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Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner - Health Visitor

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (Incl. of HCAS)
Closing date
9 Aug 2024
Are you a Health Visitor looking for a role within a committed, supportive team of likeminded professionals?

Do you share our passion for working with children to help give them the best start?

We have a vacancy for a qualified Health Visitor to join our forward thinking, friendly team based in Bracknell.

Whether you are an experienced health visitor or newly qualified, we are committed to providing you with individualised and effective support.

Within this role you'll deliver a proactive and responsive health and development service to children aged 0-5 and their families. You will collaborate with Children's Centre's in the implementation of the Healthy Child Programme.

Working for us includes the benefits of belonging to one of our small, supportive, and skilled teams of Health Visitors, Staff Nurses and Nursery Nurses, as well as being an integrated part of our wider 0-19 service.

You will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work in partnership with other teams and agencies, along with a passion for working with children and families.

We welcome applications from both full time and part time applicants with a minimum of 22.5 hours per week. Our service operates between 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

  • Develop and implement outcome focused care plans and evaluate care given, in partnership with clients.
  • Provide support to families using the Solihull approach model in behaviour management, parenting skills and delivering programmes of care to vulnerable families.
  • Develop and facilitate Health Visiting drop in clinics, health promotion activities and groups.

About us

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role are:
  • You must be a Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) active on the NMC register
  • You will be a Non-medical prescriber
  • You will hold a valid UK drivers license with access to a vehicle

  • If you are someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to contact Fiona Howell on: or Alison Stares on: who will 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 Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) active on the NMC register
    • Non-medical prescriber
    • S.L.I.C.E/ENB 998 or equivalent

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of continual professional development

    Previous Experience


    • Experience in management of cases where a child has a protection plan


    • Teaching experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • High standard of clinical work
    • Basic IT skills/prepared to undertake training
    • Knowledge of current policies and key drivers to improve the health outcomes of children
    • Presentation skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Leadership skills
    • Time management
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Cultural awareness
    • Reflective and innovative practitioner
    • Good organisational skills
    • Ability to delegate appropriately
    • Ability to be flexible and respond to service need

    Additional Requirements


    • Car Driver who holds full driving licence
    • 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


    Health Visiting Bracknell, Skimped Hill Health Centre,

    Skimped Hill Lane


    RG12 1LH

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