SCPHN Student Health Visitors and School Nurses

Job Introduction

Virgin Care changes lives through transforming health and care.  We have got 15 years experience of developing and delivering innovative community services that have made a positive difference to millions of people across the country.

As well as the main duties, we are an organisation of more than 5000 professionals and experts, with hundreds of years of health service and care experience between us working together to change lives and transform health and care.  We have 3 values which help us stand out from the crowd, not just because there is only 3, but because they are unique to who we are.  They are our moral compass and define the way we Think, Care and Do our bit.

As a Health Visitor or School Nurse you will join a team who are focused on clinical excellence.  Your days will be rewarding and varied and include offering support to children and families and empowering them to reach their full potential.


At Virgin Care we have created a working environment where everyone can really feel the difference.


Virgin Care Essex are looking for dynamic nurses and midwives who have the right qualities and values to train for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Health Visitor or School Nurse. These include effective communication skills to support and empower families and young people, while being professional at all times with partner agencies, being a flexible and reliable team player with the ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload and an approach suited to community working. 

Main Responsibility

The training is a full-time course (50% theory and 50% practice) combining the study and clinical learning in both university and practice placements.  The course is at level 7 and is delivered by Anglia Ruskin University commencing January 2022.  The university will provide the theoretical knowledge and skills to ensure high quality, evidence-based assessment, delivery and evaluation of care in relation to child/family need and will include the protection of children.  Practice placements are across the 4 quadrants in Essex and are facilitated by practice supervisors and assessors within our health family teams and integrated children's services.

The Ideal Candidate


Entry requirements for the programme are:

- either a degree in nursing or midwifery or an advanced diploma

- ability to travel across Essex to meet both the educational and clinical requirements of the course

- essential to be a car owner and driver

- you will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel


On successful completion of the course the post holder will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor/School Nurse).


Interviews will be held on 19th, 21st and 22nd October at Anglia Ruskin University.  Candidates will be expected to be avaialble for the whole day for interview.  Candidates will firstly complete a numeracy and literacy test set by the university.  If you are successful in passing these you will be seen for face to face interview.  Successfully shortlisted candidates will be sent a reading list to assist you in preparing for interview.


If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Hannah Latchfield Learning Environment Lead

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Health Visitor or School nurse working within Virgin Care, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

- Access to Virgin Tribe - our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premier offers and discount off all Virgin products including flights, holidays, gyms and media, along with regular competitions and giveaways

- Access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including; counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters

- We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them.  No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go

- A committed learning and development team who work closely with universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support you progression

- Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development

- Innovative forward thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work.  You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive you initiative locally to benefit our patients and service users

- Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual Ask Our Executives event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives 

About the Company

Virgin Care partner with the NHS and local authorities, providing high quality care for more than 1 million people each year up and down the country. We are an ambitious, forward thinking and passionate company who strive to make a real difference to people and our colleagues. We re-invest all of the money we earn to improve the experience, deliver ambitious transformations and empower all of our colleagues to make the changes, no matter how big or small, that make a real difference. 

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications. 

As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all. 

Virgin Care is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

Virgin Care Limited, its subsidiary companies and the Virgin Care LLPs are part of the Virgin Group and provide publicly funded health and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website’s privacy policy. 


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