Health Visitor (Cheshire East) – Sandbach, Cheshire

Health Visitor (Cheshire East)

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Salary from 35392.000 to 42618.000 GBP per year

Jobtype: Part-time, Full-time

Sandbach, Cheshire


Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust's common purpose:

We will support you and your community to live well.

Our values:

Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and care services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative multi disciplinary professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

WCHC offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Job overview

Health Visitor Role Central Team- Congleton Cheshire East

Do you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust? Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and Knowsley.

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities. We currently deliver outstanding 0-19 and 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services across Wirral, Cheshire East and St Helens and Knowsley, supporting over 250,000 children and young people. 

You can also visit our dedicated. children and young people’s website to find out more about our services.

We work closely with our commissioners and partners to deliver the best possible services for the children, young people and families.

Julia Bryant, Quality Lead at the Trust, shares her experience of working within the organisation’s children and young people’s services.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for a  part time Health Visitor to work in the 0-19+ Service working for  Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The post requires good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable, compassionate  and approachable. You will need to have strong interpersonal and leadership skills, be  flexible  solution focused and  support  service development. 

You will work as part of an integrated 0-19+ Team and will be required to support the full delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and be responsible for managing a caseload of universal partnership and partnership plus families. You will also be involved in a range of public health activities within a geographical area, to include individuals, groups and communities.

As a key stakeholder in the safeguarding of children, you will be required to work collaboratively with other agencies to meet their needs. You will have a good knowledge of the components of Clinical Governance, Risk Management, Audits and relevant Professional Codes.

You will have a good knowledge of the components of Clinical Governance, Risk Management, audits and relevant Professional Codes.

When considering applying for a post, it is crucial that you read the person specification in order to ensure that you fulfil the essential criteria, which will be a requisite for shortlisting.


Working for our organisation

At Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust our priority is to provide safe, high quality care to our communities every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We strive to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care.

We provide primary, community and social care services to the population of Wirral, St Helens, Knowsley and  Cheshire East. We play a key role in the local health and social care economy as a high-performing organisation with an excellent clinical reputation.

Our expert teams provide a diverse range of community health care services, seeing and treating people right through their lives both at home and close to home. Our hard working staff support us to embed an open, just and compassionate culture and in turn we support them by providing an inclusive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development.

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning. You can read more about the Trust via the careers section on our website.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Personal Specification for more information on these exciting roles.






Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • RN (Adult or Child/RSCN) or RM
  • BSc/Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting or equivalent
  • V100 Nurse Prescriber
  • Leadership Level 6
  • Mentorship Level 6
  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Solihull Approach trained

Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship Level 7
  • Promotional Interviewing trained
  • Leadership Level 7

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience of managing a Health Visiting caseload
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of leading the assessment, planning and evaluation of care
  • Experience of integrated working
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding issues

Skills & Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Good verbal, non verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to support and motivate staff
  • Ability to support students in placements

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Commitment
  • Vision

Important Information

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record system.

For further information explaining how we use your information in line with GDPR please see our ‘Guidance for applicants’ document under the section 'Additional documentation'.

We are a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer. WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and are keen to support reasonable adjustments to support our new and existing staff.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Further Information:

Closing Dates:  Candidates are advised to apply early. The Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information:  Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/ education history over the last three years and include valid business email addresses for them. The Trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations:  The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Restricted Applications:  Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 

Flexible Working: Flexible working is very important to the Trust in both the provision of this to staff and also in staff supporting the provision of our services.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

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