How do we sum up Barnsley Council? Well, we’re a double award-winning, high-performing council with a growing economy, a thriving town centre and some truly impressive outcomes in our communities. This is why we’ve been awarded Council of the Year for 2023 by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and The Municipal Journal (MJ).
Our excellent Public Health has been a key part of our win; we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved not just for the council but for our partners and Barnsley.
We’re impressed. Are you? It’s the perfect time to join our excellent team.
About the Post:
Family Nurse Supervisor
This is an exciting opporttnity to join a highly ambitious, innovative, energetic, friendly, and high achieving 0-19 Public Health Nursing Service to support the delivery of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme and lead wider workforce development within the service and partner agencies. We know that our greatest asset is our employees, which is why for successful candidates we will recognise your NHS continuous service for the purposes of annual leave and sickness absence, and you can continue to access the NHS Pension Scheme if you are an existing scheme member.
About the post
0-19 Public Health Nursing Service within Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council are implementing the Family Nurse Partnership programme which is a national evidence-based programme. The aim of the programme is to improve antenatal health, child health and development, and parent’s economic self- sufficiency in disadvantaged young families. Family Nurse Partnership will be an integral part of an emerging wider programme of intensive support for vulnerable families. The service is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic innovative leader, to lead and manage the work of the family nurses in our newly established FNP team as well as leading on the development of wider workforce within the service and across the system. The postholder will provide in-depth clinical and safeguarding supervision to the family nurses, maintaining the integrity of the programme, taking responsibility for the quality of programme replication according to the licence, overseeing recruitment and engagement of hard-to-reach families, building local stakeholder relationships, and facilitating continual learning and service improvement. The postholder will provide system leadership, driving and supporting innovative approaches to service delivery, and build on the opportunities of the family hubs.
We are looking for a registered nurse or midwife who has extensive and recent experience of working with families in the community, educated to degree level with evidence of master’s level education. You will have extensive experience of managing services in the community with complex families or young parents and possess strong leadership and supervision skills. We are seeking an individual who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, who will be able to develop strong working relationships with other key universal and statutory health and social care service providers and provide a strategic lead role within the locally delivered 0-19 Public Health Nursing Service. You need to be a highly motivated, proactive, innovative, resilient, and adaptable practitioner to be able to provide professional leadership, evidenced based consultation and clinical supervision to health and care staff.
The ability to manage a demanding role combining clinical practice with a team manager/supervisory role and experience of implementing evidence-based programmes into practice is crucial. You will possess a diverse set of skills and attributes as well as commitment to the ethos and principles of the Family Nurse Partnership programme. You will have a sound knowledge of the current public health agenda, in particular the Healthy Child Programme and have significant knowledge and experience of safeguarding children and families. Skills in planning and prioritising your own workload and travel to a range of venues and settings is essential.
Why is it great to work in Barnsley.
Barnsley is a place of possibilities. Our Barnsley 2030 Strategy details how we will work together to make Barnsley the best place it can be. This is an exciting time to join us, and the team has strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, making our work more effective in meeting the needs of our population and tackling health inequalities.
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. Our 0-19 Public Health Nursing Service is rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. We offer a full induction programme, and excellent training packages to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, including regular supervision to help you recognise your continued professional development needs and support you to achieve your potential.
We offer working conditions that are flexible and agile that support good life work balance. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. There is so much happening in our thriving Borough and your talent and skills will help make Barnsley a place of possibilities.
Residential training is essential and will be provided by the FNP national unit, first residential is anticipated to be Feb 2024
Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 10th October 2023
We would encourage interested applicants to contact Karen Clayton on 07720031502 or email KarenClayton2@barnsley.gov.uk or Lindsay Andrews on 07825073941 or email LindsayAndrews@barnsley.gov.uk for further information.