Apprenticeship and Widening Participation Lead

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
West Moors
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata for part time
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Are you passionate about apprenticeships and have experience of implementing new programmes within an organisation? A 12 month fixed term opportunity to cover maternity leave has arisen to support the Apprenticeship and Widening Participation team. The successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge of apprenticeship programs available, and opportunities available around this.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for supporting a small team with the support and development of our apprenticeship program, both clinical and non-clinical across the trust. You will work closely with the Learning and Development team and the widening participation team to ensure a future pipeline of staff from outside the Trust as well as developing the staff we have already working for us. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills which will enable effective discussions with staff and key stakeholders both inside and outside the Trust as well as ongoing liaison with Education providers.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forwardlooking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership with The Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification



  • Maths and English grade c or higher



  • Knowledge of apprenticeships and widening participation

Car Driver


  • Car Driver



  • Clear ability to communicate well both verbal and written



  • Knowledge of apprenticeships and widening participation

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