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Palliative and End of Life- Practice Educator

Job Reference: 877-EXT-564

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Band 6 – AfC – £32,306 - £39,027 pa pr

** Please note that this vacancy is being advertised on behalf of the End of Life Partnership**


Palliative and End of Life - Practice Educator

Band 6- Agenda for Change

22.5 hrs per week


Are you considering a new challenge?

Looking for a role that will allow you to progress in different areas and cultivate new skills?



Leading, enabling, helping and supporting people and organisations to improve end of life experience and care for all


 *EoLP are able to maintain membership of the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members and operate a Stakeholder Pension Scheme for non-members*


The End of Life Partnership (EoLP) are looking for a Practice Educator to join our team. If being a Practice Educator is new to you, training and support will be given as you develop the combination of skills required for the role. However, a positive attitude, with a willingness to learn and enthusiasm are essential.

 We are a charity organisation whose mission is to educate, innovate and collaborate so that people are empowered to care with confidence and compassion at end of life. Our organisational values are:


  • Compassionate- “We will demonstrate kindness, consideration and thoughtfulness to others and all those we work with”
  • Confident - “We have the courage to take risk and believe that change is possible”
  • Honest - “We will act with integrity and fairness in all that we do”
  • Positive- “We have the enthusiasm and energy to solve seemingly unsolvable problems and the creativity to implement innovative solutions”
  • Professional - “We uphold high standards of job performance, ethical behaviour and accept personal accountability for our own acts and omissions”


You will have the opportunity to be part of a visionary team and work in an environment, which supports and values individuals.  You will play a key role in education, development and facilitation of clinical practice.  You will be part of an organisation that works collaboratively with partners across geographic and professional boundaries, across multiple care settings and communities – transforming end of life experience and care.

 The EoLP’s main office base is near Crewe, Cheshire with additional teaching and office bases in other locations across Cheshire.

 The EoLP is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, religion or belief.

 The role:

  • Based within the Service and Practice Development Team
  • Contribute to the delivery of the organisation’s strategic objectives
  • Champion approaches that positively impact on palliative care and end of life care
  • Influence and facilitate best practice and education across a broad spectrum of community and care settings
  • Provide vocational and other tailored learning and educational opportunities for those delivering end of life care
  • Support a range of projects within EoLP; identifying and negotiating opportunities for partnership working
  • Lead and guide on specific specialist areas of work

 About you:

You will have:

  • A wide range (at least 2-3 years) of post registration experience in palliative and end of life care
  • Experience of teaching and facilitation - working with learners in education and/or practice environments

 You will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to support and facilitate the development of mutually beneficial relationships
  • The ability to work with others to develop and deliver educational programmes, projects and support service improvement
  • Have a passion to enable and inspire others

  Minimum Requirements:

  • Registered qualification in health care or equivalent professional qualification in public health or social care fields
  • First degree in relevant field
  • Experience in palliative and end of life care
  • Attended Advance Communication Skills Training or a willingness to undertake
  • Recognised qualification in teaching/facilitation of learning or willingness to undertake

  Salary scale:

Band 6- AFC –£32,306 - £39,027 pa- WTE (pro rata)

 Hours:  22 ½ hours per week

 Closing date:   10th December 2021 

Interview date:   7th January 2022

Annamarie Ratcliffe (Head of Service and Practice Development) and Mary Buttle (Education Lead) will be available to discuss the position informally with prospective candidates.  You are also most welcome to arrange an informal telephone call. Please contact Annamarie or Mary on 01270 310260 to arrange a mutually convenient time for a discussion.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please accept that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful


Where you are, as part of your job role, required to enter a registered care home, it is a condition of your employment that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless exempt) as required by the Regulations.


In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the closing date. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible.

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Additional information relating to the role can be found in the Job Description. Candidates will be shortlisted against the criteria outlined within the Person Specification, therefore, to avoid disappointment please ensure you meet the requirements of the role before applying and that you clearly demonstrate these requirements within your application form.

If there is a salary range and band displayed on this post the salary is determined in line with the national Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service. Please Note that new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band. If this is not clearly visible on the advert the salary for this role is not Agenda for Change.

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