Allied Health Professional Faculty Lead

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you passionate about developing the AHP workforce? I am looking for a highly experienced AHP, whose values align with ours so that we can actively shape our AHP workforce agenda.

We are keen to further develop our AHP teams here at the University Hospitals of Leicester and I am looking for someone to support this program of work by driving out local workforce priorities forward aligning them to the national faculty workstreams.

The AHP faculty lead will support the Associate Chief AHP with the development of core strategies to support training and education which impact on over 1000 AHP staff. They will provide expert advice and support to the practice educators working across the CMGs.

Main duties of the job

The AHP Faculty lead will have leadership responsibility for the on-going development and sustainability of high quality and innovative workforce development for the AHPs within the Trust to include a focus on training and education.

The post holder will be responsible for leading on the key priorities for University Hospitals of Leicester linked to the national AHP Faculty work streams

The post holder will provide visible, accessible and authoritative clinical leadership for the programme linking with system partners.This will involve the production of plans, documentation and the provision of guidance through project lifecycles.

The post holder will be responsible for the on-going development and delivery of key AHP workforce plans with support from the Associate Chief AHP.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY RESULT AREASClinical and professional leadershipTo provide leadership and support to all AHP staffing groups to ensure appropriate workforce reporting is developed across Trust.To lead and support clinical and practice educators ensuring the quality and sufficiency of AHP educational activities including undergraduate and post graduate programs.To lead and support the scoping and development of the UHL Support worker AHP programme.To oversee the development and delivery of the UHL AHP preceptorship programTo deputise for the Associate Chief AHP at meeting relevant to the AHP workforce as required.To be responsible for ensuring that all required reports are prepared and submitted within the agreed timescales to a high standard and within allocated resource.To lead and empower all staff and to challenge poor practice and behaviour which could compromise patient care.To support the development of organisational strategies by working closely with AHP ServiceLeads and Directors of Nursing to foster a culture that embeds best practice and sustainable change, that will harness innovations and technologies and design out risk. This will require complex analysis and judgement to be made about situations where there are complicated aspects to consider and no clear obvious solutions.To be visible, accessible acting as expert advisor to other services and external bodies as required.Support the Associate Chief AHP to develop the infrastructure to support high quality and sustainable workforce planning for AHPs at UHL.To manage multiple projects, ensuring work is defined and delivered on time and utilising people management skills to get the most out of team members using improvement methodologies.CommunicationEstablish and maintain communication links with all stakeholders presenting complex and sensitive dataAct as a representative for the trust in relation to AHP workforce development with other external organisations such as NHS Trusts, NHS England and higher education institutes.Chair and support meetings related to AHP workforce as required

See Job Description and person Spec for further information

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent
  • Demonstrable evidence of continuous professional development of relevance to practice development


  • Formal training in quality improvement methodology training



  • Evidence of the delivery of sustainable change management and service improvement projects locally and nationally
  • Strong management and leadership skills with a proven record of motivating staff
  • Operational experience in a clinical educational role
  • Ability to produce clear and concise written material, including data analysis using appropriate IT package such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Communication and relationship skills


  • Self-motivated and resilient, with the ability to preserve order to achieve objectives and have the flexibility to take the views of others
  • Demonstrates understanding of the Trust values and the role they play in delivery of workforce and education
  • Experience of working across the health economy to deliver objective

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