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Health Visitor - Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Health Visitors

Do you want to be part of something amazing?

We are seeking enthusiastic Health Visitors to join our dynamic, diverse, and supportive team. You must be a registered Health Visitor (SCPHN - Health Visiting) with current NMC registration.

Here in Manchester we are continuing to re-shape the way Health Visitors work. We have a diverse and inclusive team of Health Visitors and Community Nursery Nurses who work together as part of our highly skilled 0-5 early years workforce. We use an integrated and targeted family support offer developing innovative approaches to early help and prevention. In this role you will be making a real difference to Manchester families lives.

What we can offer:

We offer a range of training and development opportunities and all applicants, experienced or newly qualified.

Career development opportunities include specialist health visiting teams including the award-winning infant feeding, peri natal mental health, specialist case planning and homeless families. Regular safeguarding supervision and support for our specialist safeguarding team.

Excellent access to exciting cutting edge training, and the support you need to thrive and develop in your career as a Health Visitor.

Join us at the heart of Manchester, at the cutting edge of public health!

Main duties of the job

We work as part of an integrated team to deliver the healthy child programme,in partnership with families to develop and agree tailored health plans to address their parenting and health needs.

Our Health Visiting teams support families to identify their health needs and supported by clinical specialist Health Visitors with additional training you will have opportunities to develop your practice and to work to programmes of care that meets the public health needs of the population.

Our Health Visitors provide parenting skills support and information both through coordinating/participating in parenting groups and one to one home visits to families, especially for those children and families identified with complex health needs/vulnerabilities.

We work in collaboration with other health care and service providers to ensure seamless delivery of services for clients and communities.

As a large teaching Trust we host up to 20 SCPHN students every year. Our student education offer is a priority for the service and we are the largest teaching service in the area, this gives lots of opportunities for our staff to develop and be involved in the training of the future health visiting workforce. Perfect for when you're ready for your next step in career progress!

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Health Visitor or
  • Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) degree or working towards
  • Registered Non-Medical Prescriber

Skills and Ability


  • Working with young children and families
  • Caseload management skills
  • Experience and evidence of prioritising work, delegation and working autonomously
  • Teaching, assessing and people development skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Information Technology skills
  • Health promotion skills


  • Leadership skills
  • Clinical Supervision Skills
  • Audit and Evaluation Skills

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Understanding of Healthy Child Programme
  • Knowledge of national and local drivers for service development
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection policies, procedures and practice
  • Insight into public health and high impact areas for Health Visiting
  • Understanding of the need for appropriate information sharing and engagement with other agencies


  • Understanding of how role may change over time



  • HCP delivery
  • Evidence of professional development
  • caseload management
  • Experience of community development
  • Experienced in safeguarding


  • Evidence of teaching/training or supervision
  • Leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Community,


M22 4PJ

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