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SCPHN Student Health Visitor

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Have you ever thought about a career as a Health Visitor, working with children, young people and their families to improve health and wellbeing outcomes? Our experience of providing services to families during a global pandemic has further highlighted how essential these roles are to supporting children, young people and families around a range of issues including growth and development, emotional wellbeing, safeguarding and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals keen to develop their skills within Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (Health Visitor). If you are passionate about the public health agenda, can adopt a think family approach to your interventions and have a desire to improve health outcomes for children and young people, this may be the career choice for you.

You will need to be a current NMC registrant (or about to qualify) in any branch of nursing or midwifery and meet the academic requirements of the university.

This role is based in Dudley the base is Cross Street Health Centre, Dudley, DY1 1RN.

Main duties of the job

You will undertake the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Course (Health Visitor) commencing in September 2024 (date to be confirmed) and upon completion, you will be encouraged to apply for a post within our Shropshire Community Health 0-19 team where such posts exist. You will undertake the course at Wolverhampton University, September 2024 intake and currently they are offered as a blended approach.

The course is full time over 52 weeks with 50% of your time being academic study and the other 50% will be practice experience within a Public Health Nursing Service 0-19 Shropshire locality team. Some annual leave is set by the Universities and will be non-negotiable, there may be two weeks within the summer semester where there will be some flexibility regarding annual leave, however this will be in negotiation with your placement lead. Students are employed on a fixed term contract for the duration of the course. These roles are subject to funding from Health Education England.

Within your detailed supporting information we would like you to inform us how you would use your skills, knowledge and experience in this exciting role.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification attached for further information on the role.

Please note this vacancy may close early if a high volume of applications is received, we advise you submit your application early to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Current Registration with the NMC as a Level 1 Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife.
  • Degree in Nursing/Midwifery.
  • Portfolio evidence of continual professional & academic Development.
  • Maths and English Level 2.



  • A wide range of community based, children related or transferable experience.
  • Up to date, post registration experience.



  • IT skills and computer literacy.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Evidence of continuing post basic training.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current Government and Local initiatives and how these translate into practice.
  • Understanding of Health Visiting and Public Health role.
  • Evidence of research-based practice.
  • Evidence of health promotion activities.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection legislation.

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Cross Street Health Centre



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