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Senior Lead Clinical Nurse Educator

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Band 8A
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Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse to lead the Clinical Education offer in mental health services within our Birmingham Children and Womens NHS Foundation Trust. Our Trust has led the way in developing a unique youth mental health service, Forward Thinking Birmingham, that is focussed on the needs of people aged 0-25 and their families/carers. This is an excellent time to join our service as we are expanding our clinical education team and you will be at the forefront of it leading on some key initiatives which will include a new care planning process for teams, development of international nurses and supporting new to care support staff.

You will work with an established team that include Heads of Nurses, Clinical Leads, Lead Nurses and partner organisations. You will be responsible for ensuring that appropriate high-quality education and training is available as an integral part of our mental health service. You will also be responsible for providing educational leadership across the service, acting as a source of expertise, advice, and knowledge for healthcare professionals and be a key link to the education team in the wider Children's and Women's Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside the Lead Nurses and Clinical Leads as part of a multi-disciplinary leadership team to lead the strategic and operational development of a coherent and effective education strategy, and coordination of a programme of work that addresses national and local priorities. The role will support the Mental Health Leadership Team in driving improvement of services through a quality education strategy as well as ensuring value for money in planning, commissioning, and service developments.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration part 1/HCPC registration
  • Honours level degree or equivalent experience or willing to undertake
  • Management/leadership course
  • Mentors qualification


  • Masters level study/degree
  • PgCert Workforce
  • Introduction to Workforce planning



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, engaging in complex communication situations where information is highly sensitive.
  • Works well within a team.
  • Judgement involving complex facts or situations, which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options.
  • Proven Leadership skills
  • Responsible for policy implementation and for discrete policy or service development for own work area.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, with the ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to manage own workload and that of others
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high degree of autonomy
  • Ability to manage own workload and supervise that of others.
  • Able to use the Allocate E roster system.
  • Conversant with Microsoft Office and able to operative and interpret spread sheets



  • Knowledge of NHS Directives and policy initiatives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of operational nursing issues in a specialist Trust.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current nursing policy and practice issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of nursing recruitment and retention issues.
  • Proven change management skills
  • Experience in budgetary and resource management.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience in Risk Management and Governance issues.
  • Knowledge & understanding of Patient/Public Involvement, management of complaints and investigations
  • Understanding of the principles of workforce planning.
  • Experience at ward/department management level band 7 or above.
  • Experience of working clinically within a THEATRE DEPARTMENT setting at a senior level.

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