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Associate Public Health Nurse

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Part Time

Job Details

Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2025

Part time 21 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic team player to work within the Rotherham 0-19 service supporting work to improve infant feeding standards across the Rotherham Family Hub network. As an integral part of the Rotherham Infant Feeding Team you will support delivery of the infant feeding programme expectations of the Family Hubs and start for life programme. This rewarding post will provide the opportunity to develop new skills and the chance to influence and shape local infant feeding services.

Applications are welcome from experienced community Practitioners with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and empower others. You will work closely with multiagency colleagues to provide a range of services to support and promote breastfeeding across the Rotherham Borough. You will have a good understanding of the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly standards and experience of delivering infant feeding support to a high standard.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a role model for high standards in infant feeding support in line with the Baby Friendly standards, ensuring that infant feeding advice and care is based on current evidence, guidelines, and policies.

Working with the Breastfeeding Strategic lead to plan, implement and evaluate the Unicef UK BFI accreditation process across the Family Hub network.

Deliver effective infant feeding training to a range of health and social care professionals.

Participate in the planning, implementation and reporting of clinical audits.

Improving the quality and consistency of feeding information, advice and support available to mothers.

Working collaboratively with multiagency agency partners to develop the breastfeeding peer support service and support volunteers.

Effectively manage own time and prioritise workload in order to achieve agreed objectives and targets.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Current Level One NMC registration.
  • Willingness to undertake further training
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Relevant learning beyond registration.



  • Demonstrates an awareness of 0- 19 Universal Services, the Public Health Agenda and Primary Care.


  • Understanding of National and Local drivers and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care

Skills and Abilities Planning and Organising


  • Ability to manage time, a delegated workload and/or a work area and responds appropriately to urgent and emergency situations. Team Player.

Analytical and Judgement


  • Excellent communication and evaluation skills.

Communication and Relationships


  • Able to present and receive complex information with a multi professional team. Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relatives/carers and staff. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents.



  • Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation.
  • Adequate keyboard skills



  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Experience of working with children.
  • Experience of working in a community setting.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Community Health Centre

Greasbrough Road


South Yorkshire

S60 1RY

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