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Health Visitor - Oct 2020
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Specialist Public Health Practitioner – Health Visiting

Grade 8:
£34,209 - £41,850 per annum (£43,860 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)
Hours: Full-time, 36 hours per week, but applications for part-time / flexible working are welcomed.
Contract status: Permanent contract
Location: Sutton Children’s Centres

About us
The London Borough of Sutton is part of an alliance of local providers which includes Epsom and St Helier’s NHS Trust, the Sutton GP Federation and South West London & St Georges MH Trust. This is known as the Sutton Health and Care (SHC) Alliance. Together we want to improve local services for adults and children by joining up health and social care provision across organisational boundaries. The SHC Alliance is already starting to deliver innovative services in Sutton that are providing joined-up care. The first of these is Sutton Health and Care at Home which went live in April 18.
We now have an opportunity to improve local services for our children, focusing in particular on improving school readiness, mental health and wellbeing and SEND provision.

From April 1st 2019, health visiting and school nursing services will be delivered in house by the London Borough of Sutton, as part of the SHC. We want these services to work more closely with other Council services, such as Children’s Centres and Early Help, and with other children’s services across the Alliance.

Situated in Zone 5, Sutton is less than 30 minutes by train from central London, and south and south west London are easily accessible by public transport. There are 10 train stations which serve key neighbourhoods within the borough providing direct connections to London Victoria, London Bridge, London Blackfriars and St Pancras International. Sutton also has direct rail connections with Epsom, Dorking, Guildford and Horsham, as well as Wimbledon for an interchange with the London Underground and West Croydon for the London Overground. There’s also an extensive road network which provides close and easy access to the M25 and M23.

About the role
This is an exciting time to join our health visiting service.
Our new Healthy Child Programme will improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities for children, young people and their families in Sutton.
We are looking for staff to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and who want to be part of the changing landscape of children’s services in the borough.
We welcome applications from newly qualified or experienced health visitors.

About you
You will need:
• to be a Registered Nurse / Midwife and a Health Visitor and ideally hold a mentor and nurse prescribing qualification
• experience of working in partnership across boundaries
• a good understanding and practice of safeguarding
• the ability to work autonomously

Our offer
You will be employed by the Council on comparable terms and conditions to the NHS, and you will have access to the NHS Pension Scheme subject to criteria.

We can offer you a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition strongly encouraged here in Sutton, and you'll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
In we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from our Children’s Centres, whilst on the move, and at home following the introduction of Google Chromebooks, Apps and technology, which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.
We also offer a huge variety of staff benefits including:

● 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
● Flexi-time (applicable up to grade 9 only)
● Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
● Comprehensive learning and development programme
● Interest free season ticket loans
● Local Government Pension Scheme
● Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
● Subsidised gym membership

For further information contact Maria Mockett at or 07742400545 

Please apply online. Please ensure you refer to the Role Profile  when completing your supporting statement.

Closing date for applications – 1 November 2020
Interview date(s) –TBC

The London Borough of Sutton is Disability Confident Committed.  We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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