SSAFA – Health Visitor


Up to £35,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week 

BATUS, Canada 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Health Visitor to join the Health Visiting service at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role 

We are seeking a versatile and experienced Health Visitor to be responsible for the provision of a full time Health Visiting Service within the Primary Health Care team. Together with a Health Visitor Assistant you will be responsible for delivering and developing health visiting within the BATUS Command. The Health Visitor works within an integrated Health Care Team, alongside Medical, Nursing and Health professionals.

A relocation package is available for this role. The role will be fixed term until 31 December 2020.

About the post  

This is a singleton SSAFA post embedded within the primary health care team in BATUS and working alongside Alberta Children’s services.  The post holder will receive regular clinical supervision and support from SSAFA’s Safeguarding and Public Health Lead.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will be a Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, with relevant post qualification experience. Experience of working within a military environment and working with a diverse population would be an advantage.

You will have a good working knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding with the ability to facilitate Safeguarding Training at Level 2 and Level 3. There is a requirement to ensure that children are up to date with immunisations and liaise with local services where necessary. The successful post holder will also provide advice and public health support to children up to the age of 19 years.

You will have experience of working in a remote location, decision making, and audit skills and you will need to be able to work autonomously, as well as being an effective team player.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Jan Dowlen-Gilliland on 00357 25963675 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date: Midnight on 21 August 2019

Interviews: TBC 

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies, you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at

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