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Workforce Development Officer - Leadership (Band 6)

Job Reference: 317-2019-12-096

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 HR Learning & Development
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£30,401 to £37,267 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 looking for an experienced, innovative developer of people to provide an integral role in the design, delivery and evaluation of leadership initiatives within the Trust, working both independently and across collaborative partnerships. The role provides a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the organisational performance of the workforce at all levels through involvement in a number of key workforce development areas including operational management, leadership skills, coaching, talent management, and quality improvement.

Key postholder responsibilities will include:

    • programme management for team leader and management apprenticeship programmes;
    • design and delivery of accredited and bespoke leadership development programmes to a wide range of clinical and non-clinical staff groups;
    • acting as a key link between the Trust and awarding bodies.

The role requires highly effective communication and planning skills and the ability to work with individuals and teams to facilitate training that is responsive to the changing needs of a complex inter-professional workforce. The ideal candidate will be passionate about leadership development and providing a first class learning environment, with a previous track record in leading the design, delivery and assessment / evaluation of leadership development interventions to a diverse range of learners.

Previous NHS experience is not required, but you are required hold a recognised teaching qualification (i.e. DTLLS / PGCE) or equivalent teaching/training certificate alongside a degree in leadership, management, psychology or a related subject area.

You will be joining an established team of Workforce Development Officers and be part of the wider Workforce Development function that includes learning and development, technology enhanced learning, library and information services, resuscitation training, simulation and human factors, and medical education.




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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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