All of our vacancies, both at the FNP National Unit and local clinical roles are advertised on NHS Jobs. To apply, please use their online application system.

Clinical roles with the Family Nurse Partnership

Family nurses and supervisors are employed by local provider organisations. However, all roles have standard job descriptions. Your personal qualities, previous experience and knowledge are important criteria for a successful job application.

We welcome applications from a broad range of backgrounds within nursing and midwifery, including paediatric nursing, midwifery, health visiting, mental health (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and school nursing. All our family nurses and supervisors must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Skills and aptitude

Family nurses need…

  • The ability to develop high level generalist skills
  • Rich and varied clinical experience, including experience of working with disadvantaged children and families
  • To be open to new learning and experimenting with different professional behaviours
  • A positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • To be ready to work within a structured programme and adhere to the prescribed model
  • To be able to adapt and be flexible ‘in the moment’ with families and use their professional judgement and skills
  • High levels of professional skills and practical experience
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for the model on which the Family Nurse Partnership programme is based
  • To be reflective, understand their feelings and open to exploring their own emotional responses
  • Flexible and able to work as part of a team

Supervisors need to have the ability to…

  • Develop the clinical skills necessary to provide the programme to a small client caseload
  • Model the ethos and methods of the programme in their leadership style
  • Engage and build positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a productive and supportive team
  • Develop the learning of the nurses in their team
  • Provide supervision that incorporates formative, restorative and normative elements, whilst also ensuring safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • Use a range of methods, including analysis of data reports and development of quality improvement strategies to ensure high quality replication of the programme
  • Create opportunities for client engagement in quality improvements and local strategic planning for the programme