Area Manager - Healthy Child Programme

12 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Band 8a

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 4,750 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

An exciting career development opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and innovative practitioner to join the West Sussex Healthy Child Programme (HCP) as an Area Manager for the West Sussex area, based at Horsham Hospital. Experience as a school nurse is desirable in order to complement the existing management team.

The West Sussex HCP service is commissioned by West Sussex County Council and works within the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help (IPEH) service to deliver services to children, young people and their families residing in West Sussex.

The successful candidate will work closely with the other two Area Managers and the Head of Service in West Sussex to ensure delivery of the HCP service specification. They will supervise a number of team leads and specialist posts, and liaise with HCP colleagues in the Brighton and Hove area as well as the local IPEH Hub leads.

The HCP teams comprise health visitors, school nurses and skill mix staff who link closely with IPEH and other partners across the Sustainability & Transformational Partnership (STP) footprint, actively contributing to the Local Maternity System plan. The West Sussex HCP service is UNICEF Baby Friendly accredited; use CHAT Health & Family Assist as well as promotional guides. The HCP teams are about to undertake the Speech, Language and Communications Needs (SLCN) training, as well as Parental Conflict training.

Sussex Community Foundation Trust (SCFT)
  • has positive 2018 staff survey results
  • the quality of services are rated as GOOD with OUTSTANDING features
  • is ranked in the top 120 best places to work accredited by HSJ Best Places to Work
  • Is ranked OUTSTANDING and in top 10 national 'Learning from mistakes' league
  • offers cost effective and convenient workplace nurseries
  • a lease car scheme
  • excellent training and development opportunities.

Provisional Interview date: 4th July 2019

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download
  • Area Manager, HCP
  • Area Manager, HCP Person Spec
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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