Student Health Visitor (University of Surrey)

5 days left

West Sussex
04 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • Over 5,000 full and part time staff, with 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 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
  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

A fully funded training opportunity to qualify as a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) is now open to all qualified nurses active on Part 1 of the NMC register.

Starting in September 2021, you will be given a fixed term contract with Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) to undertake a one year full time degree course to complete the BSc/PGDip/MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course (Health Visiting) at the University of Surrey.

Please note that there will not be the opportunity to undertake this part time, as it is a demanding course combining academic study with developing the clinical skills and knowledge to become a Health Visitor. Candidates must be able to commit to full time hours, and willing to travel across Sussex as required.

Sponsorship will be paid at Band 5 salary, up to a maximum of £27,416 dependent on current experience; no incremental uplift is paid for the duration of the training contract.

Successful completion of the course will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC register, an NMC recordable qualification, and eligibility to apply for a post as a Health Visitor.

If you are selected for interview you will be contacted within four weeks of the closing date. When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the 'supporting information' space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this. Please note that while the advert specifies the University of Surrey as the base, clinical placements can be anywhere in West Sussex.

Successful candidates will also need to apply to the University of Surrey separately and meet the academic entry requirements for the course. We work closely with the university to offer students a high level of support and clinical experiences throughout the year.

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

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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
  • Job Description and Person Specification ( PDF , 934.6 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )