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Student Health Visitor (SCPHN) for Hull University

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Various - see advert
£28,407 to £34,581 midpoint band 5 for training (£30,639 per annum)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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**The start date for this position will be 20-Jan-2025**

Student Health Visitor (Specialist Community Public Health Nurse -Health Visitor) with guaranteed ongoing employment subject to successful completion of the course.

Are you a Registered Nurse or Midwife with a special interest and commitment to improving the Health and Social outcomes for children and families? Harrogate District Foundation Trust is currently recruiting to full/part time Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor student posts), to commence training in September for 52/104 weeks. At the end of the training and on successful SCPHN registration with NMC, you will be guaranteed a health visiting post in one of our Trust's Health Visiting teams in North Yorkshire.

Salary will be mid point band 5 whilst completing training

We have placements in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale

Main duties of the job

As a Health Visitor you can make a real difference to children, families and communities. You will play a fundamental role in the development of the Healthy Child Programme, promoting child development, safeguarding children, preventing social exclusion and deprivation and tackling important public health issues. Every day working as a Health Visitor is different, with responsibilities including home visits and working with a range of local children's agencies and professionals.

Health Visitors have the opportunity to work flexibly in the community and are a crucial part of the healthcare team. It is a diverse role which involves being part of a wider team that provides you with support as you work to improve the health of local families.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide outstanding care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Have an NMC-valid registration as either a Level 1 registered nurse or midwife capable of safe and effective practice at a level of proficiency for the intended field of SCPHN practicebefore application.
  • Hold a first degree at 2.2 or above
  • Have employer support and protected learning time whether NHS or non-NHS funded.
  • Successful interview and subject to:
    • A suitable SCPHN placement and Practice Assessor and Supervisor who all meet the quality governance aspects of the programme and will contribute to the teaching and assessment process and provide the student with practice learning opportunities.
  • Evidence of a current satisfactory enhanced DBS this will be carried out by their employing organisation

What our practitioners say

As a Health Visitor I see part of my role as ensuring children and young people have the best start in life working with a range of other agencies to support this makes the role interesting and rewarding. (Karen, Health Visitor)

Health visiting can be a challenging but rewarding career especially working with many families with complex needs. COVID has developed digital resources which is a positive but does not substitute the school required to complete a holistic assessment on a child and family. (Lucy, Health Visitor)

As a Health Visitor, enhanced communication skills are essential, not only to successfully work with families but also to address identified risk factors and work within multi agency teams to address safeguarding. (Kati, Health Visitor)

Students will be aligned to a practice assessor in one of the teams in North Yorkshire.

Internal applicants will need to discuss with service manager and have agreement regarding secondment otherwise this will be a fixed term contract, however there is guaranteed employment as a Health Visitor on completion of course and SCPH registration with NMC

Please note if you are successful at interview you will then need to apply to Hull University separately.

For further advice and information please contact Aimee Preston 07826 873734

Person Specification

Qualifications and experience


  • First level NMC registration
  • Evidence of post registration study
  • Post-registration experience
  • Degree at 2.2 or above


  • Post-registration qualification
  • Experience of community working

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust




Various - see advert

YO12 7AF

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