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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/08/2020.

Placement Development Team Educator

Job Reference: 216-SI-A2225

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
216 120342 Dept Professional Healthcare Education
£31,365 to £37,890 Per Annum

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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Secondment/ Fixed Term Contract (Minimum 12 months to maximum of 15 months)


With funding from NHS England and NHS Improvement an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an additional educator to the Placement Development Team which is part of the Department of Professional Healthcare Education.


The funding is to help support the current infrastructure to expand non-medical clinical placement capacity within the organisation.


This post will join the existing Placement Development Team and will work collaboratively with clinical teams to maximise capacity, develop the learning environments to provide learners with both a quality and varied placement experience and support and prepare supervisors / assessors in practice.


The placement development team have been developing placement models such as: hub and spoke, following the patient pathway and Collaborative Learning in Practice Placements (CliPP) to ensure that learners have a variation of opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills whilst working alongside a multi-disciplinary team.


In you have an interest in education, are looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding role and want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic team,  then please do not hesitate to contact us.


Closing date: Thursday 13th August 2020

Interview Date: Monday 24th August 2020


For further Information please contact:


Henrietta Ferguson (Placement Development Team Manager) for information on the job role, placements and learner support

Phone: 01752 437131



Jackie Williams  (Head of Professional Development & Clinical Education) for information on whole department and strategic education)

Phone: 01752 431759



Please note that applications from temporary workers who have been engaged with the Trust for a minimum of 3 months are welcome.

Available as a fixed term contract or secondment opportunity. (With current line manager's agreement).

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