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Student Health Visitor

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Permanent (pending sucessful completion of the course)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
To be confirmed
CEME Centre, Rainham
£24,214 - £26,220 plus HCAS p.a
22/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

What’s different about NELFT?

Join Our Health Visiting and School Nursing Teams in NELFT and find out all about the possibilities that can be opened up for you…

Sponsorship (for external applicants) and secondments (for internal applicants) are available within North East London Foundation Trust for:

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Course for Health Visiting for the January 2020 cohort studying at Greenwich University both with Community Placements within London Boroughs of NELFT–

It’s an exciting time to be part of an organisation that is shaping the future of 0-19 services in North East London.

Our vision for the Health Visiting and School Nursing is one which is truly centred on what our children and families need. We are like many other NHS organisations in that we are committed to reducing health inequalities but we have a unique approach to making real life improvements for the families under our care.

Here at NELFT Health Visitors and School Nurses are leading the way in transforming services for children and families. We currently have teams of dedicated and talented Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, (SCPHN), practitioners who are out in

communities pioneering a new, holistic and inclusive approach to 0-19 Children’s Universal and Early Intervention services.

As a Super Training Hub we strive for excellence in learning and innovation in practice and delivery of safe, quality and compassionate care. We have strong partnerships with London Education Institutes which enables us to celebrate Health Visiting and Scholl Nursing practice.

To ensure all our student SCPHN practitioners receive the best possible learning environment NELFT have a robust model of learning practice with dedicated Specialist Community Practice Teachers.

We offer a very enabling preceptorship programme, taking on board the Institute of Health Visitors principles, which supports clinical governance through the process of developing a culture of ‘lifelong learning’ and good employment practices, as well as varying forms of supervision inclusive of Clinical, Safeguarding and Restorative Supervision.

We offer a robust continuous professional development plan equipping practitioners for their role, paving the way for a tailored career progression training programme.

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Course Applications:

NELFT is delighted to invite applicants who are suitably qualified nurses to undertake the above course. Candidates must hold:

  • Current NMC Registration for nursing or midwifery


  • Evidence of applying for NMC registration and confirmed NMC registration within 2 months of the start date.


  •    Dip HE (or above) qualification equivalent to 120 credits at level 5 (of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England) or evidence of previous education and learning to this level. 
  • Students will have the course paid for will receive a salary up to mid-point Band 5 (dependant on NHS experience)

    Numeracy and literacy assessment

     Candidates applying for sponsorship and secondment must undertake a numeracy and literacy assessment at a participating university. This will need to be completed before shortlisting.

    Please note - When submitting Trust applications please make sure you indicate at the top of your personal statement if you are interested in school nursing or health visiting and that you to have sat and passed the literacy and numeracy test or have booked on to sit the literacy and numeracy test before the interview so we can appropriately process your application.


    You will need to pass this test in order for the interview to take place. Confirmation and proof of passing will need to be evidenced when you attend interview.

    Please download job description and person specification for information on how to apply for the Pan London numeracy and assessment at Greenwich university on 16th September 2019. This will be the last opportunity to sit the test this year

    Interviews for Greenwich University will take place on Monday 7th October 2019.

Previous applicants for SCPHN positions within this academic rotation for NELFT and Greenwich need not apply

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

  • Beverley Skardon on 07703889499 or email


  • Sheila Jones Practice Facilitation Manager on email
  • Isabella.