This Vacancy has closed.
Sessional Health Visitor
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 576
  • Published: Tue 16/11/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/11/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Vacancy Location

More Information

More about this employer

Sessional Health Visitor

Health Visitor - bank/sessional working shifts at hourly rates £20.10 - £24.95*
£20.10 - £21.77 (Band 6) / £23.37 - £24.95 (Band 7)*
*rates are inclusive of the high cost area supplement - offer of hourly rate will be made based on current banding, experience and skill set.

About Us

Newham is an incredibly diverse borough with a very young population and is experiencing considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy. There are over 86,000 children and young people in Newham and we want each of them to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.

This sessional post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, who was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service after we assumed direct responsibility for providing School Nursing services, Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in 2017. Therefore our Brighter Futures directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Childrens Health Service.

We have a stable and permanent management team in the Childrens Health Service and are now recruiting experienced Health Visitors to join our pool of sessional staff to support our Health Visiting Teams.

The Children's Health 0-19 service had their CQC inspection in 2019 and rated Good in all areas.

The Job

The role will provide a health visiting service to all children and their families based on the national 4, 5, 6 health visiting model and evidenced by the Healthy Child Programme 0-5 years (HCP).

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing health promotion and public health programmes in accordance with identified needs, local and National directives. They will be able to develop, implement and evaluate health plans in response to the identified needs of the individual, family and community in partnership with clients. To ensure reports are prepared for and participate in child protection conferences, Team around the family, Neighbourhood Acting meetings, court attendances and multi-agency planning meetings as required.

Further information regarding the role can be found in the job description.

The successful candidate must;

·       Be a registered Nurse

·       Hold a Specialist Community Public Nurse Qualification - Health Visitor

·       Hold a current NMC registration.

·       Be able to assess effectively, manage risk and plan in an outcome focused way.

·       Be confident in delivering and willing to improve upon effective direct work interventions with families.

·       Remain focused on your own continuous professional development.

·       Strive to share learning and collaborate with practitioners and multi-agency partners to achieve outcomes for children and their families.

Our offer -

We recognise that delivery of quality services to the community depends on a healthy, well-motivated workforce, we are therefore able to offer;

  • Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios. Employee wellbeing programmes. HEART values and behaviours.
  • Money Matters: Competitive hourly rates
  • Support with Learning & Development


For further information, please contact

Please note shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within two-four weeks of the advert closing date, so please ensure you check your inbox and junk folders. Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Zoom or MS Teams.

Previous candidates need not apply

Closing Date: 28th November 2021

Please see Health Visitor Job Description

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

 Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

 In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.