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Health visiting Operational lead

Band 8a

Main area
Health Visiting
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
199-4581090-RB-SS-Y
Site
Croydon Health Services
Town
Croydon
Salary
£53,703 - £59,796 per annum inc HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
04/10/2022 23:59

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

 

Job overview

Can you demonstrate our core values of   Respectful, Safe, Compassionate and Professional. 

Do you share in our ambition to create high quality compassionate care for children and families ? If so Croydon is the place for you. 

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 a strong and enthusiastic leader to continue the service development and improvement through leadership and innovation.

To lead and directly line manage  team leaders as well as specialist health visitors within a  defined  Planning area and ensure the delivery of a safe, effective Health Visiting service.  To  support Health visitors (HVs) to help to empower parents to make decisions that affect their family’s health and wellbeing and improving the health outcomes of populations and reducing inequalities by offering clinical and operational leadership and direct line management.  To identify and address risks, escalating as required. To work with the head of service in ensuring the service is able to deliver its  families  commissioned contract with London Borough of Croydon.

If you have at least 4 years experience as  a health visiting team leader, have experience of managing change, familiar with current safeguarding children legislation and   are quality focused we want to hear from you.

 

Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Health visiting Operational lead

Band 8a

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest population in London and continues to grow. 

Are you an enthusiastic, highly motivated innovative and passionate about children and young people, then you are the perfect choice for Croydon. 

We are looking for the right individual who has the skills and experience of working within children's services at a senior level. The ability to build effective working relationships with partners and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders. The capability to excel in building relationships, develop a clear vision for and when leading staff, project management and a strong focus on delivering improvements is vital. 

The successful candidate should have a clear purpose on improving outcomes for the children, families and communities of Croydon. The need to address health inequalities through health promotion, prevention and early intervention. 

The post holder will support the Head of Public Health Nursing and the other Operational leads to set the strategic direction for public health nursing and in the transformation of  our services.

Interview date will be 5th April 2022

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced team leader who is ready  to take the next step in their career and become an operational lead in health visiting services. 

The postholder is responsible for leading and managing the work of the health visiting team leaders. This includes providing one to one line management support and ensuring adherence to Croydon's policies and procedures.   

You will work with the head of service to ensure  safe and effective delivery of the healthy child programme that is of high quality to children and families in Croydon. 

You will  act as a role model  and demonstrate the organisations core values. Compassionate leadership is essential in this role, along with flexibility to embrace change.

Person specification

qualification

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered
  • Registered Nurse
  • SCPHN qualified
  • Experience of working in the community in health visiting or school nursing of at least 5 years
  • Experience of leading and managing a skill mix team of at least 3 years
  • Knowledge of current and national 0-5 public health agenda
  • knowledge of risk management
  • Skills in budget management
  • Knowledge of and experience in managing complex safeguarding issues
  • Experience in developing quality metrics
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership or project management skills
  • Knowledge of change management strategies
  • Demonstrate core values of CHS
  • Skills or an interest in research

qualification

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered
  • Registered Nurse
  • SCPHN qualified
  • Experience of working in the community in health visiting or school nursing of at least 5 years
  • Experience of leading and managing a skill mix team of at least 3 years
  • Knowledge of current and national 0-5 public health agenda
  • knowledge of risk management
  • Skills in budget management
  • Knowledge of and experience in managing complex safeguarding issues
  • Experience in developing quality metrics
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership or project management skills
  • Knowledge of change management strategies
  • Demonstrate core values of CHS
  • Skills or an interest in research

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Juliette Penney
Job title
Head Of Public Health Nursing
Email address
juliette.penney@nhs.net
Telephone number
07901 510825
Additional information

For informal discussions/enquiries please contact:

Juliette Penney Head of Public Health Nursing

juliette.penney@nhs.net Tel. 07901 510825