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Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner - Health Visitor

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (Incl. of HCAS)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Interviews will be held on 2nd July 2024.

Health Visitor Band 6 - Bracknell Forest - Full time preferred / part time considered.

We are looking to recruit a qualified Band 6 Health visitor to work as part of the 0-19 team in Bracknell Forest working closely alongside our School Nursing colleagues. Both full time or part time applications will be considered. The service operates during the hours 8am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday so there is the ability to work your contracted hours between these times. You will be provided with all the equipment required for you to work flexibly and safely. You will have the responsibility to manage and deliver care for families, children and communities working in partnership with team members and service users. The teams are based mainly within Children's Centres across the local area.

You will be working as part of a close and supportive team providing a proactive, responsive service based on identified health needs. You will be responsible for leading the delivery of the universal Healthy Child Programme and ensuring effective delegation, workload management and monitoring of care standards. You will be working in an environment where staff are committed to creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

Work base: Bracknell Forest Family Hub - TBC

Parking: Staff parking is available on site

Main duties of the job

  • Assess child and family needs, using the appropriate assessment and risk assessment tools. Ensuring that at each contact with a child an assessment of the health and developmental need is conducted.
  • To support breastfeeding and parent infant relationships applying the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards.
  • Ensure that the advice, support and services provided take account of client or family's race, culture, religion and language.
  • Full knowledge and understanding of the Local Safeguarding Board Procedures together with Trust guidelines. Exercises vigilance regarding vulnerable families and to respond as necessary.
  • Working closely with local authority colleagues
  • Working collaboratively with other health care professionals and agencies ensuring a seamless delivery of services for children and families within the community.

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 4must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Registered Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) active on the NMC register
  • Experience in management of cases where a child has a protection plan
  • High standard of clinical work
  • Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites

  • 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 Visitor and School Nurse Manager, on 07919 217 475 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 Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) active on the NMC register
    • Non-medical prescriber
    • S.L.I.C.E/ENB 998 or equivalent

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of continual professional development

    Previous Experience


    • Experience in management of cases where a child has a protection plan


    • Teaching experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • High standard of clinical work
    • Basic IT skills/prepared to undertake training
    • Knowledge of current policies and key drivers to improve the health outcomes of children
    • Presentation skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Leadership skills
    • Time management
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Cultural awareness
    • Reflective and innovative practitioner
    • Good organisational skills
    • Ability to delegate appropriately
    • Ability to be flexible and respond to service need

    Additional Requirements


    • Car Driver who holds full driving licence
    • 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,

    Skimped Hill Lane


    RG12 1LH

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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