Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 526,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

Student Health Visitor post

Location: Within the Health visiting Teams in Lewisham.

Full Time – Fixed term one year

A training opportunity to qualify as a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) is now open to all qualified Nurses and Midwives; funding made available from Health Education England. 

Are you a qualified Nurse or Midwife who is keen to develop your career by undertaking a BSC Hons/Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)?

Are you eager to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the public health approach to reducing health inequalities developing universal services with a targeted approach to those children and families with the greatest need? This is an exciting time to be considering a career in Health Visiting with Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust.

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS trust provides an excellent learning environment for students, supported by practice teachers with the vast majority of our successful students taking up post with us upon qualifying. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust provides additional bespoke training to our permanent staff such as attachment assessment, millpond sleep training, freedom programme, Unicef breast feeding training, MECSH training and perinatal mental health training which is available to all health visitor students. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust health visiting service is known for its excellent support and supervision; 1:1 supervision, safeguarding supervision and newly qualified preceptorship ( group and peer supervision) which prepares students for the realities of practice.

Closing date: 23/05/21

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications; we may choose to close at an earlier date.

Late applications will not be considered.

If you are successfully shortlisted, interviews will take place on 28th or 29th June 2021 VIA Zoom

Candidates are required to hold a full UK driving license and have access to a car.



Please note that the as part of the application process for non-medical roles, you will need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

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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