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Health Visitor

Band 6

Main area
Health Vistor
Band 6
Part time 22.5 hours per week
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Band 6 £31,365 - £37,890 pro rata per annum
13/07/2020 23:59

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Coaching Academy 

Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

Quality and Safety

We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.

We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care


We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.

We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.


We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.

We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time. 


 Health Visitor

We are looking for innovative and motivated health visitors to join our services in Stockport, either qualified or currently in training for their Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification. We have various hours available on a  permanent contract across the borough. We are keen to hear from anyone that is passionate about public health nursing and is willing to be flexible, and work in new ways. In return we offer a robust package of personal development support, including clinical and safeguarding supervision on a regular basis, action learning sets for newly qualified health visitors, a mentorship scheme and an annual Personal Development Review. We offer a variety of mandatory and role specific courses throughout the year.  We pride ourselves in working through a restorative practice model that support families strengths and provides high challenge, high support when needed to ensure outcomes for children in Stockport are good and excellent.

Stockport Health Visiting service is part of the Women, Children's and Diagnostic business group of Stockport Foundation Trust, and is  integrated with Stockport Council as part of Stockport Family. The service has well established geographical skill mix teams consisting of health visitors, staff nurses, start well coordinators, early years workers and health visitor assistants who together deliver the Healthy Child Programme and Start Well services alongside colleagues in  early years providers, social care, education and GPs and midwives.

These posts are an opportunity to join the service at an exciting time as we continue in our integration with the Stockport Family, working more closely with early years settings and school based services through Team Around the Early Years  and developing multi agency ways of working.

The role requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable and approachable. You will also be required to demonstrate up to date knowledge and understanding of the local and national agenda for children and families and how this will impact on your role as a Health Visitor.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

 If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary.

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.


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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma McDonough - Locality Lead


07738 977220