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Health Visitor Assistant -Universal services

NHS AfC: Band 3

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Health Visitor Assistant
NHS AfC: Band 3
Secondment: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (1.00 WTE)
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Hornsey Central Health Centre
£20,330 - £21,777 Per Annum Plus HCAs
Salary period
21/10/2021 08:00

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By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.



Job overview

We are seeking to employ a full time  Health Visitor Assistant to join our team at Hornsey Central on a 12 month secondment

Main duties of the job

We are looking for person with a flexible approach to team working, with the ability to use their own initiative and have enthusiasm for work with children, young people and parents.

Working in partnership with a supportive integrated team, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in health promotion.  All new staff undergo a thorough induction programme with regular supervision and training provided. IT skills are essential requirements for this role.


Working for our organisation

Working for your organisation (‘About Us’)
Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust  believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The job primarily involves data entry and analysis, clerical and administrative duties, booking appointments for the health visiting teams. It also includes assisting Health Visitors in running child health clinics.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Experience working in the community and/or with children and families

skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • • Excellent communication skills: IT, written and oral
  • • Organisational skills
  • • Ability to prioritise workload and seek advice when needed
  • • Willingness to support management of change.
  • • Ability to manage time, priorities and stressful situations
  • • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • • Commitment to the development of excellent services, which focus on improved outcomes for children.
  • • IT skills and the ability to record care accurately and contemporaneously
  • • Knowledge of infection control standards.
  • • Experience of working in a health care setting

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • • Demonstrates ability to work as part of a team as well the ability to work without direct supervision and within time constraints
  • • Shows empathy and sensitivity to the needs of patients carers and families
  • • Committed to improving services
  • Committed to hitting targets.
  • • Treats other as would like to be treated. Committed to 6 C’s.
  • • Good Interpersonal Skills.
  • • Able to work individually and as part of a team.
  • • Flexible approach to meeting service & client needs.
  • • Time management skills and ability to prioritise.
  • • Leadership qualities.
  • • Self-motivated and keen to develop self and team Willing


Essential criteria
  • IT literacy and information technology
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Geraldine Butler
Job title
Health Visitor Locality Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact Geraldine Butler Locality Manager  on 

geraldinebutler@nhs.net 02030742610

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3241