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Regional Lead Supervisor FNP

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Regional Lead SV Family Nurse Partnership
NHS AfC: Band 8a
35 days for 2019/2020
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Tavistock and Portman NHS trust
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum (pro rata)
01/09/2019 23:59


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


Can you be Brilliant for Children?


This is an exciting opportunity to join the dynamic National Unit for the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme, currently based within the renowned Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and due to transfer to Public Health England April 2020.

The Family Nurse Partnership FNP National Unit leads the high quality implementation of the national delivery of the FNP programme, which is delivered by specially trained nurses to first time young mothers and their babies.  It has been developed through more than 35 years of research in the United States and since 2007 in England. Following the publication of the Building Blocks trial in 2016 the FNP National Unit have led on the FNP Next steps programme of improvement which is enabling FNP to align closer to the public health context in England.


FNP Regional Lead Supervisor

Family Nurse Partnership National Unit

35 days secondment 2019/2020

Band 8a

This is an opportunity for an experienced FNP Supervisor to join the National Unit for the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme and to further develop their career. Initially based within the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the role will transfer to Public Health England 1st April 2020.


The FNP National Unit is responsible for high quality implementation of FNP according to the license. The main functions of the FNP NU are quality assurance of programme implementation, clinical leadership and development, education and learning of nurses and FNP supervisors, analysis and research, quality assurance and improvement, site support and development and business support.  In doing this they work closely with local provider and commissioner organisations including staff directly responsible for delivering the service.


The Regional Lead Supervisor role involves providing individual mentorship to new FNP supervisors, contributing to the FNP practice reference group, facilitating communities of learning in FNP and providing coaching opportunities for established supervisors.

The post holder will need to have experience of working in the FNP Supervisor role have a good understanding of the FNP supervision model, and be a confident user of the FNP Information System and exhibit skillful use of core communication and leadership skills. As FNP continues to develop in England the post holder will also need to support safe and effective implementation of the FNP programme and possess an open and flexible attitude to innovation and new models of working in FNP.


The post holder will be part of a team of Regional Lead Supervisor attending regular meetings and peer support, they will be guided by a NU clinical quality lead, and offered learning and development opportunities. The post holder can expect to gain insights into the workings of FNP at international, national and regional levels.


Recruitment Timetable:  Please ensure that you will be able to meet the deadlines and interview dates and that you have the agreement of your employing organisation with regards to the secondment requirement of the post.  If you have concerns or would like to speak to someone about this post call: Lindsay Andrews on 07815 699546 or Sarah Tyndall 07701 293789.


Closing date for advert: Sunday 1st September 2019                                                              

Interviews will take place week commencing 23rd September 2019                                                                                                                                   


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Lindsay Andrews on 07815 699546 or Sarah Tyndall 07701 293789.