This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Health Visitors to join our Public Health nursing team across Derby City and Derbyshire to deliver the Family First model using a strengths based approach to provide evidence based Public Health nursing, delivering the Healthy Child programme, which promotes and improves health, supports behaviour change and addresses inequalities at individual, family and community level and at all times works to keep children safe.

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What we do: 

Public Health nurses delivering the Family First (FF) model will have access to a bespoke induction and Family First learning programme, robust and regular supervision, team learning sessions including opportunities for coaching and skills practice and also group psychological consultancy. The successful candidates will be joining existing Family Nursing teams delivering a mixed model of the Family Nurse Partnership programme (FNP) and the Ripplez Family First programme (FF).

The Family First intensive home visiting support programme is for hard to reach parents with a defined list of vulnerability factors focusing on making a difference in the critical period from conception to age two years. The programme is still in development and is currently being evaluated by the University of Derby.


In order to fulfil this role effectively the ideal candidates will be committed to making a difference to vulnerable young families and contributing to the development of a new support service. In return you will receive support to develop specialist practice skills to further enhance your professional development and achieve NMC Revalidation.

All applicants must have at least 3 years’ experience of working with families in deprived communities, current knowledge of Public Health Nursing, be interested in working in a strengths based way and be able to demonstrate skills to enable families to develop behaviour change strategies.

It is essential that candidates hold a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Degree and are willing to undertake specialist post graduate training.


Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed later in 2019 at Derwent Stepping Stones, St Mark's Road, Derby DE21 6AH.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of young families and be part of a social enterprise developing innovative services and feel you meet this criteria you can contact Kate Diamond  (Family Nursing Service Lead) on 07807 135925 or Jacky Astle (Family Nursing Service Lead) on 07792 725067 for more information. We welcome discussions and informal visits to our service.