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Bright Start Locality Manager Islington Health Visiting Service

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an innovative and compassionate leader who wishes to join our amazing Bright Start Islington Integrated Service?

We are looking for a leader who has excellent communication skills, who has the ability to motivate staff to achieve high performance and best practice in all areas of service delivery.

Would you like to lead a locality in an integrated service working alongside Bright Start Early Years leaders to ensure our strategic aims of all children in Islington having the best start in life are fulfilled. We will be working towards improving children's outcomes together with key partners through our Bright Start Strategy and Family Hub development plans. There has never been a more exciting time to join us.......

Main duties of the job

The post holder's key role will be to act as a compassionate leader supporting the service delivery of a quality, equitable, responsive, flexible, and evidence-based health visiting service, fully integrated with Early Years partners to form the Islington Bright Start Early Childhood offer.

The post holder will work as part of a 0-19 senior management team and be responsible for leading on the strategic and operational management of the integrated services within a geographical locality.

The postholder will support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, agreed quality assurance framework and lead, motivate, support, and develop staff within the locality. This will include line management support, clinical and professional supervision, training and expert advice on caseload management within the context of integration with Early Years.

The post holder will take the lead on an identified area of development and have oversight on service improvement, supporting teams to engage in change management, quality improvement processes, surveys, and clinical audit which in turn enables a culture of learning, authenticity, and continual improvement.

The postholder will have responsibility for data management, commissioning reports and budgets as part of the 0-19 senior management team.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD and PS attached for more details regarding the job description and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education / Professional Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • RHV
  • Evidence of recent continuing professional development


  • Understanding of wide ranging DH and NHS policy, initiatives, national service frameworks etc in delivering patient centred care.
  • Leadership Module
  • Masters or equivalent experience

Skills & Abilities


  • Highly developed written communication skills
  • Evidence of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Evidence of providing motivational, professional leadership with highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of persuasion and negotiation skills.


  • Skilled trainer, mentor, supervisor or coach

Knowledge & Experience


  • Understanding of Health Visiting specific DH and NHS policy, initiatives, national service framework
  • Child and adult safeguarding
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Leadership of clinical governance and patient safety
  • Achievement of high quality patient care through evidence based practice
  • Management of change
  • Management of finances within a budget
  • Evidence of service specific data production, analysis and ability to attribute and communicate its meaning.
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of quality assurance/performance management method.
  • Experience of managing change and developing teams
  • Experience of working flexibly across services to support optimum client outcomes.


  • Understanding or wide ranging DH and NHS policy, initiatives, national service frameworks etc. in delivering patient centred care.
  • Understanding of an integrated service
  • Service re-design



  • Demonstrate of organisational characteristics at individual and multi-disciplinary team level in order to deliver the Service and Trust's objectives and business strategy. T
  • Action orientated
  • Ensures accountability and control
  • Achieves through co-operation
  • Communicates shared values and organisational objectives
  • Inquiry and learning orientated
  • Engenders active participation
  • Fosters pride and belief in self, team and organisation
  • Commitment to high level of performance at individual and team levels in delivery of Trust performance framework.
  • Commitment to patient and public user involvement
  • Evidence of dynamic and proactive commitment to improving patient experience
  • Able to communicate effectively with, listen to and motivate stakeholders and staff at all levels.
  • Strengths based

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Northern Health Centre

580 Holloway Road, Archway,


N7 6LB

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