Health Visitor

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Salary : £31,365 to £37,890 a year
Location : Blackburn

To work as part of the Children and Family Health Service and to provide strong clinical leadership and supervision to an integrated 0 -19 skill mi

To work as part of the Children and Family Health Service and to provide strong clinical leadership and supervision to an integrated 0 -19 skill mixed team.

To provide family centred, evidence based public health service that promotes and improves health and addresses inequalities to a defined caseload, population or community. This will be achieved through delivery of the model of health visiting at a community, universal, universal plus and universal partnership plus level. The role will promote safeguarding and effective risk management of children, young people and families.


Main duties of the job


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Health Visitor with initiative and drive who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service and to work as part of the integrated 0-19 Children & Family Health Service within the Blackburn & Darwen area to deliver the Healthy Child Programme.

You need to have excellent communication skills, be very organised and be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery. You will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team.

This vacancy is Fixed Term until 14/1/2022 Health Visitor Post to cover maternity leave working 22.5 hours per week based at Audley and Queens Park Childrens Centre, Pringle Street, Blackburn.


About us


Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT


Job description

Job responsibilities


Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.


Person Specification



  • oSpecialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN-Health Visitor)
  • oENB 998 or mentorship or willingness to undertake this



  • oExperience of multi-agency and partnership working
  • oExperience of delivering health promotion or public health programmes



  • oGood understanding of the healthy child programme 0-5
  • oChild and adult safeguarding
  • oInequalities in health and implications in practice

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.