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Team leader/Specialist Interest Lead for teams of Champions

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Team Leader Post and Specialist Interest lead for teams of Champions -

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)

Full time/Part time positions

'Community based, child and family focused, corporate team with safe working'

Children and families are our focus in Croydon, an exciting place to work and we are looking for passionate Health Visitors with a desire to work more intensively with families cum leading a team of experienced Health Visitors and skill mixed staff.

We offer 7 specialist areas closely aligned to the 6 High Impact Areas of the HCP of which we are currently seeking innovative and strong Band 7 leaders. This model is unique within London and offers an incredible opportunity to work at band 7 level within Health Visiting and a specialist areawhile holding a caseload. You will join and be actively leading with colleagues to ' Champion ' across the borough, for example:
  • Team leadership and corporate governance, data management and audit
  • Complex needs, SEND,
  • Safeguarding children
  • Inequalities , including Homeless health
  • Practice Education and Facilitation
  • Infant feeding, healthy weight and nutrition.
  • Maternal mental health Perinatal Infant mental health.

  • We will like to hear from dynamic forward thinking band 7 leaders to augment the innovations already begun in Croydon.

    Main duties of the job

    Team leader/Specialist Interest Lead for teams of Champions

    Croydon Health Visiting is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the borough's children, young people and families through a commissioned contract with London Borough of Croydon. The service is seeking strong and enthusiastic leaders to continue the service development and improvement through leadership and innovation.

    If you have at least 3 years experience as a health visitor, have experience of managing change, if you are quality focused we want to hear from you.

    Interview date: TBC

    About us

    Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role.

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications


    • SCPHN Qualification (Health Visitor)
    • Registered Nurse
    • At least 3 years experience as a health visitor
    • evidence of continuous professional development
    • Practice Supervisor/ Practice Assessor


    • educated to masters or willingness to work towards

    Knowledge and Understanding


    • Experience of implementing evidence based practice
    • Experience of line managing staff
    • Experience of managing service change
    • Experience of the delivery of Healthy Child Programme
    • Significant knowledge of safeguarding policy


    • Knowledge of commisioning and KPIs



    • Understanding of the current priorities for health visiting
    • Experience of working with families regarding safeguarding
    • Experience of caseload management

    Skills and Abilites


    • Ability to facilitate and lead team development
    • Ability to manage competing priorities
    • Ability to manage complex situations


    • Presentation Skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


    12-18 Lennard Road

    12 -18 lennard Road


    CR9 2RS

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