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Community Practitioner (Registered Nurse/ Midwife)

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum ( Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
24 May 2024
Interviews will be held on 11th June 2024

Are you a qualified, forward-thinking nurse or midwife considering the next step in your career? Or perhaps you are about to qualify and looking for you first role? Are you looking for a position that can offer you flexibility as well as further training and career progression?

Whether you are an experienced staff nurse or midwife ready for a new direction, newly qualified or about to qualify, we are interested in hearing from you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic community practitioner to join our team based in the Bracknell Forest Family Hubs. You will be working within the Bracknell area as part of the 0-19 universal services team to deliver core and targeted services to children aged 0-5 and their families. You will collaborate with colleagues across the Family Hubs and school nursing in the implementation of the Healthy Child Programme underpinned by the Solihull Approach model of working.

The position can be flexible working around core hours of 9:00am -5.00pm, with no shifts or weekend working.

We will ensure you receive individualised and effective support from both your health visiting line manager and colleagues within your team.

Main duties of the job

  • Participate in developing and implementing outcome focused care plans and evaluate care given, in partnership with clients.
  • Provide support to families using the Solihull approach model in behaviour management, parenting skills and delivering programmes of care to vulnerable families.
  • Facilitate Health Visiting well baby drop in clinics, health promotion activities and groups
  • Work as part of the team providing the Chat Health service which is a text based service for parents to access support and advice across the 4 BHFT health visiting localities.
  • You will hold a caseload of targeted children under the direction of the health visitor to support and work more closely with
  • You will supervise nursery nurses offering support and guidance
  • You will need to attend regular supervision sessions, clinical, safeguarding and management created to ensure you feel supported and are able to share experiences to learn from peers and develop your own skills and knowledge.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 3 requirements in order for you to be considered for this role.
  • You must be a Registered Nurse (or due to qualify) active on the NMC register
  • Hold a valid UK drivers license with access to a vehicle that can be used for work purposes
  • An interest in health promotion and prevention

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Alison Stares, Health visiting and School Nursing Manager 07919 217475 or wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife


  • Mentor Qualification

Continuous Professional Development


  • Willingness to undertake further training and development
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Previous Experience


  • Paediatric Experience
  • Community Nursing Experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates some understanding of Health Visiting
  • Evidence of effective team work
  • Well developed written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates an interest in public health and health education
  • Computer literate
  • Willingness to teach students and colleagues
  • Reflective and innovative practitioner
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to work flexibly in order to respond to service needs


  • Child Protection knowledge
  • Evidence of proactive and innovative practice
  • Leadership qualities
  • Presentation skills
  • Audit knowledge

Additional Requirements


  • Car Driver & have access to a car for work purposes
  • The post requires a degree of agility and the ability to carry/manoeuvre light to moderate loads

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Health Visiting Bracknell

Skimped Hill Health Centre


RG12 1LH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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