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Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
This full-time course commences in September 2024 to be completed by September 2025 with University of Surrey.

Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are working collaboratively on this recruitment. Both Trusts have live adverts and where candidates have applied to both, they will be interviewed jointly.

Are you passionate about improving the lives of children and families within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? Do you want to make a difference and feel valued in your work? Are you a recently qualified nurse or midwife or an experienced practitioner and considering a career change? If so, we would love to help you develop your skills and support you in your learning. Come and work with us!

We are seeking to recruit highly motivated and innovative practitioners to train as Health Visitors and School Nurses, to lead 0-19 Public Health Nursing and deliver great service to our children and families in Hampshire.

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN's) work at individual, community and population level in a preventative social model of health, designed to empower families to take control of and improve their own health and wellbeing.

Take a look at these links for more information about the roles:

Join us to make a change - Rebecca's story (

Join us to make a difference - Hannah's story (

Please specify in your supporting information if you are applying for School Nurse or Health Visitor pathway.

Main duties of the job

If you would like further information, please join us for a question and answers session every third Wednesday of the month from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on zoom details below:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 652 3251 1261

Passcode: 488009

We are inviting NMC qualified nurses (Part 1, Part 2), to apply for a training contract to complete the PgDip/MSc in Public Health Practice, with University of Surrey.

As well as academic study you will experience placements within Health Visiting or School Nursing teams across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. On successful completion of your studies you will gain a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualification in Health Visiting or School Nursing, be offered a post (location to be determined) within our services and paid at salary Band 6.

Successful applicants must have 120 credits at level 6 or a first degree 2:2 or above to complete a PgDip/MSc. If you do not have a level 6 qualification or a BSc ord or have a third class honours degree, there may still be an opportunity to do this programme and please do make contact to discuss.

Please note we cannot consider your application until you have an NMC registration and a full driving licence and use of a vehicle. This post is subject to Occupational Health Clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

For further information please contact Kirsty Cromar, Business Support Officer

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on Part 1 or 2 of the NMC Register or be a registered midwife
  • For PgDip/MSc course a first level degree in a related subject (2.2 class or above) or an equivalent qualification from an approved university
  • Full driving licence with own access to vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Moorgreen Hospital

Botley Road, West End



SO30 3JB

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