Health Visitor

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year salary is based on full time hours
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Amazing Health Visitors required to join our outstanding teams!

These are exciting times for our Health Visiting Service in Hampshire, and we want you to be part of it. If you're a Health Visitor and you are looking to join a thriving, innovative service which puts children, young people and their families at the centre of all that they do, then this is the job for you.

We're looking for Health Visitors with an inspirational and motivational personality and someone who is highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork. The individual will be someone who can lead in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, especially the 6 High Impact Areas in the community using evidence based practice.

In Southern Health we are committed to ensuring that our values are the foundation of everything we do and we offer great opportunities for ongoing learning and development for all staff by providing a robust induction programme, comprehensive safeguarding and clinical supervision as well as offering access to a broad suite of training to help with your professional development. For newly qualified practitioners we have a preceptorship programme in place to aid your development.

Only qualified health visitors are to apply.

Main duties of the job

The individual will be someone who can lead in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, especially the 6 High Impact Areas in the community using evidence based practice.

Working as a team player, your role will require excellent assessment skills and effective partnership working including developing close relationships with our Barnardos workers to develop preventative community-based approaches and personalised care to support to the local population.

To provide effective leadership and management to staff, that promotes high performance standards both individually and as a team, in the achievement of the Trust's objectives.

To identify and assess any children and families in need, and to work in partnership with Primary Care, Children's Centres, Children's Services, Voluntary Sector and other appropriate agencies, to deliver integrated programmes of care within the local area.

To provide a continuum of support according to need, improving outcomes for children by reducing health inequalities. To support the Early Help agenda to ensure early intervention. Work within Hampshire Safeguarding Children's Board and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust policy and procedures, prioritising attendance at Case Conferences, reviews and planning meetings. To be responsible for the provision of case conference reports and court reports as required, contributing to safeguarding of all children.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • BSc Hons Public Health Specialist Practitioner (Health Visiting) or equivalent
  • NMC Registered Part 3
  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Full UK Driving Licence (and access to a car)


  • Child Branch Registration or similar qualification
  • Mentorship Module
  • Evidence of ongoing learning and professional development



  • Working in the NHS and experience of leading/managing skill mix teams
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other agencies.
  • Experience of working with individuals in a health promotion role
  • Experience of managing own time and diary
  • Experience of mentoring students


  • Child Branch Registration or experience of working with children
  • Previous experience of working in a community setting

Additional Criteria


  • Awareness of the process of research, understanding of evidence based practice to promote good practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of current government policies relating to health care.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Understanding of the role of clinical governance, CQC and clinical supervision maintaining/improving quality within the services provided.
  • Understanding of inequality and its impact on health
  • Knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme including breastfeeding, healthy eating, smoking cessation, behaviour management, sleep and positive parenting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Child Development

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Avalon House

Chesil Street



SO23 0HU

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