Practice Supervisor - Health Visiting Team

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for two Practice Supervisors to take up  full time, permanent posts in either Bourne or Lincoln.

You will need to be registered with the NMC and possess a Specialist Public Health Nurse Qualification. You will be responsible for line management and supervision of health visitors and family health workers in their delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Category
Children's Health
Service Area
Children's Heath
Job Location(s)
Bourne , Lincoln
G11: 38,813 - 43,622
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

We are looking for leaders who have a restorative and confident approach to monitor performance of staff and to manage practitioner performance issues where evident. We are keen to recruit a leader who is able to effectively manage complexity of workload and competing priorities. It would be advantageous to have experience in delivery of safeguarding and clinical supervision, and it is of paramount importance that you have experience of working with families who have complex needs within the safeguarding arena; this will be vital as you will need to support practitioners to escalate cases to Childrens' Services.

The successful candidate will need a clear understanding of safeguarding and clinical governance, and how policies and procedures are applied in practice. Additionally you would have responsibility to investigate adverse events, and ensure subsequent learning is embedded in practice.

You will be required to participate in and contribute to strategy discussions with Childrens' Services and Police, and will be required to confidently escalate their concerns to their peers in Social Care. Additionally the successful candidate will form part of the MARAC panel.

It is therefore paramount that you have the essential communication skills to build relationships and influence others, and to work closely with other services including amongst others: the Early Years teams, Midwifery teams and local Children Centres. It is essential that you are emotionally intelligent and are able to interpret interpersonal cues to motivate others to perform well, utilising a range of leadership styles and strategies as circumstances require.

We are a progressive service and are keen to support our Practice Supervisor leading innovation and service improvement. We have active champion groups who are committed to support the six High Impact Areas and there would be an expectation that you would take a leadership role in one or more of these.

There is a plethora of training available; which includes a wealth of safeguarding face to face and e-learning via the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children's Partnership, Children's Health clinical skills days and conferences.

Our recent CQC inspection was most successful and rated us as a "Good" service. If you are intrinsically motivated, and passionate about supporting staff, and wish to work in an organisation with is actively engaged with our comprehensive multi-agency teams then we would be most pleased to receive your application.

Applications Close on 07/06/2020 and interviews will be held W/C 15/06/2020.

Please ensure that state which post location you are applying for within your personal statement.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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