Exciting new role with the Institute of Health Visiting – iHV Continuing Professional Development Lead

Are you:

  • An experienced health visitor with experience of leading continuous professional development in health visiting and 0-5 public health practice?
  • Are you knowledgeable about technology enhanced learning?
  • An excellent communicator, motivated to lead the development and delivery of training programmes to improve practice and professional development?

If yes, then come join us.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Institute of Health Visiting, the leading Centre of Excellence for health visiting, as the new iHV Continuing Professional Development Lead to support the future development of the iHV’s highly rated training programmes and new online learning resources. Provision of national training is an important function of the work undertaken by the Institute and provides important income for the iHV which is a charity.

We are seeking applicants for this brand-new senior position at the iHV. The successful applicant will have a track record of leading the design, development, delivery and evaluation of sustainable blended learning programmes to meet the learning needs of health visitors, their team and the wider early years workforce.

This post will work closely with the iHV Head of Projects & Evaluation and iHV Head of Training to lead the development of our iHV LEARN platform as part of ongoing development and delivery of sustainable and high-quality continuing professional development for the workforce.

As the iHV Continuing Professional Development Lead, you will:

  • Work in a matrix way across all departments at the iHV and with external stakeholders to ensure that we achieve our aim of delivering excellence in health visiting through the training and CPD offered
  • Lead on an important programme of technology-enhanced learning to broaden CPD opportunities offered to the workforce
  • Deliver key training programmes, maintaining and refreshing the current programme materials as needed, as well as developing new programmes for future delivery

This post will suit candidates:

  • Educated to masters level, or equivalent, and registered as a professional educator with the NMC, with a recognised qualification in training and education
  • With significant personal drive who are competent and confident in the use of technology as a means to enhance learning now and in the future
  • Seeking to work at a national level alongside an innovative and energetic team

Applications close:  9am Friday 10 March 2023
Interviews: Monday 27 March 2023

For further information or an informal conversation about this post please contact Philippa Bishop, iHV Head of Training – [email protected]

A bit about us – Institute of Health Visiting

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), established in 2012, is an independent charity, professional body, and Centre of Excellence – established to strengthen the quality and consistency of health visiting practice, so that health visitors can effectively respond to the health needs of all babies, children, families, and communities enabling them to achieve their optimum level of health, thereby reducing inequalities. The core focus of its work is on education, research, quality improvement and developing leadership in health visiting.

The iHV is a UK-wide organisation with a web-based Centre of Excellence for health visitors (www.ihv.org.uk).

Our values – we believe that:

  • Improving public health outcomes for babies, children, families, and communities is at the heart of health visiting practice
  • When appropriately resourced, health visiting provides a vital infrastructure of support that is central to improving public health outcomes and to reducing inequalities in health
  • Ensuring the highest standards of education, research and practice means that health visitors can deliver a world-class service
  • Health visiting leaders flourish in an environment of academic and professional excellence.

We are fully committed to the active promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything that we do. We want to enable an organisational culture that values diversity and we are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination.

New government funding of £210 million for NHS nurses to improve their training and skills should be expanded to cover public health workers, such as health visitors and school nurses, councils say.

Institute of Health Visiting. Library Photography. Picture: Cleverbox / www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

Offering greater training and upskilling opportunities would also encourage more people into nursing and to stay in the profession for longer, at a time when the sector is experiencing severe problems in recruitment and retention.