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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2020.

Professional Development & Clinical Skills Work Stream Lead - Band 7

Job Reference: 327-20-648

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Edward Jenner Court
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum (pro rata)

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Job Title -Professional Development & Clinical Skills Work Stream Lead (Adults) Band - 7

Location - Edward Jenner Court, Brockworth

Salary - £38,890 to £44,503 per annum (pro rata)

Hours per week - 30

1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 12 months

Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment.

Due to the secondment of the current post holder we are looking to recruit a Professional Development & Clinical Skills Work Stream Lead (Adults).

In addition to delivering a range of professional development and clinical skills training the post holder has a lead role in designing learning and development programmes and interventions which support the Trust’s strategic objectives and operational plans.

Based within the Learning and Development Team, this role supports professional and clinical development within the Trust, with a particular, but not exclusive focus on Professional Development and training/development agendas for Adult services.

This includes developing and delivering the Trust’s clinical skills programme, induction, Care Certificate, Preceptorship Programme, incorporating themes from incidents, complaints into learning and development strategies and priorities to ensure safe practice and collaborate with the Head of Practice Education, Apprenticeships and Widening Access to lead and support development opportunities to facilitate development of new roles and advance practice skills.

The successful applicant will have excellent collaboration and communication skills to work with Educational Training Providers, Higher and Further Education Institutions, Commissioners and local Partnerships and our Trust Heads of Profession and Heads of Service to develop programmes which provide staff with the skills they need and which support inter-professional working practices.

The applicant will be innovative, agile and flexible to develop educational and learning strategies, policies and procedures delivered across a range of platforms that are current and responsive to the needs of the staff and include those with lived experience in training design and deliveryreflect the needs of patients and service users.

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from BAME, LGBTQ and disabled candidates.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For information or enquires please contact Lucy Blandford on 07790 390616 or email

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place.

This is an exciting time to be joining our Trust: we have a great training provision in place already but our recent merger means that you will have scope to develop the role in support of our plans for service transformation. Please see the job description and person specification for further details.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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