Senior Workforce Practitioner

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Following the recent set-up of a dedicated team for clinical workforce development, we are looking for permanent band 6 clinician's with excellent skills in collaborating, training, pastoral support and project management. You will also need to be a creative problem-solver and keen to try new ways to recruit and retain our clinical staff.

The workforce role is specifically focused on workstreams and initiatives for our Band 2-4 roles and non-medical international recruits. It will also support developments and training related to medical devices and the safecare agenda.

We have received national recognition with the achievement of the NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award for International Nurses and Midwives in 2022,and in 2023 the NHS Support Worker PastoralSupportQualityAward at the Gold Level.We'd love you to be a part of this on-going work.

Self-motivated, displaying current high level skills in ward based and/or community clinical work and confidence in presenting both face to face and through virtual platforms is important for this role. We are also looking for a passion to develop and support others combined with the ability to build relationships rapidly. Your own development in this role will be supported with access to in-house and external training to help you meet the full requirements of the job role and support your career .

This role will involve work across all ESNEFT sites.

Main duties of the job

You will assist in the delivery of all workforce workstreams and initiatives including Bands 2-4 and International Recruits.

Collaborate with senior ward staff and Lead Practice Educators, to implement and support workforce initiatives.

You will assist with the training of new medical devices which are rolled out across the trust, when required.

If required, you will be expected to support the Clinical Education Team and work within the clinical area with nurses on an individual basis to develop/enhance clinical skills.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of ability to make changes in clinical practice


  • Undertaken management of clinical risk



  • Able to demonstrate leadership ability
  • Computer literate
  • Time management and prioritisation skills
  • Good people skills



  • Registered Nurse/Registered AHP


  • Teaching/coaching qualification



  • Proven registration experience in acute setting
  • Experience mentoring/supervising or coaching
  • Experience of supporting learners in a clinical setting


  • Previous experience at Band 6

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