Health Visitor Team Leader (Band 7) – Health Visitor – Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Job Details:

Site Lennard Road Town Croydon Salary £46,836 – £52,849 per annum inc of HCAS (Outer London) Salary period Yearly Closing 30/05/2023 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

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor with Team leading experience , or are ready for the next stage in their career, to join Croydon health visiting Service as Team leader.

We are looking for an experienced SCPHN Health Visitor Team to work collaboratively with the Operational Leads in Health Visiting . The main role of the HV team leader is to ensure leadership and management in the delivery of the healthy child programme.

Main duties of the job

The emphasis of the role will be working with a skill mix team and working closely with the Operational Leads other Team Leaders, Specialists HV practitioners, Practice facilitators to develop and monitor clinical standards and outcomes for children and families. You will support staff to achieve their clinical competencies by working and supervising them in clinical practice, demonstrating delivery of the healthy child programme.

The successful candidate will be part of a health visiting team leader group and will be responsible for managing a small Caseload, demonstrate excellence in practice and leadership within the Service.

Working for our organisation

What’s in it for you?

We have effective and interactive leadership, along with exciting developments in the service. 

We are serious about retention of staff and staff development. Our excellent appraisal system will help you to continue your professional development in a way that works for you and for the service.

Croydon Health Services like to recruit staff who embrace challenge, have a creative flair to problem solving and are able to lead, motivate and enthuse their teams.

Also important to us are people with a “can do” attitude and excellent communication skills.

We have an additional recruitment and retention premia of £1,500, paid in two instalments during the first year.

We offer all Health Visitors corporate membership of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) which offers a wealth of professional training programmes and resources to support excellent practice

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To Support the Operational leads for Health Visiting service with the day to day management of health visiting teams, and peer support from other team leads.
  • To be responsible for the day to day management of a defined group of staff .
  • To lead and monitor the quality and performance and capacity of the identified team.
  • To work with the Operational leads to identify and address risks, escalating as required.
  • To facilitate and develop locality working groups within best practice standards.
  • To actively work with colleagues to develop a cohesive, integrated locality Team. 

For information see attached JD 

Person specification


  • Experience of managing staff
  • Evidence of working with children, young people and their families
  • Knowledge of electronic records systems


  • Car owner and driver
  • Can demonstrate a flexible approach to working

Knowledge and awareness

  • Knowledge of healthy child programme
  • Knowledge of safeguarding guidance nationally
  • Knowledge of reflection in practice
  • awaareness of locality working


  • at least 3 years health visiting experience
  • leadership of teams
  • provision of supervision
  • multi-agency working
  • leadership of change
  • teaching

qualifications and training

  • registered Specialist community public health nurse (health visitor)

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.WE COMMUNICATE TO ALL JOB APPLICANTS VIA THE E-MAIL ADDRESS WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION FORM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR E-MAIL ON A REGULAR BASISDue 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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