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Family Partnership Practice Lead

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Kent Health Visiting Service as a Family Partnership Practice Lead(FPPL) working within the Sevenoaks and Swanley District. The FPPL has a key role in embedding the FamilyPartnership Model within Kent Health Visiting Services under the guidance of the Family PartnershipProgramme Manager. The Family Partnership Model is an innovative approach which is evidence based andenables parents and families to overcome their difficulties, build strengths and resilience and fulfil their goalsmore effectively.Working as part of the local Health Visiting team, the Family Partnership Practice Lead will facilitate the earlyidentification of vulnerable families and support the delivery of the KCHFT Family Partnership Programme bymanaging a small caseload of families, supporting them ante-natally and until their infant is a year old.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will also have a lead role in embedding the Family Partnership Model within district healthvisiting practice as well as providing leadership and some line management responsibilities to the team.The work with clients is intensive and challenging but provides a real opportunity to make a difference to theirlives. You need to be a resilient and flexible Health Visitor with excellent communication and team leadershipskills.Interview scheduled for 22.07.2024For further details please contact:Vita Martin-Achong Family Partnership Programme ManagerTelephone: 07391860652

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

At KCHFT we strongly encourage colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

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Person Specification



  • Nursing or midwifery qualification and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification Degree level or equivalent professional qualification Willingness to undertake specialist training to enable the delivery of the Family Partnership model Practice Assessor/Mentorship qualification


  • Educated to Masters level Teaching qualification Clinical supervisor



  • A minimum of 5 years' experience within the NHS or statutory sector organisation. Significant experience of working with vulnerable families Significant experience of midwifery, child health or public health Experience of working with children and families using the Healthy Child Programme Able to demonstrate delivering interventions that impact individuals, families and their communities Experience in managing highly complex, sensitive information to include analysis of data. Experience of delivering training/education. Good experience of multi-agency partnership working.


  • Experience of conducting formal project evaluation and or research. Experience of undertaking root cause analysis Training and experience of conducting investigations

Special Knowledge and Expertise


  • Knowledge and application of theories of behaviour change and motivational interviewing. National and local safeguarding policies and procedures. Specialist knowledge in relation to the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to engage with a wide variety of health and social care professionals. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate sensitively. Able to develop supportive relationships which build trust. Able to work effectively with diverse individuals and communities. Exceptional communication, facilitative and motivational skills. Ability to deploy a variety of negotiation and influencing strategies. Able to priorities and delegate appropriately and clearly. Ability to manage time effectively. Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team and being supportive and challenging colleague's views and attitudes when necessary. Ability to be flexible according to the needs of the post and service, working across organisations. Able to assess a situation, set priorities and problem solve quickly and effectively. Good computer skills to create reports, use email, read excel spreadsheets etc. Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health visiting under the guidance of the Head of Health Visiting Services Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures.

Personal Attributes


  • Committed to the principles of Family Partnership Model and a strong desire to see it succeed. A self-starter who can work from their own initiative Able to make decisions Capacity to handle conflict and remain calm under pressure A flexible approach to working arrangements surrounding, remote access, significant travel across the County and occasional travel to other UK cities. Commitment to delivering service improvement and delivering sustainable service change which brings measurable benefits for clients and staff.

Ability to Manage


  • Ability to manage and lead change and inspire and develop forward thinking. Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Oaks, Nightingale Way, Swanley, Kent BR8 7UP



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