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Health Visitor

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 plus HCAS per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor 0-19 Universal Children's Service.

West Locality Team is going through some exciting changes supporting the development of the family/community hubs in Barking . We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and innovative Health Visitors to be a part of our team to implement the healthy child programme requirements for the family/community hubs.

Whether you are a newly qualified health visitor and are looking to gain confidence and experience, or an experienced Health Visitor, we would welcome your application.

We offer opportunities for learning and development in order to develop in your role, with collaborative working within an integrated skill-mix team. We offer agile working and place an emphasis on the health and well-being of our staff. We work collaboratively with other agencies and towards reducing health inequalities for children, young people and their families and the safety and well-being of our clients is always paramount.

For newly qualified practitioners, we have a preceptorship programme in place to support development and learning and offer clinical supervision and mentorship. Also, there is opportunity for experienced health visitors to develop their skills in audit and research. NELFT invest in staff continuous professional development.

Main duties of the job

Job Overview
  • To lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, and ensure the Service model is implemented in practice.
  • Ensure services are provided within the 4 tier model- Your Community, Universal, Universal plus and Partnership plus. This will incorporate building community capacity, and embedding this into caseload, team and locality management.
  • Responsible for the management of caseload allocation as per locality/team, and classification of cases in line with the national strategy of Universal, Universal plus and Universal partnership plus.
  • Work in accordance to the Locality commissioned service specification, to ensure the 5 mandated reviews are completed within required timescales and services provided are evidence based practice.
  • To improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people especially those from disadvantaged groups.We would welcome your application if you have the following:
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse/ Health Visitor qualification
  • Student Health Visitor due to qualify
  • Evidence of working with children and young people
  • Willing to undertake further training as required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary with a minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum (pro rata for part-time).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further information on this role.Welcome PaymentThis post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment. A lump sum of 10% of the agreed basic salary, which is subject to a minimum of �4,000 and maximum of �10,000 of the full time basic salary (pro rata if part time and exclusive of HCAS payments). Payment of the incentive is applied with 50% paid at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.It is expected that you remain employed with NELFT for 2 years, should you leave within 2 years the Trust reserves the right to reclaim any monies paid.

Certificates of Sponsorship

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for all job roles. Please check your eligibility under the UKVI points based system.

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse/Health Visitor qualification
  • Current on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register


  • Non Medical Prescribing



  • Experience of the Healthy Child Programe


  • Ability to demonstrate Innovation and motivation



  • Partnership working with external agencies and organisations


  • Presentation skills

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good understanding of the Healthy Child Programme
  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance


  • Proven Organisational & delegation abilities

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Thames View Health Centre,

Bastable Avenue


IG11 0LG

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