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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Trainee Health Visitor

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

Job Details

Are you a Registered Qualified Nurse or Midwife who would you like the opportunity to be paid to train to become a Health Visitor and work within the 0-19 Early Help service?

This is a brilliant job for someone who enjoys working with children and families and is passionate about their health and wellbeing.

Starting September 2024, you will be employed by East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) as a vital part of one of our Hub teams to undertake a one-year full-time course or two-year part-time course to complete the MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) training in Health Visiting at the University of Brighton.

You will have the opportunity to embed yourself within one of our Hubs, build strong team relationships and be very familiar with the 0-19 service. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional career, where upon successful completion of the course, you will gain the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Qualification and become a qualified Band 6 Health Visitor continuing to work within the service. This will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC Register. If unsuccessful you will remain as a Band 5 Community Staff Nurse within the Health Visiting service.

For 2024/25 Health Visiting Trainees, an attractive offer has been agreed that mileage will be paid from allocated base to university.

** Interviews will be held in March, April and May 2024**

Main duties of the job

Who we are looking for:
  • A qualified Paediatric/General/Mental Health/Learning Disabilities Nurse or Midwife
  • A reflective and emotionally intelligent practitioner who makes good use of supervision and support.
  • Someone who can address sensitive issues with families in a clear and supportive way.
  • Someone who demonstrates ESHT values in their interactions with all clients and colleagues: Respect and compassion, engagement and involvement, improvement and development and working together

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife on NMC register


  • Nurse prescriber
  • Teaching or Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Demonstrates ability to learn and understand appropriate HV service and lead innovative practice
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency environment
  • Experience of delivery of innovative practice


  • Previous experience of working in the Community



  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Indications of child abuse and risk assessments
  • Ability to demonstrate the use of research based practice
  • Ability to demonstrate up-to-date clinical expertise
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of current NHS legislation and policies, including the Children Act 1989
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Clinical governance
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of management of people, resources and caseload



  • Ability to work on own initiative, make decisions and prioritise
  • Ability to provide full range of HV experience
  • Ability to teach
  • Ability to supervise staff

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Sussex, community wide


BN27 2JZ

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