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Community Staff Nurse Health Visiting

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 Aug 2024
We are looking to recruit an Staff Nurse to join our Reading Health Visiting Team. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an established team of Health Visitors, Staff nurses and Nursery nurses to support in the delivery of services to support children aged 0 to 5 years, and their families. You will also work alongside a range of multi-agency professionals. Core service hours are 9am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. 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.

If you regard yourself as an enthusiastic and dynamic Staff Nurse then you may be suitable to join our forward thinking, vibrant Health Visiting team in Reading.

Main duties of the job

  • The successful candidates will work within a multi-disciplinary team across the richly diverse area of Reading, supporting the Health Visiting Teams to deliver core and targeted services to the children aged 0-5 and their families.
  • The successful candidate will be part of the team implementing the Healthy Child Programme, underpinned by the Solihull Approach model of working.
  • In delivering the service requirements, the successful candidate will be working in a variety of community settings across Reading including in the homes of families.
  • The post holder will be supported by qualified Health Visitors and given a bespoke package of training and support.
  • Applicants are required to have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and a commitment to team working, flexibility and working with partners.
  • As we grow and innovate, we maintain a team-focused approach that includes the benefits of working for a Trust at the forefront of using technology to support service delivery as a global digital exemplar.
  • Robust induction and Preceptorship programmes, Safeguarding, Clinical and Management supervision and a responsive appraisal process demonstrates an excellent range of internal and external training opportunities to support on-going professional development.
  • Support with our text based Chat Health service to offer parents advice on health related topics.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a 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 including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Four key requirements for you to be considered for this role
  • You must be a Nurse that is registered with the NMC
  • You must have a passion for improving outcomes for children and families
  • You must have excellent communication skills
  • You must have a valid driving license and use of a car

  • 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: Haley Walsh on 07880541538 or email: and/or Lucy May on 07733302740 or at lucy.may@berkshire.nhs.ukwholl 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 Nurse


    • Mentor Qualification

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Willingness to undertake further training and development
    • Evidence of ongoing professional development

    Previous Experience


    • Paediatric Experience
    • Community Nursing Experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Demonstrates some understanding of Health Visiting
    • Evidence of effective team work
    • Well developed written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrates an interest in public health and health education
    • Computer literate
    • Willingness to teach students and colleagues
    • Reflective and innovative practitioner
    • Ability to work without direct supervision
    • Ability to work flexibly in order to respond to service needs


    • Child Protection knowledge
    • Evidence of proactive and innovative practice
    • Leadership qualities
    • Presentation skills
    • Audit knowledge

    Additional Requirements


    • Car Driver & have access to a car for work purposes
    • 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


    Whitley Health & Social Services Centre

    268 Northumberland Avenue


    RG2 7PJ

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