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Learning and Development Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-1629824-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Learning and Development Team, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£24,214 - £30,112

24mth Fixed term/Secondment


The Learning and Development Team aim to deliver a high quality learning service to both internal and external customers; including advising, developing, planning, delivering, assessing, evaluating and verifying programmes or internal short courses. The role is based within the Trusts Apprenticeship and Development Centre where programmes include a range of Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in e.g. Health, Customer Service and Leadership as well as short courses on e.g. appraisals. The Centre is both internally and externally monitored and must ensure it meets the Trusts’, Awarding Body’s, OFSTEDs and Education and Skills Funding Agency requirements. The Centre places a high importance on quality and ensuring that the learner is at the heart of its work.


The post holder will lead on the research and creation of training programmes/courses, and their associated resources, ensuring that the materials meet internal and external requirements. There is an expectation that the post holder will be a collaborative worker who is able to liaise and work well with other Practitioner and Facilitator colleagues to ensure the learner has a ‘joined up’ learning experience. The majority of time in the role should be classroom based delivery however 121 learner support sessions, design and development work, elements of assessing, internal verification and End Point Assessment support may also be required. The post holder will contribute to supporting learners to be prepared for their end-point assessment, have opportunities to attend promotional and celebration events, support the development of assessment materials and should have excellent record keeping and feedback skills.


The post holder will take an active, and proactive, role in inspections (e.g. OFSTED) and External Verification visits, use an e-Portfolio system and classroom technology effectively and be able to demonstrate the embedding of functional skills and British Values within lessons.


The post holder will support individuals throughout the learning cycle and use their knowledge and experience to implement necessary adjustments to training materials / positioning of content to make it relevant to the learners whilst maintaining the core messages of the business. Clear audit tracks of changes will be maintained.


The post holder is required to support the culture of a learning organisation, proactively look to grow the service through identifying new learners, promoting learning and showcasing good practice. The post holder is required to work with a high degree of autonomy on a regular basis, often managing multiple competing priorities; this will require excellent planning, communication, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise their workload effectively.


The post holder must be able to communicate information to a wide range of staff groups and key stakeholders across the Trust using the appropriate means. The post holder must be occupationally competent either in team leading, customer service or health, be enthusiastic in a nationally changing apprenticeship arena, have a track record of delivering training to both small and large audiences, thrive on working in a results-driven environment and be committed to the success of learners


There is 1 role available. The post would accommodate a combination of part time or full time workers including staff who wished to keep up 2/3 days a week in an existing post. It would be ideal for someone looking for a secondment, wanting an internment for 2 years or someone wishing to develop their career in learning and development.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact: Julie McCarthy, Senior Learning and Development Manager on 0116 2586064

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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