Band 6 Health Visitor

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT

Salary : £32,306 to £39,027 a year
Location : Birmingham

Do you have passion and commitment to public health and the early intervention agenda and want to work in one of the most diverse and thriving cities in England?

We are excited to welcome applicants who are highly skilled, enthusiastic clinical practitioners and have a good understanding of the needs of children, young people and their families and want to be part of our journey to work as part of an integrated early years, health and wellbeing service.

BCHC offer an attractive Recruitment & Retention Premia for health visiting based on an additional payment for colleagues in Band 6 and Band 7 posts. It will be accompanied by a commitment to fund any reasonable request for continuing professional development during the year. Representatives of the health visitors were involved in developing the proposal.

BCHC also support practitioners who have been out of practice for a while, and offer a Return to Practice framework, all of the above can be discussed at interview.


Main duties of the job


The post holder is responsible for assessing need and providing health promotion and illness prevention services to t he local population. The post holder will work within a corporate caseload as well as with the local population on children and family centred public health related issues.

The post holder will be a first level registered nurse with a Health Visiting Degree/Diploma/ Certificate. The post holder will work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

Responsible for

Day-to-day management and delegation of work to nursery nurses, link workers and any other support staff within the team. Including supervision and monitoring the work of these staff.

To oversee and plan in-service development for these staff.


About us


Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

If you wish to work with diverse populations across Birmingham in order to give every child an equal chance to have the best start in life so they can achieve their full potential, this post would be well suited to you.

There are development opportunities that support career progression within health visiting. We have a number of Band 7 posts that can be considered alongside either clinical or management development.


Job description

Job responsibilities


We welcome applicants to join our team with the following skills and knowledge:

  • An ability to adapt and embrace new ways of working;
  • An ability to work autonomously within corporate and integrated teams;
  • An inclusive leadership style with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • An up to date knowledge of the current health and early years agendas and priorities. Also an NHS pension, corporate iHV membership and on-going training and development opportunities e.g. UNICEF training, Promotional Guidance training, and Perinatal Mental Health training.
  • We offer excellent preceptorship programmes, alongside development opportunities and leadership programmes. You will be supported by our clinical specialists, clinical Team Leaders, Service Managers and our Safeguarding Team in order to provide excellent professional practice and further develop your skills and knowledge.

BCHC fully supports a positive work life balance and currently has Health Visitor vacancies for full-time and part-time opportunities with flexible working hours at various locations across the City:

  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Erdington
  • Perry Barr
  • Ladywood
  • Edgbaston
  • Northfield
  • Hodge Hill
  • Yardley
  • Hall Green
  • Selly Oak


Person Specification

Other job requirements


  • Car driver/Access to suitable vehicle for business purposes
  • As per person spec

Personal Qualities


  • As per person spec



  • As per person spec



  • As per person spec



  • Registered First Level Nurse Health Visitor Certificate/Diploma/Degree
  • Evidence of recent professional development
  • Non medical nurse prescriber

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.