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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/07/2021.

Family Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CSP441

Solent NHS Trust
Child & Families East
£38,890 - £44,503 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you a Family Nurse or an experienced health visitor or midwife with a strong clinical background of working with families in deprived communities and looking for a new and exciting opportunity?

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Family Nurse, health visitor or midwife to join the Family Nurse Partnership team in Portsmouth. This role will be permanent and full time (37.5 hours).

We are an integrated 0-19 service with the Local Authority and work with the wider multi-agency and multi-disciplinary children’s workforce to identify need and provide timely intervention at the earliest opportunity.

You will be supporting the Public Health 0-19 Operational and Clinical Lead with service development and driving forward further integration with the Local Authority. We are looking for create a seamless and flexible service that undertakes whole family working with the focus on the right person with the right skill set supporting the family at the time they need it.

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a national evidence-based early intervention programme. The aim of the programme is to improve the antenatal health, child health and developmental outcomes, along with improvements to parents’ economic self-sufficiency in disadvantaged young families.

The successful candidate will be a proactive and compassionate individual who is looking to further develop their public health nursing skills to deliver a quality evidence-based programme to families. They will need to demonstrate they have a diverse skill set to meet the needs of this demanding role and commitment to the ethos and principles of the FNP programme. This includes being highly skilled in communication with a strong approach to teamwork.

There is a comprehensive training programme provided by the FNP National Unit and ongoing support and learning opportunities for learning alongside other family nurses.

Please note successful applicants who are not already a Family Nurse are required to attend mandatory residential training on 7th-11th February 2022.

We are interested in your aspirations and supporting your individual career pathways within Solent NHS Trust as well as ensuring that we take care of you as a person. We understand that work life balance is important.

If you are ready to progress your career with us and are interested in finding out more please contact Gilly Mancz FNP Supervisor on 0300 123 6627 or email on


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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