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Specialist Health Visitor

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

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

The role will strengthen safeguarding knowledge and skills within the team, focusing 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.

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 use their expertise to lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme to ensure better outcomes for our vulnerable families. Working as a team player, your role will require excellent assessment and analysis skills and effective partnership working.

Main duties of the job

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 0-19 Service is well known for its 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 programmes. We are proud of having achieved BFI accreditation at gold standard.

In Southern Health we are committed to ensuring that our values are the foundation of everything we do. We offer great opportunities for learning and development for all staff and a range of wellbeing services. We will provide an induction programme to meet your needs with comprehensive safeguarding and clinical supervision along with a range of clinical, leadership and professional training opportunities to aid your development.

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

A car driver and access to a car that can be used for work purposes is essential for this post.

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.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

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)

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Chase Community Hospital

Conde Way



GU35 0YZ

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