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Health Visitor

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Health Visiting
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (1.00 WTE)
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Multple sites
Islington London
£32,306 - £39,026 Per Annum Plus Hcas
Salary period
26/10/2021 23:59

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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

To work within an integrated service to provide The Healthy Child Programme 0-5 years as part of the Islington Bright Start Early Childhood Offer. You will be part of a skill mix team, working a geographical area designed to support you to deliver to meet the community, family and individual needs.

You will be expected to work across organisational and professional boundaries delivering innovative and engaging services which impact on outcomes for families and children. This work will be undertaken in a variety of settings including health centres, children centres and community centres and will be delivered as home visits and group sessions.

You will be supported through a comprehensive training programme and given opportunities to work within a variety of integrated workshops as part of your professional development.


Main duties of the job

Are you a health visitor who would like to work in a small team and provide continuity of care to the families you care for?

If you are please apply for a Band 6 HV position with Bright Start Islington.

"The reason I like working in Islington is the diversity of client population, the facilities available for families e.g, groups and activities and the ability to walk to and from my visits (this gives me time to reflect)!"

This is a quote from one of our newly qualified Health Visitors. 

Health visitors in Islington deliver the Healthy Child Programme from parent's homes, Children's Centres and Health Centres. We work closely with our key care partners to provide an integrated service to all families in Islington. 

We are looking for newly qualified and experienced health visitors to join our Bright Start Islington teams.


Working for our organisation

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

We provide  a robust induction programme and a comprehensive preceptorship framework programme to support newly qualified staff. We provide regular management and clinical supervision. We also offer regular Perinatal consultations , Safeguarding supervision, Clinical Professional Development forums and Integrated meetings.  

You will be supported by a Team Leader who works closely with you in a small team . You will also have clinical specialist guidance from the Infant feeding and Relationship team who are there to support your practice. This team consists of support from Infant Feeding, Perinatal Mental Health and Antenatal Clinical Specialist HVs.

We are very proud that we have achieved Baby Friendly Status in Bright Start Islington and if successful you would have the experience of working in a service which delivers care at this high standard. 

We are interested in your aspirations and supporting your career development. We offer a wide variety of training and development opportunities as part of our appraisal process. 


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Health Visiting professional qualification, with entry onto the 3rd part of the NMC Register


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of continuing post registration education and training.


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills: IT, written and oral
  • Knowledge of change management methodology and its application.
  • High levels of clinical skills, with the ability to identify, respond to and evaluate health needs, including the delivery of public health programmes.
  • Knowledge of current legislation and NICE guidance relating to all aspects of the HCP
  • Knowledge and ability to apply audit and Quality Improvement methodology.
  • Understanding of the local and national safeguarding procedures and its application to the role.
  • Knowledge and understanding of application of the Clinical Governance Framework.
  • Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, to plan, organise, review and prioritise own workload and that of others.
  • Knowledge of current health and social care agenda relevant to work and professional practice.
  • Ability to co-ordinate health promotion initiatives in line with the Islington Bright Start vision.
  • Awareness of Equal Opportunities and Valuing Diversity
  • Willingness to support and facilitate the learning of others in the practice environment.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Asha Dabee
Job title
Locality manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Asha Dabee

Health Visitor Locality Manager Bright Start


M: 0777 054 3574

If you have problems applying, contact

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