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Specialist Health Visitor for Homeless Families

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Speicalist Health Visitor
NHS AfC: Band 7
6 month Secondment
22.5 hours per week
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Chorlton Health Centre
£33,222 - £43,041 p.a (pro rata)
24/02/2019 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

Specialist Health Visitor for Homeless Families,

Band 7 

1x 6 month secondment: 0.6 wte post

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 the team and help us do this.

You are invited apply to join a specialist team of health visitors who work with families living in temporary accommodation in Manchester. This city wide role requires working intensively with highly complex families, to improve outcomes for children.


You will need to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in providing Health Visiting services for children and be confident in taking on a leadership role within the multiagency team.


You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and extensive experience and knowledge of safeguarding. Using skills of critical analysis, you will be able to assess needs, address problems and empower parents to engage in activities that promote positive wellbeing and improve health outcomes.


Children with additional needs require you to work closely with other professionals, including staff within the health visiting team, as well as other allied professionals from the wider multi-agency team. Your input and assessments will contribute to vital decision-making at universal partnership-plus level.


You will be required to practice within the MFT Nursing Values Framework and the Children and Young People’s Nursing Vision. This involves placing Children’s Community Services as a beacon of excellence, for health visiting practice both at a local and national level.

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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

If you are currently a practicing Health Visitor looking for a new challenge or ready for the next step then please contact:

Maria Graham - Team Lead Tel: 0161 223 4193

Or Ethna Dillon -Head of Service Tel: 0161-946-9418

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 5989