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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/08/2022.

Family Nurse

Job Reference: 348-SS-C-831A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Health Visiting Family Nurse Partnership
Parklands, Basingstoke
£40,057 to £45,839 pa, Based on full time hours

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Job Title: Family Nurse

Salary Band: Band 7 £40,057 - £45,839

The NHS pay scales have not yet been updated for 2022. Confirmation issued on 19th July that they will be increased in line with the statement available on the NHS Employers and Government websites.

Hours: 37.5hrs per week

Location: Basingstoke


Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust aims to deliver high quality, safe services to improve the health wellbeing and independence of the people we serve.

We are recruiting a highly motivated nurse to join the existing team delivering Family Nurse Partnership in Hampshire.

FNP is a national evidence-based programme that aims to improve the health and social outcomes for young expectant mothers and their babies from early pregnancy until their child is at least a year old. The programme must be delivered in accordance with the license which requires faithful replication of all its core model elements and a high regard for quality.

The role is responsible for delivering the FNP intensive, preventive home visiting programme to vulnerable, hard to reach young women who are expecting their first baby. Post holders will be required to develop high-level generalist and specialist skills to work within the clinical methods of the structured programme. Family nurses will be expected to develop therapeutic relationships with clients and work intensively within complex family situations to achieve the expected outcomes of the programme.

This is a demanding specialist role requiring high levels of professional skills and practice and the ability to work as part of a team.

If the successful candidate is not currently working as a family nurse they will need to attend a training course in February 2022 with further training courses to follow.

We suggest that prospective applicants review the job description and person specification for the roles and in addition ask themselves:

Am I….?

• Passionate about making life better for the most disadvantaged children?

• Someone who sees strengths, not deficits, in people?

• Keen to have a go and try new things?

• Ready to follow or be part of an evidence-based programme?

• Someone who likes to keep learning and stretching themselves?

• Reflective?

• Tenacious, persistent and resilient?

• Self-aware, able to manage difficult conversations and situations?

• IT literate and able to appreciate the value of research and routine data collection?

• Able to learn in a variety of ways, including skills practice?

• Someone with a positive outlook who finds solutions to problems?

• Prepared to take responsibility for intensive work with vulnerable young clients and families?


If you answer ‘yes’ to the above and would like further information, then please contact:


Sam Parkinson - FNP Supervisor

Tel. 07769369594

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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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