Job Description

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

We are looking for a Community Staff Nurse in the Health Visiting Team to join our award-winning service in Somerset. Using your lived experience, you will be able to get involved in service development and share ideas and best practice.

You must be an NMC registered Nurse or Midwife and an interest of holistically addressing the health needs of children aged 0-5 years and their families.

  • The salary for this post is in line with Agenda for Change Band 5, which has a current salary range of £25,655 – £31,534 (£20,467 – £25,162 pro rata).
  • 30 hours per week
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme, Subject to meeting certain criteria, or Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

If you want to get to know our team, come and visit us or learn more about the role, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact:

Helen Stairs on 07976 695693 or

A bit about the Public Health Nursing Team

In Somerset we have continued to re-shape the way Health Visitors work and our experience gained throughout the pandemic, has enabled us to build on innovative practices to keep delivering the Healthy Child Programme, holistically meeting family’s needs. This has been achieved by working collaboratively with our partner agencies and building community capacity.

We are a team with a strong Public Health Focus committed to improving the health and well-being of our children and families in Somerset using good leadership skills and a sound knowledge base in safeguarding and child protection processes.

In addition, we offer:

  • Flexible, family friendly working patterns
  • Prioritised superb Safeguarding, Clinical, and Restorative supervision
  • The opportunity to fulfil your leadership role within the team
  • Continuing Professional Development opportunities
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Additional information

Applicants must have a full valid driving licence and have access to a car for work. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010.

In this customer facing role you will need to speak Fluent English.

This job requires a criminal background check (DBS) via the disclosure procedure.

Click here to apply – Somerset County Council