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Student Health Visitor (Trainee)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services (CHS) Division of NottsHC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

The division operates under three Units of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children's, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical and non-clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as NottsHC provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

Our integrated teams of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals deliver care to people who present with significant physical health care needs in various settings including clinic based, community inpatient, hospices to care in the patient's own home, including care homes, enabling them to be independent, self-caring and live their optimum lives, reducing hospital admissions.

Services range from community nursing, including specialist practitioners, to public health and health promotion such as school nursing and health visiting, with many specialist community services designed to support care pathways such as Physiotherapy, OT, Speech and Language, Dietetics and Podiatry.

Supporting the efficient running of these services are administrative and managerial roles. All roles, at all levels, are vital in transforming community health services, ensuring high quality care is provided both now and into the future based around the needs of our patients - together we all make a difference.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Have you considered a career as a Specialist Public Health Practitioner?

Specialist Public Health Practitioners are at the forefront by contributing to improving health outcomes for children and young people aged 0-19.

Community Services are offering the opportunities for registered nurses to undertake the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse programme leading to a qualification in Health Visiting. This offer is for the year of September 2024 to September 2025.

Please note it is now a requirement of this post that you have current NMC registration at the time of completing your application form.

Through this application process you are applying for a place at Derby or Sheffield Hallam University (Programme is subject to approval in June 2024 with University)

You will undertake required study with the affiliated university and clinical practice days are spent with an experienced Specialist Public Health Practitionerworking within their defined caseload and learning about Health Visiting practice . You will be assessed throughout the course both in practice and academically. There are different base locations across the County

If you are interested in embarking on this exciting new profession check to see if you meet the criteria

Are you: -
  • A registered nurse with a range of post basic qualification experience? - Essential requirement to have a Degree in Nursing (360 credits) or evidence of level 7 study
  • Able to evidence professional development in your clinical area?
  • Able to work effectively as a team member and independently, both within the practice setting and at University?
  • Able to communicate effectively with children, young people and their families plus all statutory, voluntary and independent organisations.
  • Ready to develop your clinical leadership skills to improve healthcare delivery? With a good knowledge of current national government policies and the ability to demonstrate their application to practice.
  • Able to demonstrate your understanding of current practice and policy issues relating to your chosen area of practice?
  • To work in collaboration with children, young people and their families, and all statutory, voluntary and independent organisations?
  • Able to clearly demonstrate the ability to manage time and resources effectively in both university and practice settings.

Answered yes to all the above then we would welcome your application. For further details please see the attached JD and PS.

Please Note only standard university holidays will be authorised during this period.

A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

Successful candidates will be offered a place subject to funding from Health Education England

Person Specification



  • BSC Hons Nursing degree
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Able to meet University entrance requirement 360 credits or evidence of study at level 7



  • 1 year post registration experience
  • Exposure to situations requiring management skills


  • Experience of multi-agency working

Knowledge, Skills and Aptitude


  • Knowledge of local/national policy in relation to CYP
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Understanding of principles of good leadership and its impact on teams
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Team working
  • Presentation skills
  • Enthusiasm for role, self-motivated

Additional requirements


  • Ability to travel between locations. A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010
  • May be required to work unsocial hours during consolidated practice

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • oAll colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust




NG18 5QJ

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