents and families of pre-school children. From birth to adulthood, the service gives local families the best possible start in life and has a huge impact on the long-term health of children and young people.

Our dedicated, innovative and forward-thinking Health Visiting Service has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of families in our communities.

To find out more about the 0-25 Service in Knowsley please visit our dedicated children and young people's website -

Main duties of the job

The post requires good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable, compassionate and approachable. You will need to have strong interpersonal and leadership skills, be flexible, solution focused and support service development.

You will work as part of an integrated 0-25 team and will be required to support the full delivery of the Healthy Child Programme. You will also be responsible for supporting the universal partnership and partnership plus families.

As a Health Visitor in the 0-25 Service you will also be involved in a range of public health activities within a geographical area, working with individuals, groups and communities.

As a key stakeholder in the protection of children, you will be required to work collaboratively with other agencies to meet their needs. You will have a passion to drive positive change for families and have a good knowledge of the components of clinical governance, risk management, audits and relevant professional codes.

About us

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning.

We value our staff so much, which is why we offer an extensive range of employee benefits including:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Annual Leave - up to 33 days per annum (pro rata) plus Bank Holiday
  • Access to Vivup platform offering a range of fantastic financial benefits: salary sacrifice on home and technology purchases, staff discounts from major retailers including supermarkets and leisure
  • Health and wellbeing: Occupational Health service, fast-track physio, PAM Assist - free confidential advice and support service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year andconfidential counselling service, access to the Cheshire & Merseyside Resilience Hub
  • Wagestream - instant access to a percentage of your pay, without needing to wait for payday
  • Discounts on travel via Merseyrail & Arriva
  • Citizens Advice Wirral - access to an advisor for cost of living advice
  • Career development opportunities

Find out more about the many benefits of joining the Trust on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more information on this exciting job role and contact us if you'd like to have a chat.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • 1st Level Nurse
  • Preceptorship training
  • Specialist Practitioner qualification in Health Visiting or certificate/diploma
  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Mentorship module
  • Leadership module

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of managing a Health Visiting caseload
  • Knowledge of child protection/vulnerable adults' legislation/procedures
  • Experience of leading the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation care.
  • Experience of integrated working

Skills and Attributes


  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to support students in placements

Personal Qualities


  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Vision
  • 'Can do' approach

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Knowsley 0-25

Knowsley Wide

L36 3TN

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