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Specialist Health Visitor Safeguarding Vulnerable Families

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has created an exciting opportunity for health visitors to undertake a specialist health visitor role within our health visiting teams providing, specialist knowledge, supervision, advice, and support to team members working with communities, families and individuals with additional needs and vulnerabilities. These roles will hold a caseload with capacity to deliver the expert specialist role to team members.

We are looking to recruit one post (30 - 37.5 hours per week) within the New Forest East Health Visiting Team. For more information on our team bases please visit

The role will strengthen safeguarding knowledge and skills within the team, focussing on assessment, analysis of need, care planning and service delivery which improve public health outcomes for children and families and reduce risk of future health inequalities.

If improving outcomes for children and families is your passion within a supporting working environment, we look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Specialist Health Visitors to support team members by providing safeguarding supervision as a key function of the role and expert support with complex report writing, inter-agency referrals and attendance at statutory and multi-agency meetings.

We are looking for a qualified health visitor who wishes to develop their clinical skills while maintaining a caseload. We need individuals with inspirational and motivational behaviours, highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork. This individual will be someone who can lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme while using their expertise to ensure better outcomes for our more vulnerable families. Working as a team player, your role will require excellent assessment and analysis skills and effective partnership working.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 0-19 Service is well known for it's creative approach in supporting our communities, children and families with great innovations including ChatHealth, our Text Messaging Advice Service the Parent Portal, an interactive web based information hub for parents and our partnership with Barnardo's which offers community based public health programs. We are proud of having achieved BFI accreditation at gold standard.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

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
  • Education to MSc level or 3 years experience post SCPHN BSc qualification
  • NMC Registered Part 3
  • Full UK Driving Licence (and access to a car)


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

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Tatchbury Mount




SO40 2RZ

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