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Strategic Lead – Physical Interventions Training

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead our existing and increasingly developing physical Interventions training department. The role is to lead and steer the development of strategic and operational frameworks for the ongoing development, management, assessment, implementation and evaluation of the HB RRN training standard certified Physical Interventions Training; in respect of all staff across the SG, service user, families, local authorities, other health boards and independent organisations.

The Learning Disability Services within the Service Group currently has a cohort of 21 Health Trainers who are responsible for providing the training to various staff internally and to a wide variety of organisations inside and outside of Wales.

PBM ABMU - LD is a RRN Training Standards certified training organisation which holds responsibility for the governance and oversight of over 70 affiliated organisations across Wales and one of the key elements of this role will be in relation to assuring quality of training delivery and evidencing the reducing restrictive practice agenda. This position has be enhanced to enable the successful candidate, to lead this work alongside the lead trainers to further develop, obtain certification and work with all departments across MH&LD to embed an this model of training across other areas within the MH&LD Service Group.

Main duties of the job

To provide strategic leadership and oversight for all legislative developments and ensure that all PBM ABMU Trainers, LD, (once developed/certified MH, OMPH, Forensic and Neuro Rehab) are up to date and delivering such requirements consistently.

To project plan and lead the service developments for the training, including reviewing and evaluating the training and overall effectiveness of the training team

To lead on the completion of and the ongoing certification process, prepare and deliver presentations, representative of the training organisation (Health Board) to the certificating body.

To lead on the development of additional PBM ABMU training packages - MH, Forensic, OPMH, Neuro Rehab etc.

To develop and lead on research projects

To raise the profile and engage with all services across the delivery unit to broaden understanding and recruit Trainers from across professional disciplines and within various roles to assist in the succession planning of the training organisation

To represent PBM ABMU and the Health Board at national and local level

Lead on the liaison with provider organisations

Lead on raising the profile of the training package and in securing new business across Wales and England

To ensure that effective governance structures and reporting mechanisms are in place linking the training organisation with the Health Board and national requirements

To lead on and provide operational and clinical leadership to the other members of the training team

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification

Qualifications and experience within the field


  • Relevant professional Qualification
  • A Certificated Trainer in an form of Physical Interventions Training - PBM ABM for example
  • BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Positive Behavioural Support/evidence working towards or other equivalent
  • Significant experience of working with individuals with a learning disability/challenging behaviour/Mental Health conditions/disorders/Forensic MH


  • Evidence of working at Master Degree level
  • Ability to speak Welsh

leadership and development


  • Ability to actively participate in the development of education and training opportunities
  • Significant experience of Leadership, business/project management
  • Evidence of audit and research skills
  • Evidence of being a committed team player


  • Proven track record of publications

Values and behaviours


  • Can demonstrate SBU values
  • Ability to demonstrates credibility as a source of expertise in subject area.
  • Willingness to work flexibly

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