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Student Health Visitor

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Are you a qualified nurse or midwife and interested in training as a Health Visitor then we would like to hear from you.

As a Health Visitor in Herefordshire, you can make a real difference to children and families. You will play a role in delivering the Healthy Child Programme and tacking important public health issues. Everyday working as a Health Visitor is different and this can include home visits, clinic contacts and working with a range of professionals from early years and social care to children centres. The post holder must have a strong public health focus and be fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of families and children in Herefordshire.

To find out more about the role of the Health Visitor you can visit -

The Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing post is funded for 12 months and we will be working with the University of Wolverhampton, the post will be commencing in September 2024 and is 50% in practice and 50% theory. The requirements for the course are that:
  • You are first level registered nurse or midwife with the NMC
  • For Level 7 study you must have a health-related degree (Nursing or Midwifery)

The post holder must have a full driving license and access to a car for work purposes.

Please note this is a 12-month fixed term contract.

Main duties of the job

To undertake the Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor) training to develop the skills and knowledge required to practice safely and effectively.

The student Health Visitor will be a key member of the health visiting team and ensure the delivery of safe, effective and high quality services to children and families using evidence based research.

The student will take responsibility for maximising their learning experience and fully integrate theory into practice in order to obtain the skills and qualifications to meet the required standard for registration as a Health Visitor with the NMC.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • RGN/RSCN/RM with NMC Registration
  • Appropriate entry level for the university education programme (level 6 - diploma or 120 credits at level 5 or Level 7 - degree in health related field (Nursing/Midwifery)

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • Delivery of evidence based practice


  • Teaching Skills
  • Previous Community Experience
  • Knowledge of Public Health Agenda and priorities
  • Knowledge of NHS development

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Reflective Practitioner
  • Able to adapt to situations

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust





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