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Starting Well Health Visitor

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Are you a caring and compassionate Registered Health Visitor or are you just about to qualify and are looking for a fresh or new opportunity? Why not come and work for CWP - we may have just the role for you.

Our 0-19 Starting Well Service has various Health Visiting hours available within the Chester and Chester Rural District.

You would become part our integrated team delivering the key elements of the Healthy Child Programme to the Cheshire West and Chester 0-19 year old population and their families.

The post is a 3 month fixed term contract, part time.

You should have an excellent knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme and demonstrate a commitment to multi agency/ collaborative and integrated team working. Safeguarding and case management are essential elements of this role and comprehensive training and support will be provided.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Be a qualified Health Visitor
  • Provide leadership within the 0-19 team
  • Demonstrate skills in service development, innovation and public health
  • Be flexible and solution focused in your approach tochallenges
  • Facilitate integrated working
  • Build community capacity and resilience through partnership working
  • Be compassionate, competent and child focused in all that you do

You will also be involved in a range of public health activities within a geographical area, to include individuals, groups and communities. As a key professional in the protection of children, you will be required to work collaboratively with other agencies to meet their needs.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • RGN or equivalent
  • NMC Registration


  • Mentor Qualification

Knowledge & Expertise


  • Knowledge of Public Health in relation to the wellbeing of Children and families.
  • Exceptional knowledge in the Safeguarding Agenda and Child Protection.



  • Managing a safeguarding caseload
  • Working as a Health Visitor to deliver the Healthy Child Programme.
  • Health Visiting experience
  • Collaborative working as part of a multi-disciplinary/integrated team
  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing care plans with children and families
  • Experience in the protection of children, and the management of cases in relation to adult and child safeguarding.
  • Sound skills in the use of clinical systems and Microsoft Office

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Chester and Chester Rural District

Carlisle Road,



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