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Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner - Health Visiting

Band 5

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£26,220 to £30,112 per annum (paypoint 20 to 23)
06/09/2020 23:59
Interview date

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to offer suitable applicants, an exciting opportunity to develop their career by undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)/Health Visiting.


This is run as a joint programme between Oxford Health and Oxford Brookes University.

It is a Masters course with study at level 7. Your personal statement should reflect your ability to articulate ideas to an academic standard of degree level (level 6).

Applicants must be Registered Nurses or midwives with an interest in addressing the health needs of children and families.

Applicants must also be holders of a valid driving licence and have access to a car for the duration of the training.

The course commences in January 2021 and is being offered on a full time basis only.

Please ensure that you indicate if you have commenced the course previously in another University and the reason you did not complete the course.

Can you please write a 900 word personal statement exploring why you wish to be a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) and link this to the evidence base in relation to:

The leadership skills and personal attributes required to be a SCPHN (Health Visitor).


When completing the personal statement please ensure that you include the following criteria:

Evidence your passion and inspiration for the role of / Health Visiting SCPHN referring to the Person Specification for this role and include evidence of the criteria expected. Please also incorporate the 6 C's.

The discussion should be linked to the theme requested.

Demonstrate your ability to articulate at level 6 and reference using the Harvard Referencing System (referencing key statements and literature) to indicate academic ability.
900 word limit (plus or minus 10%) - please state word count.

Health Visiting/SCPHN training is a significant investment by Oxford Health FT Trust. 

If you voluntarily leave the Trust or move internally to a role that does not require the training or qualification, within 1 year of the date of the course completion, you will be required to repay the cost of the training according to a sliding repayment scale.

The organisation operates a sliding repayment scale, so that the amount you are required to pay is reduced by one twelfth at monthly intervals. Once you have completed 1 years’ service from the date of completion of the training you will not be required to repay any of the costs of the training should you voluntarily leave the Trusts employment. 

The Trust reserves the right on the employees resignation to require him/ her to repay the employer for the training costs that he/she owes by deduction from the final salary payment’’

Please note the interview days will be 23/09/2020 or 24/09/2020 at Oxford Brookes University.

Own car or access to alternative travel for business use is essential.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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 require further information or to talk to a Community Practice Assessor please contact:

Tracy Brader Tel: 07785 371282

Sandy D'Amon Tel: 07769 702867

Lindsay Booth Tel: 07766 997836

Alison Matthews Tel: 07824 519714

Detailed information about the course can be found on Oxford Brookes University website.