Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Health Visitor

City of York Council


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Job summary

City of York Council is offering an exciting opportunity to join our developing 0-19 Healthy Child Service as a Health Visitor. York is a great place to live and work. On almost every indicator; health, wellbeing and happiness in York is well above the national average. However, we know that isnt the case for everybody and that is where the Healthy Child Service comes in. Please note that this is a City of York Council vacancy and appointments will be made on City of York Councils terms and conditions

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will join the Healthy Child Service in working alongside early help services, housing, adult services, the police, the voluntary and community sectors, the wider health economy and of course families and communities themselves to help ensure every child and young person has the best possible start in life. Working as a Health Visitor in York offers an opportunity to be pro-active in the delivery of the healthy child programme whilst being committed to delivering a high quality service to our clients. Requirements; We are looking for a high quality, innovative and forward looking Health Visitor with a passion for delivering good outcomes, and we welcome applications from newly qualified and experienced Health Visitors. If you feel this could be you then we want to hear from you. We offer excellent support and training and development opportunities and corporate membership with the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV). You would work across the city and operate out of one of the following office bases: Clifton Childrens Centre The Avenues (Tang Hall) Childrens Centre Hob Moor Childrens Centre Home working arrangements also available. Full or part time hours considered.

About us

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) - Health Visitor, will lead the delivery of the 0-19 Healthy Child Service within the Local Area Team (LAT), under the leadership of the Healthy Child Service Manager, working collaboratively and with partner agencies to deliver a holistic service built around the universal offer. The universal offer is based on proven Public Health evidence and the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. The assessment of needs for targeted interventions will contribute to the identification and assessment of children, young people and their families health needs. The post holder will be responsible for the efficient delivery of a universal core service, targeted interventions and public health interventions to children, young people and their families. This will be achieved through utilisation of the most appropriate members of the public health workforce and delivered in accordance with the local delivery model. The post holder will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, under the leadership of the Healthy Child Service Manager, to ensure the best health outcomes for children, young people and families across the City of York are achieved. The unique nature of this service means that the post holder will ensure there are robust and positive links into the NHS and will work closely with GPs, Paediatricians, specialist services amongst others.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Midwife on part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.
  • Hold part 3 NMC registration (Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor).


  • Knowledge and understanding of Information Governance, professional record keeping requirements, confidentiality and consent
  • Can demonstrate up to date knowledge, skills and competencies within the multi-agency safeguarding arena



  • Demonstrable experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

City of York Council


West Offices

Station Rise


North Yorkshire


Employer's website

https://www.york.gov.uk/jobs-training/working-council (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Annie Tysall



Date posted

08 October 2021

Pay scheme



£31,339 to £35,754 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

West Offices

Station Rise


North Yorkshire


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