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Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital, Cairnview Road, Silverglades, Aviemore, PH22 1AJ
£35,884 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title:        Trainee Health Visitor
Location:          Nairn
37.5 hours per week
£35,884 (Trainee rate for one year):
£40,872 - £47,746 p.a. (Qualified rate)

Contact Person: Lorna Renwick Tel: 01463 702296, E-mail: 

Job Purpose: We are currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated, trainee Health Visitor to join the Inverness Health Visiting team.  The post is full time – 37.5 hours.  You will work for The Highland Council with Agenda for Change terms and conditions.  You will undertake a Masters/MSc, Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years Practice Health Visiting.

Evidence demonstrates the importance of prevention, early identification and intervention throughout the early years of life.  Health Visitors have a significant public health role to play in relation to individuals, families and communities by providing critical support to all children under five years of age.  You will identify health needs as early as possible and improve health and wellbeing by promoting health, preventing ill health and reducing inequalities.

You will visit families in their own homes and provide health advice and support to empower parents to care for their children.  Your health visiting practice will primarily be based on the Universal Health Visiting Pathway underpinned by GIRFEC and the National Practice Model.

Although your focus of health visiting will be on young children, you will have to build a relationship with the whole family.  After successfully completing your training, you will be a caseload holder, you will have to engage with families to discover and build on their strengths. It will also be your responsibility to understand their concerns and health needs and deal with it in a safe and supportive manner.

Once qualified, you will be working as an autonomous practitioner with families, young children and vulnerable individuals, means you must be approachable, friendly and have excellent communication skills.  There may be very difficult cases, so you need to be able to deal with stress and challenges.  Time management and organisational skills are also essential.

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting the post reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

If you require assistance to complete and application form please email mark for attention of Kim/Fiona.

The Highland Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing within the workplace.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated.  Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Registered nurse or midwife at degree level.