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Career Development Facilitator

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Career Development Facilitator. If you are an engaging, passionate, and enthusiastic individual looking to join the Learning, Development, and Careers team, to lead the way in growing our future workforce, then we look forward to hearing from you.

You will have a flexible approach to work, and the ability to communicate well, whilst understanding the importance of building and developing strong relationships both internally and externally.

You will also be able to prioritise your workload whilst understanding that you will have to meet deadlines.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

This role is subject to banding confirmation.

Main duties of the job

The Career Development Facilitator is responsible for the delivery and embedding of Learning, Education, and Development strategies in relation to Careers and Work Experience.

The post holder will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to understand the changing requirements, and to identify, implement and evaluate suitable and sustainable approaches and interventions to engage with growing and developing our current and future workforce.

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will support the delivery of the Learning, Development, and Careers objectives by improving the uptake of career and development opportunities across the organisation and our Island community. This will include career coaching, career clinics, work experience, work-related learning, career information, guidance, and pathways.
  • Maximise all opportunities to promote NHS careers and engage with the current and future workforce.
  • Manage and facilitate career coaching for all Trust staff.
  • Identify and action key projects and interventions that provide support for career progression and/or development opportunities.
  • To establish and maintain effective partnerships with external organisations for the purposes of practical support to all careers within the
  • To keep up to date with national initiatives for careers in the NHS.
  • Be an ambassador for the IOW NHS Trust, inspiring the current and future workforce, by showcasing the Trust's values.

Person Specification

Qualification / experience


  • Achieved grade / experience of previous roles
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Report writing / presentation experience
  • Networking experience
  • Providing advice and guidance
  • Good knowledge of IT systems


  • Level 4 qualification in Career Information and Advice

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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