Community Staff Nurse Health Visiting

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Job Details:

Site Lennard Rd Town Croydon Salary £32,720 – £39,769 pa pro rata incl outer London HCAS Salary period Yearly Closing 03/06/2023 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job overview

The post holder will be a member of a Health Visiting Team and will undertake duties as delegated by the Specialist Community Public health nurse (Health Visitor). The post holder will provide a service which includes health surveillance, health promotion, support and advice and immunisations primarily to families with children under 5 years of age. The post holder will work as part of the wider community nursing and primary health care team, liaising and working with other statutory and voluntary agencies as appropriate

0-5 teams provide a safe, effective and high quality service to clients using research-based evidence to inform practice within agreed professional standards. The post holder will work in collaboration with partner agencies both voluntary and statutory to achieve good health outcomes for children and their families.
The Band 5 Community Staff Nurse will support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme within a progressive universal model of service delivery dependant on assessed needs. Ensuring the programme is delivered in partnership with other statutory and non-statutory agencies. This role will play a key part in the development and safe delivery of 0-5 services.

Main duties of the job

Community Staff Nurse Health Visiting

We are looking to recruit community B5 staff nurses in health visiting . This role provides an exciting opportunity to experience being part of a health visiting team in the delivery of the health child programme and forms part of a ‘recruit to train’ strategy to offer successful candidates an opportunity to be considered for Specialist Community Public Health Nurse training in Croydon 

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of “Listening into Action” as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
To support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.
To support and assist Child development Workers as required
To participate in the development of skill mix staff within the Health Visiting Service To participate in Health Education programmes and health promotion activities on a multi disciplinary basis as agreed with the team.
To lead on the delivery of the new-born bloodspot screening programme for children under the age of 1yr .

Person specification


  • RN
  • Evidence of professional updated
  • SSSA coaching

Skills and abilities

  • Work on own initiative
  • Ability to assess and implement packages of care


  • experience of health promotion
  • previous experience of working with children

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our substantive & Fixed Term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.


Please note that no job offer or volunteer placement will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.

If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please email the South West London Recruitment Hub @

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In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, if applicable, should you be appointed.


Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.


Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. Please note, we are unable to sponsor a candidate for a visa on a bank contract.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Job Category: Medicine
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Croydon

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