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Head of Health Visiting

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting to Gloucestershire's Children and Young People Service Head of Health Visiting role. You will be one of three Heads of Health Visiting responsible for the day to day operational management and professional leadership for colleagues within the Health Visiting service and your portfolio lead areas.

The successful candidate will work closely with CYPS directorate senior management to:
  • Deliver an operationally efficient and effective service
  • Ensure appropriate financial control
  • Modernise and develop the service, reflecting local needs and priorities
  • Ensure effective performance management of localities/services
  • Adopt corporate and clinical governance and best practice principles in the delivery of care

The post holder will ensure that high quality safe care is intrinsic to their everyday practice and that of colleagues, supported by strong governance and robust leadership qualities to support our children and families in the community.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Head of Health Visiting is a fundamental and intrinsic role as a key member of the senior leadership team within our children and young people's services directorate.

The successful candidate will be a visible presence across the Health Visiting Service. Role modelling and professionalism are key elements of the role, which includes being professionally curious and being a critical friend both within the directorate and wider across the organisation.

Working closely with our commissioners and wider stakeholders in relation to delivery and development of service.

All of the above is created through an inclusive culture, supported through open and honest communication with both colleagues and our children, young people and their families that we support and care for. High standards and high expectations are key in ensuring high quality governed service delivery which is responsive to the needs of our community and supporting the reduction in health inequalities for the population.

Quality improvement is a key aspect of the role and needs to be developed and encouraged across all areas within the Head of Health visiting remit and nurtured within all colleagues, ensuring patient safety and experience alongside staff engagement and experience is underpinning everything we do as a team.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/ Degree in Nursing SCPHN
  • Educated to Master's level or equivalent
  • Recognised management qualification or equivalent experience



  • Significant clinical experience and expertise working as registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)
  • Registered health professional for 10 years, with minimum of 4 years' experience as a senior manager
  • Experience of financial and budget management
  • Expertise regarding operational management

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust



The Park



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