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Specialist Public Health Practitioner (Health Visitor)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To lead the Healthy Families Team in the delivery of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme and Public Health Nursing Programme children in line with local and national public health priorities.

Main duties of the job

Mansfield Healthy Families Team, provide a quality service to the local population, we are an integrated service, working in partnership with local Children's Centres, working with children, young people aged 0 - 19 and their families .

The team is a skill mixed team, taking leadership from Specialist Public Health Practitioners, providing a high standard of care, our staff receive a good training and induction package and a friendly supportive working environment.

The role includes services to antenatal women, completion of the Healthy Child Programme for under 5s, enhanced programmes of care within school and community settings for the 5 -19 age group, breast feeding support and a strong element of leadership to the skill mix 0-19 cluster team

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.

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

The post holder taking the lead for the Healthy Families Team will be responsible for the case management, assessment, triaging, planning and delivery of care for parents, children and young people using evidence based interventions. This will be delivered in line with the National andLocal guidelines and public health priorities.

You will be responsible for the operational overview of the Healthy Families Team allocated to a defined geographical population. The team will be working proactively using a partnership approach to promote health and contribute to tackling health inequalities within the level ofcompetencies required for the post.

You will work with children, young people and families within the home environment, school or other identified community setting.

A key aspect of the role is to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service as required.

Person Specification



  • 1 st level Registration with current NMC registration
  • Registered Specialist Practitioner (Health Visitor / School Nurse)
  • Non-medical prescribing V100 (Health Visitor)


  • Recognised teaching qualification (ENB 998/730/ FLIPS or equivalent)
  • Evidence of further professional development
  • Independent nurse prescribing EN MP (School Nurse) V150



  • Demonstrate Health Visiting / School Nursing practice
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising junior staff.


  • Experience of managing a team

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current children & family health agenda
  • Proven communications skills - written, oral & IT
  • Interpersonal skills - Problem solving, Listening, Negotiation, Self-awareness, Respectful Challenges
  • Proven organisation skills - Time & Self-management, Record keeping, Caseload management, Ability to prioritise own workload as well as others in the team
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of national and local priorities
  • Proven knowledge & skills in Safeguarding children, young people & adults
  • Have knowledge of research and audit
  • Demonstrate ability to support change and transformation across services
  • Flexibility
  • Knowledge of national and local priorities
  • Proven knowledge & skills in Safeguarding children, young people & adults
  • Have knowledge of research and audit
  • Demonstrate ability to support change and transformation across services


  • Proven team leadership and caseload management

Trust Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All 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


Oak Tree Lane Health Centre

Jubilee Way South



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