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Head of Service for Health Visiting (Central)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Registered Nurse/Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)
NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
19/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

Job Title:      Head of Health Visiting service (Central)

Grade:          Band 8a 

Salary:         £42,414 - £49,969 per annum

Hours:          up to 37.5 hours per week (minimum 30hrs)

Contract:      Permanent post

Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) Children’s Community Health services are seeking to appoint an innovative practitioner to the post of Head of Health Visiting service (Central)

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing professional leadership and developmental support for all Health Visiting staff working within the Central area of the city with a citywide thematic leadership around the Healthy Child Programme and additionally will work closely with the other 2 Heads of Health Visiting (North & South) to effectively manage the City Wide Health Visiting service.

You will be a Registered Nurse/Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) with extensive recent community experience. You must also hold a first level degree or equivalent in a health care related subject and demonstrate substantial operational experience of working within a Health Visiting Service at a senior level.

This post will afford an ideal opportunity for you to influence the strategic development of the HV service in Manchester and will enable you to demonstrate strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. You should be an advocate for the evidenced based Healthy Child Programme and be able to evidence your experiences of interagency / partnership working as applied in Manchester’s Early Years Delivery Model. You will also need a thorough understanding of local and national developments and proposals within the MLCO and Children’s Community Health Services

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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

For informal enquiries please contact Karen Fishwick, Lead Nurse or Tracey Forster, Lead Manager on 0161 946 9442

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