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Job summary

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Health Visiting
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
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Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
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12-18 Lennard Road
per annum pro rata incl of HCAS
07/02/2023 23:59

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Team leader/Specialist Interest Lead for teams of Champions

Band 7

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

Team Leader Post and Specialist  Interest lead for  teams of Champions –

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)

Full time/Part time positions

‘Community based, child and family focused, corporate team with safe working’

We are looking for dynamic forward thinking band 7 leaders to augment the innovations already begun in Croydon.

We have remodelled and been able to extend our Band 7 leadership team .

Are you an experienced Health Visitor looking to develop in a leadership role and managing clearly defined and safe corporate caseloads whilst supporting a specialist interest area.

We offer 7 specialist areas closely aligned to the 6 High Impact Areas of the HCP of which we are currently seeking innovative and strong Band 7 leaders.  This model is unique within London and offers an incredible opportunity to work at band 7 level within Health Visiting and a specialist area while holding a caseload. You will join and be actively leading with colleagues to ‘Champion’ across the borough, for example:

  1. Team leadership and corporate governance, data management and audit
  2. Complex needs, SEND,
  3. Safeguarding children
  4.  Inequalities , including Homeless health
  5. Practice Education and Facilitation
  6. Infant feeding, healthy weight and nutrition.
  7. Maternal mental health; Perinatal Infant mental health,

Main duties of the job


Team leader/Specialist Interest Lead for teams of Champions

Croydon Health Visiting is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the borough's children, young people and families through a commissioned contract with London Borough of Croydon. The service is seeking strong and enthusiastic leaders to continue the service development and improvement through leadership and innovation.

If you have at least 3 years experience as a health visitor, have experience of managing change, if you are quality focused we want to hear from you.

Interview date: TBC

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role .

For further information on the role , kindly contact: 

Agnes Matturi

Operational Lead, Health Visiting.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

12-18 Lennard Road

Croydon CR9 2RS

Telephone: 0208 274 6505 / mob 07721010965

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • SCPHN Qualification (Health Visitor)
  • Registered Nurse
  • At least 3 years experience as a health visitor
  • evidence of continuous professional development
  • Practice Supervisor/ Practice Assessor
Desirable criteria
  • educated to masters or willingness to work towards

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential criteria
  • Experience of implementing evidence based practice
  • Experience of line managing staff
  • Experience of managing service change
  • Experience of the delivery of Healthy Child Programme
  • Significant knowledge of safeguarding policy
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of commisioning and KPIs


Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the current priorities for health visiting
  • Experience of working with families regarding safeguarding
  • Experience of caseload management

Skills and Abilites

Essential criteria
  • Ability to facilitate and lead team development
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to manage complex situations
Desirable criteria
  • Presentation Skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Agnes Matturi
Job title
Operational Lead, Health Visiting
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