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Public Health Nurse - Knowsley

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
Public Health Nurse: Knowsley 0-25 Service

Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave, with the possibility of being made permanent (subject to approval)

Do you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust?

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trustis an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and Knowsley.

Main duties of the job

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities.

You will work as part of an integrated 0-25 team and will be required to support the full delivery of the Healthy Child Programme. You will also be responsible for supporting the universal partnership and partnership plus families.

We work closely with our commissioners and partners to deliver the best possible services for the children, young people and families.

If you are an enthusiastic and forward thinking nurse who wants to make a real difference to children and their families then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for, offering a variety of work to the successful candidate that will include public health and safeguarding .

You should possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills together with an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. An in-depth knowledge of the current health agenda relating to children's services is essential.

About us

You will be joining a proactive skill mixed team working together to deliver the Healthy Child Programme As part of the 0-25 Service which includes Health Visiting and School nursing you will be working closely with other local statutory, health and voluntary agencies to provide accessible, person centred packages of care in response to individual and local need.

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets.

We value our staff so much, which is why we offer an extensive range of employee benefits including:

Flexible working opportunities

NHS Pension scheme

Access to Vivup platform offering a range of fantastic financial benefits: salary sacrifice on home and technology purchases, staff discounts from major retailers including supermarkets and leisure.

Health and wellbeing: Occupational Health service, fast-track physio, Health Assured - free confidential advice and support service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and confidential counselling service, access to the Cheshire & Merseyside Resilience Hub

Wagestream - instant access to a percentage of your pay, without needing to wait for payday.

Find out more about the many benefits of joining the Trust on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applications are welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified nurses however some previous experience of working within a community environment would be beneficial. We have an established preceptorship programme in place and you will be well supported by your manager and colleagues and valued in your role. We offer opportunities for personal and professional development and you will receive regular appraisal, clinical and safeguarding supervision.

Person Specification

Qualifications and professional training


  • Registered Nurse (Adult/Child
  • Evidence of recent professional development


  • Mentorship Level 6
  • Modules at level 6 - Public Health Related
  • Solihull Approach trained
  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Immunisation training

Experience and knowledge


  • Knowledge of Public Health Priorities
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues and working with vulnerable families.
  • Understanding of role within the Public Health Team


  • Two years post registration with 12 months community experience
  • Experience of data collection for reports
  • Previous experience or working in a community environment

Skills and attributes


  • Good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills


  • Ability to facilitate groups and discussions
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the service

Personal qualities


  • Commitment
  • Vision
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Confident and approachable

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


North Huyton PCRC

Woolfall Heath Avenue


L36 3TN

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