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Workforce Development Support Officer - Medical Education (Band 3)

Job Reference: 317-2019-18-114

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Education Centre - Corporate
317 Trustwide
£18,813 to £20,795 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

We are seeking two temporary Workforce Development Support Officers to join our Medical Education team on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2020. A secondment will be considered.

You will be expected to provide strong administrative support to the key clinical and administrative teams for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education.

You will work with a broad range of clinical and operational staff across the Trust and wider Tyne Base Unit hospitals which includes Freeman, RVI, and QE Hospitals.

You will serve as the first point of contact for the facilitation of the Clinical Learning Centre and also be responsible for supporting the clinical and administrative teams in the running of educational courses, events and exams throughout the academic year.

You should have good basic education equivalent to A Level standard or NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification / experience. Excellent organisational and communication skills with proven IT experience using Microsoft Word, E-Mail, Spreadsheets and Databases are also essential. A calm professional manner and the ability to work under pressure are required.

The appointees will work with either the Undergraduate Team, who are mainly based at the Clinical Learning Centre on the RVI site, or the Postgraduate Team, who are based in the Sir James Spence Unit at RVI. However, there may be a requirement to provide cross site cover at Freeman Hospital.

A 5 day week may, at times, include a Saturday and there may be the occasional need to incorporate twilight hours where business need dictates.

For further information about this post please contact Fae Hodgson on Ext: 24579 or email on

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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