Student Health Visitor
Sussex Community NHS Trust - Brighton

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Sussex Community NHS Trust is committed to paying all our staff the Living Wage. This is an hourly wage rate that ensures working people on the lowest incomes achieve a decent standard of living for them and their families. We are the first NHS organisation in Sussex to have been granted accreditation as a ‘Living Wage Employer’.

Staff working in the South East Coast Region will be given priority consideration for vacancies if they are at risk of redundancy.

A fully funded training opportunity to qualify as a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) is now open to all qualified Nurses and Midwives.

Starting in September 2014, you will be given a fixed term contract with Sussex Community NHS Trust to undertake a one year full-time or two year part time course to complete the BSc/PGDip/MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course (Health Visiting) at the University of Brighton.

Sponsorship will be paid at Band 5 salary to a maximum point 20; no incremental uplift is paid for duration of this training contract. Successful completion of the course will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC register, an NMC recordable qualification, and eligibility to apply for a post as a health visitor.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must complete both the on-line NHS Jobs application form and University application form - following the steps below: 1) Complete the on-line NHS Jobs application 2) Go to brighton.ac.uk/snm/ and complete the university application

*Please note that we are unable to shortlist applicants who have not sent in a University application form

Please note that you will work between BrightonUniversity and a clinical placement within the Brighton & Hove area. Correspondence relating to this vacancy will usually be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will also be requested electronically; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees. Interviews will be held on Monday 19th May.

The interview will consist of a group discussion followed by a formal interview.

If you are selected for interview you will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date.

When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.

Please indicate under "supporting information" if you have a disability and wish to be considered for shortlisting in line with our 2 ticks commitments and/or if you have any particular requirements to enable you to participate in the selection process. Please insert "I wish to apply under the 2 ticks scheme".

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your e: mails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

If you are successful in your application for this post you will be expected to attend the Trust's Corporate Induction which takes place at the Trust’s headquarters at Brighton General Hospital. This will give you a real opportunity to meet other colleagues starting at the same time. As well as this it will provide you with an informative session on the Trust, its values and mission along with an opportunity to meet key individuals such as our Chief Executive. Start dates will be made available to you during the selection process.

Working towards equality.

A no smoking policy is operated.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit) 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. The UK Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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