Band 8a Lead Educator For Workforce & Clinical Education

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,592 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

The post holder will focus on delivery of key priorities within clinical education, leading on workforce developments for children's services focussing on recruitment, retention, ensuring that there are robust learning and development opportunities and will act as a role model, providing effective leadership, promoting quality and evidence based practice.

The role will also support a wider remit around the ongoing support and development of postgraduate education programmes, continuing professional development and careers management across Children's nursing and a broader range of non-medical disciplines; for example AHP's, Health Care Scientists and new roles within UHB.

Leading the coordination, development and implementation of quality assured training that meets the needs of paediatric/ neonatal service users, individual staff members and multi-disciplinary teams working within the UHB Children's services.

Support and implement the speciality's strategy for children and young people and play a crucial role in staff engagement and recognition.

Main duties of the job

*Working with the Director of Nursing/ Deputy Directors of Nursing, Matrons and Senior Sisters/Charge Nurses, the post holder will lead on the commissioning, and monitoring of post graduate education for the division from the Learning beyond Registration (LBR) funding.

*Work with Director of Nursing and the Head of non medical education (or designated Matron) to plan and co-ordinate an annual training needs analysis for Children's services

*Represent Children's Services at Trust wide internal and external meetings as required, feeding back as and where appropriate.

*Support the Head of non-medical Education to ensure that education is planned and delivered to reflect agreed care quality metrics, patient outcome and experience indicators,

*Work closely with other Trust leads to develop innovative programmes of education and training for registered and pre registration nurses across Children's services.

*Lead on Workforce for Children's Services, focussing on recruitment, retention and recognition.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Holds a professional health registration (E)
  • *NMC Registered Nurse Child Branch on the NMC register (E)
  • *Evidence of ability to revalidate with the NMC/HPCP (E)
  • *Relevant degree level study (level 6/7) (E)
  • *Teaching qualification PG Cert (Ed) or equivalent (E)
  • *Evidence of recent and on- going professional development (E)



  • *Significant post registration experience working within an NHS or complex health care environment with multidisciplinary teams (E)
  • *Acute Paediatric nursing experience at a senior level (E)
  • *Nursing experience in Paediatric HDU (E)
  • *Relevant and recent clinical experience within an acute care environment, including the supervision/education of junior staff (E)
  • *Experience of leading and managing a team within a complex health care setting (E)
  • *Demonstrable experience of managing pay and non- pay resources and service development and change associated with a clinical service (E)
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence (E)
  • *Proven experience in the implementation of monitoring clinical learning environments (E)
  • *Experienced mentor / preceptor and assessor of others (E)
  • *Proven ability to analyse complex problems, develop and implement practical solutions to address them (E)
  • *Demonstration of a significant contribution to innovative practice or change management (E)
  • *Experience in interviewing and selecting staff (E)
  • *Experience of commissioning education programmes with external and internal providers (E)
  • *Experience of working with Higher Education Institutes and experience of managing education contracts (E)
  • *Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external stakeholders and create conditions for successful partnership working (E)
  • Demonstrate an ability and experience in the following areas: (E)
  • *Leadership
  • *Team building
  • *Managing resources
  • *Time management
  • *Role modelling
  • *Change management/Clinical developments
  • *Clinical governance
  • *Audit and research
  • *NHS and government strategy
  • *NMC/HCPC updates and requirements for
  • training/education/supervision/preceptorship/students

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