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

Advance Practice AHP Adviser for Primary Care

Job Reference: 146-CCG-5569HB

Sussex NHS Commissioners
Workforce Programme
£53,168 - £62,001

The Sussex Commissioners are an equal opportunities employer, and our workforce is currently under-represented from people from Black and Minority Ethnic and disabled communities. We would welcome applications from people from these communities as our ambition is that our workforce is fully reflective of the communities that we serve. Sussex CCGs are signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Advance Practice AHP Adviser for Primary Care, band 8b

Secondment Opportunity until March 2021.

Full time role with Job Share as preferred option.

We are delighted to share this exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic HCPC registered AHP practitioner to promote and support the opportunities for AHPs working in primary care. The Network Contract DES Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme provides funding to support the expansion of workforce within primary care by an additional 26,000 roles by 2023/24. Through PCNs, general practice will be able to access funding via this scheme, allowing them to support the recruitment or engagement of services for a wide range of roles, including five AHP roles.

Successful implementation of these roles, and associated improvements in patient care, will benefit from coordinated approaches to workforce supply, training and education. We are therefore delighted to share the opportunity for recruitment to this Primary Care AHP Adviser role for Sussex.

The focus of this role will be to accelerate implementation, adoption and spread of AHP primary care roles to mitigate/support current challenges in primary care in meeting growing population health requirements. The successful candidate will provide timely advice and guidance to AHPs and providers to support implementation of AHP roles in primary care

We would ideally like to offer this role as a job share between a Physiotherapist / Paramedic and a Dietician/Podiatrist/Occupational therapist to promote the transformation agenda across the AHPs in Primary care.

The successful candidate will be working within the Sussex Health and Care Partnership workforce team and closely with the Sussex AHP Council to promote and support collaborative working between organisations to develop tailored strategies to meet the patient and system need using AHPs across our local health and care system

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Anne Canby, Strategic AHP Workforce Lead on 07800720692 or

Closing Date: Sunday 27th September

Interview Date: 1st / 2nd October

Please note the following before applying:

1. Closing date: we reserve the right to amend the closing date based upon the number of applications received. Vacancies attracting a high volume of applications may therefore close earlier than advertised.

2. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

3. Interviews: all shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

4. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

5. Criminal records: due to the requirements of certain roles, a Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure must be obtained by the organisation. Please be aware that anyone who is included in the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) barred lists will commit an offence if they engage, or seek or offer to engage, in a regulated activity from which they are barred.

6. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant NHS Terms and Conditions of Service.

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