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Health Visitor CV Example + Template (2024 Guide)

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 21 Dec 2023

As a health visitor, you will be working with families to promote their health and well-being. You will mainly provide support, advice and guidance to parents who have new babies until the child reaches the school-starting age of 5 years old.

There are limited vacancies for this specialist role so you will need to have a strong health visitor CV to stand out from the crowd and impress the employer.

Use this comprehensive guide to write your perfect CV and secure an interview for this rewarding job!

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CV example

Tip: Use the CV template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Lauren Springer

922 Alexander Road
Mob: 079 2361 9982       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile

I am a highly motivated, outgoing and dedicated Health Visitor with a passion for supporting and helping people from all ages and a variety of backgrounds. I have worked for more than two years of providing excellent service to patients in hospitals, GP surgeries, families’ homes and community clinics. My greatest passion in life is to help people, and I get great satisfaction from seeing the positive change that I make in people’s lives; particularly in giving young children the best possible start in life.

  • Volunteer Nurse, 2015
  • Graduated from University in the 10% of students by grade, 2015
  • President of Nursing Society, 2013

2013 – 2016BSc (Hons) NursingUniversity of NottinghamGrade achieved: 2:1

Relevant Modules:

  • Public Health and Child Development
  • Principles of Children’s Nursing
  • Person-Centred Nursing Practice (Foundations)
  • Personal and Professional Development

2011 – 2013
Results: Psychology: A Sociology: A English: B
A LevelsHigh Pavement Sixth Form
2004 – 2011
Results: 10 GCSEs at Grades A*-C.
GCSEsNottingham Girls High School

Work experience
Aug 2016 – PresentHealth Visitor         NHS, Sandwell

Main duties performed:

  • Assisting parents in the upbringing of their young children
  • Tracking the child’s growth and development milestones
  • Offering support to new mothers as part of the NHS post-natal support service
  • Encouraging parents to participate in Child Immunisation programmes
  • Providing feeding and nutrition advice
  • Supporting children with special needs
  • Working with people who may have mental health issues or depression
  • Organising events for members of the public including clinics or drop-in centres
  • Regularly liaising with midwives, teachers, community nurses, GPs, paediatricians, consultants and other interdisciplinary teams
  • Working closely with other agencies such as housing and social services
  • Reporting any reasons for concern to the relevant child protection bodies
  • Regularly visiting patients to ensure that they are looked after properly

Mar 2015 – Jul 2015Student Nurse           NHS, Sandwell

Main duties performed:

  • Managing and completing both practical and theoretical university work
  • Working and shadowing professionals within a hospital environment
  • Developing communication, organisational and people skills
  • Administer routine medicine if and when required
  • Assessing patient’s symptoms and advising accordingly
  • Conducting medical history check through interviews and research
  • Carrying out general admin duties (answering calls, sending emails, photocopying and printing, booking appointments, etc)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Medical Administration
  • Training in Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • Running clinics, antenatal classes and parenting, playing and weaning groups
  • Fully trained in child accident prevention and dealing with postnatal depression
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Expert knowledge in behavioural management techniques
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and related computer programs


I am an active member of my local football society and have recently been voted Captain of my team. Not only does this give me the opportunity to keep fit and healthy, but it is also an excellent way to make new friends and develop my communication skills outside of a work environment.


Mrs Joanne Randall
Manager, NHS
Address: 2 King Rd, Cornwall, CI48 4UY
Tel: 0873 1157 9268
Email: [email protected]
Mr Luke Sanderson
Supervisor, NHS
Address: 4 St Pauls Rd, Kent, KU8 3YE
Tel: 0778 7546 9887
Email: [email protected]

Please note: the above CV Example is presented in the UK format and layout.




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How to structure and format your CV

  • Adopt a standard CV structure: A typical CV structure contains the following sections in order; personal details, personal profile, achievements, employment, education, skills, hobbies and references. It’s a good idea to stick to this well-known CV format because employers are familiar with it. As employers only tend to spend around 30 seconds reading each CV, an unconventional CV structure will make it harder for them to find the important information that they need.
  • Use an appropriate CV heading: Many applicants make the mistake of using “CV” or “Curriculum Vitae” as the heading of their CVs. Instead, the main heading of your CV should be your name, written in bold letters and centred on the page.
  • Use short sentences and bullet points: It is well-known that employers tend to scan CVs rather than read them in great detail. You should break down the long paragraphs of your CV into easily digestible pieces of information by using short paragraphs, short sentences and bullet points. This will improve the scannability and readability of your CV and ensure that none of your important information is missed by the employer when they review your CV.
  • Use a professional font: With hundreds of fonts to choose from, you may be wondering which font is the best for your CV. Our recommendation is to choose a font that is professional, easy to read and mainstream. Any font that meets these criteria, such as Verdana, Times New Roman, Georgia, Ariel and Helvetica, is an excellent choice. Fancy fonts, such as handwriting fonts, are a big no-no.
  • Don’t use logos or images on your CV: A standard CV should not contain any images, logos, graphics or photographs. Also, limit the use of colour on your CV.

How to write a health visitor CV (step-by-step guide)

Personal details

The first part of your CV contains your personal information and contact details.

Details you should include in this section:

  • Your name
  • Address (read this if you have concerns about privacy)
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • LinkedIn profile (if you have one)

Personal details not to include on your CV:

  • Date of birth
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • National insurance number
  • Nationality
  • Ashley Collins
  • 342 Newgate Street, York, Y34 2MD
  • Mob: 07978377221       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile

The next part of your CV will contain a short introductory paragraph known as your personal profile statement. It briefly informs the employer about your personal characteristics, experience and abilities.

Studies have shown that employers read an applicant’s personal profile in detail before making a decision about their suitability for the job.


  • Keep it short and to the point (3-5 sentences are more than enough).
  • Summarise the reasons that make you a strong candidate for the role.
  • Back up everything you say with facts and figures.

Health visitor CV personal profile

I am a friendly and methodical health visitor with more than 5 years of experience working in various health-related roles in NHS hospitals. I started my career as a nurse providing direct care to patients and then progressed to complete the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting (SCPHN – HV) training programme to become a qualified health visitor. I have worked with more than two hundred families and supported them in all aspects of health and well-being. I take great pride in my work and wish to utilise my skills and abilities to better the lives of other people.


Your achievements or accomplishments are a testimony of your skills, abilities and commitment to succeed in everything you do.

Examples of achievements to include on your CV:

  • Awards received
  • Promotions at work
  • Trained/Educated others
  • Completed important projects on time and within budget
  • Saved time by coming up with efficient methods and tools
  • Important qualifications gained
  • Good results in examinations and tests
  • Elected for leadership roles (project manager, team leader, etc.)

  • Over five years of work experience in the healthcare industry
  • Elected project manager on a number of occasions
  • Ran the marathon (26.2 miles) for charity

Also check out how to write achievements on a CV (+ best examples).

Employment and work experience

The employment section of your CV should contain details of your previous jobs and work experience, such as full-time jobs, part-time jobs, professional placements and voluntary positions.


  • Write in reverse chronological order (most recent job first).
  • Give details of your key responsibilities, duties and achievements.
  • If you have a lot of work experience, you should omit mentioning very old, insignificant or irrelevant jobs. Doing so will keep your CV tidy and organised and free up valuable space for other important information.

January 2021 – PresentHealth visitor         Birmingham Healthcare Centre

Main duties and responsibilities performed:

  • Planned, developed and delivered a range of services for children and their families.
  • Provided information, advice and guidance to families.
  • Supported vulnerable or disabled children and their families.
  • Promoted continued development of the children.
  • Assessed the complex health needs of children and offered appropriate medical recommendations to promote health and prevent harm.
  • Worked together with colleagues for the safeguarding of young children.

Duties to add to your CV

  • Make home visits.
  • Advise new parents on taking care of a baby.
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles, including regular exercise and diet.
  • Promote immunisation and vaccination campaigns.
  • Support children with special needs.
  • Provide emotional support to children, parents and carers.
  • Protect children from injury, harm or abuse.
  • Liaise with other healthcare professionals.

Education and training

The education section, as its name suggests, contains details of your formal educational background and professional training qualifications.

What to include in this section:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • College-level courses such as A-levels and BTECs
  • School-level qualifications such as GCSEs
  • Professional training qualifications

2020 – 2021Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting (SCPHN – HV)The University of Birmingham

Relevant Modules:

  • Developing professional practice for health visiting
  • A public health approach to promoting health and well-being
  • Protecting vulnerable children
  • Developing leadership and management skills for SCPHN
  • 2015-2018 BSc (Hons) Nursing – ChildUniversity of LondonDegree classification: 2:1.

    Relevant Modules:

    • What is nursing?
    • The Foundations of Nursing Practice
    • Clinical Skills
    • Developing Proficiencies for Nursing
    • 2013 – 2015
      Results: Biology (A), Chemistry (B) and Maths (B).
      A-LevelsSummerfield College


The qualifications section contains details of any other qualifications you hold, such as professional training qualifications.

  • Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly – The Skills College


The only reason recruiters hire people is because of the skills, abilities and talents they bring to the organisation. The skills section of your CV should contain a list of your key skills, abilities and competencies that demonstrates to the employer that you have all the required skills and abilities to do the job well.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated in my ability to work with a variety of people from all age groups and walks of life.
  • Excellent organisation skills, demonstrated in my ability to manage a heavy workload and meet tight deadlines
  • Punctuality, demonstrated in attending appointments on time
  • Good knowledge of healthcare, wellbeing and child development

Useful skills to add to your CV

  • Communication and listening skills
  • The ability to win the trust of people
  • The ability to motivate people
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to provide information, advice and guidance (IAG) to families
  • The ability to deal with stressful and challenging situations
  • Filling in forms and writing reports
  • Having an interest in children and public health

More examples of skills to put on your CV.

Hobbies and interests (optional)

The hobbies and interests section can add great value to your CV (if used correctly).

For example, mentioning that you enjoy exercising or going to the gym indicates to the employer that you are a fit and healthy individual who takes care of their health and well-being. This fits perfectly with the role of a health visitor as their job is to promote healthy lifestyles to families.

In my free time, I enjoy going for walks, exercising at the gym and reading non-fiction books to expand my knowledge.


The last section of your CV contains details of your two references, people who know you well and can vouch for you to the employer. One of your references must be your current or former employer, the other can be anyone who has worked with you and knows you well, such as your former manager, teacher, coach, etc.

Ms Claire Summers
Health Visitor Manager, Coventry Hospital
Address: 7 Station Road, Coventry, C2 3GF
Tel: 07663576088
Email: [email protected]
Mr Kane Eastwood
NHS Health Manager, NHS London
Address: 93 Sunny Street, London, L72 1PQ
Tel: 0787435684203
Email: [email protected]

Note: You can write “references are available upon request” if you do not wish to write your references on your CV. Check out this article for more information and the pros and cons of writing your references on your CV.

Tips to make your CV more effective

  • Focus on your skills and abilities: Studies have shown that skills-focused CVs are better received by employers than duties-focused CVs. You can include your skills in many parts of your CV such as in the personal profile, employment and skills sections. Always back up your skills with real-life examples and situations.
  • Working with children: As a health visitor, you will be working with and around young children most of the time. You should make clear on your CV that you love working with children and that you want to make a positive impact on them at these crucial moments of their lives.
  • Travelling: You will be making daily trips to and from clinics, GPs and community centres to meet families in their homes. Stating that you have a full, clean driving license and your own method of transportation (car) will give a nice boost to your CV.

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £25.000 – £40.000
    Degree and Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Caring
    Ability to care for and empathise with patients’ needs
  • Social Skills
    The ability to effectively communicate and interact with professionals, parents and children
  • Organisational Skills
    Excellent organisation skills to balance a heavy workload
  • Public Speaking
    Ability to speak in front of an audience in a clear and audible fashion
  • Strength
    Emotional strength to deal with difficult and stressful situations
  • Diplomacy
    Using appropriate techniques to move patients or their guardians to beneficial action

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