Health Visitor

NHS Shetland
£30,401 - £44,688
20 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019

Health Visitor (Ref: 4154)

Band 7 - Salary Range £37,570 - £44,688 per annum pro rata if qualified more than one year

(Band 6 if newly qualified – salary range £30,401 - £38,046 pro-rata)


Part time 33 hours per week

Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,841 per annum

Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 is also available

Are you a Registered Health Visitor or Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) who would like the opportunity to work in a rural community and experience the unique challenges that come from our remote geographical location?

If so, this post could be for you. Based on the Shetland mainland, you will provide a Health Visiting service to families and children who are registered with the local Health Centres. You will also provide health visiting services to residents of more remote islands and this will involved travel by ferry or plane. You will work with families and children from birth up to school entry, encouraging and promoting health and healthy lifestyles in the widest sense through the refreshed Universal Health Visiting Core Programme. There will also be a commitment to work within the wider Health Visiting team to ensure that a comprehensive range of services are delivered to children and families throughout Shetland.  There is a strong history of joint working with other agencies in Shetland to the overall benefit of the child and family and Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) is the framework we utilise for this.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland click the apply button. 

You will hold a valid car driving licence and have access to a car for use in this post.

If you want to know more about this exciting and challenging post, please contact Clare Stiles, Team Leader (Child Health) on 01595 743397 or Kate Kenmure, Children and Families Service Manager on 01595 743009 for an informal discussion.

Closing date:     18th September 2019

Interview date:   17th October 2019                     

Internal Applicants:  if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link: Click here

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following Jobtrain website link:- Click here

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.