Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Lead Health Visitor

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Sittingbourne Folkestone
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
3 Jan 2024
We are currently recruiting two Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Lead Health Visitors to work in the Kent Health Visiting Service.

The Lead Health Visitor for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health will work in their locality area to provide expert clinical leadership to the Health Visiting Service and multi-disciplinary teams in relation to Perinatal and Infant Mental Health.

The Health Visitors will provide training and support to the service with an emphasis on prevention and identification, early intervention and the promotion of partnership building and positive relationships between parents and infants.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holders will ensure the development and implementation of comprehensive multi-disciplinary care pathways, policies and procedures, working in collaboration with partner services

They will work as part of the local health visiting team to support the wider delivery of the Health Visiting Service.

The Lead Health Visitor will ensure families receive appropriate and up to date information about mental health. It is planned that the role will initiate and lead on the delivery of co-facilitated group interventions, and support the delivery of Emotional Wellbeing Visits in the Health Visiting teams within their locality.

In addition, the post holders will support the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions in each district to enable them to raise the profile of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and encourage participation and engagement from teams.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent.

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both.

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Ourcareer pathwayswill help you achieve your aspirations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 11th January 2024.

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Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Health Visiting Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification
  • Training/Qualifications specific to perinatal mental health


  • Registered mental health qualification



  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in Health Visiting
  • Experience in managing complex caseloads and working with vulnerable families
  • Experience of leading teams
  • Evidence of multi-agency working



  • Specialist knowledge and experience in perinatal and infant mental health, developed through training and practice

Skills and abilities


  • Highly developed facilitation skills

Personal attributes


  • Ability to manage and lead change

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust



Sittingbourne Folkestone

TN25 4AZ

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