Student Health Visitor - COVID-19 in London

Job description

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 666,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Student Health Visitor post

Location: Within the Health visiting Teams in Lewisham.

Full Time – Fixed term one year

A training opportunity to qualify as a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) is now open to all qualified Nurses and Midwives; funding made available from Health Education England.

Are you a qualified Nurse or Midwife who is keen to develop your career by undertaking a BSC Hons/Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)?

Are you eager to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the public health approach to reducing health inequalities developing universal services with a targeted approach to those children and families with the greatest need? This is an exciting time to be considering a career in Health Visiting with Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust.

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS trust provides an excellent learning environment for students, supported by practice teachers with the vast majority of our successful students taking up post with us upon qualifying. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust provides additional bespoke training to our permanent staff such as attachment assessment, millpond sleep training, freedom programme, Unicef breast feeding training, MECSH training and perinatal mental health training which is available to all health visitor students. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust health visiting service is known for its excellent support and supervision; 1:1 supervision, safeguarding supervision and newly qualified preceptorship ( group and peer supervision) which prepares students for the realities of practice.

We are inviting qualified nurses and midwives to apply for this sponsored training with Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust at either LSBU or Greenwich University to complete their BSc (level 6/7) in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and qualify as a Health Visitor.

The course commences January 2021 – January 2022 at Greenwich University. As a student you will work under the direction of a Community Practice Teacher/ Practice Assessor. Applicants must have 240 credits (at least 120 at level 5) to complete BSc. The post is subject to Occupational Health clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

Numeracy and literacy assessment

Candidates applying for sponsorship may be required to complete an in-house assessment (numeracy and literacy assessment). Successful applicants will be provided with a date to attend for this, which may be after the interview date.

If you are successfully shortlisted, interviews will take place on Thurs 22.10.20 or Mon 26.10.20.

Closing date: 13.10.20

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date.

Late applications will not be considered.

Candidates are required to hold a full UK driving license and have access to a car.



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.

Previous applicants need not apply again.

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 e: mails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.


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Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required
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