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Education and Research Facilitator (MyDESMOND)

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced individual to join the Implementation team at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester General Hospital as an Education and Research Facilitator. This post will provide development and oversight of all content for the digital health programmes within the MyDESMOND platform: a range of innovative digital self-management education programmes. Therefore, accredited DESMOND educator status and HCP registration is highly desirable. Additionally, there will be cross working with the Innovative Management, Prevention And Care for long Term conditions (IMPACT) team in the development and delivery of new complex interventions.

The Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC), based at Leicester General Hospital, is committed to growing international research, education and innovation, and is one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research and is world-renown for both its healthcare professional and patient education programmes.

If you think you can deliver the skills and the enthusiasm demanded by this challenging role and have a flexible approach to meet the needs of the service, then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have experience working within the field of chronic disease including diabetes and a passion for digital health content. This post will have the option to work from base or home, but must be prepared to travel nationally to meet the needs of the service.

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

Experience of developing and sustaining positive working relationships with other disciplines and suppliers is essential. Experience of working within an academic/clinical or educational setting would be desirable.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • A degree or equivalent
  • DESMOND accredited educator (or equivalent



  • At least 3 years' experience working within the field of chronic disease, including diabetes
  • Experience/knowledge of digital health education

Communication and relationship skills


  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, collaborators, suppliers and public at all levels and work constructively within a multi-disciplinary team

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Must have a high level of computer skills including MS Teams, excel, word, power point and Gantt charts



  • Maintain clinical expertise and/or professional credibility
  • Excellent computer literacy skills and ability to embrace new technologies and innovations within the specialist field to help develop new ways of working and service delivery

Planning and organisation skills


  • Project management skills with experience of monitoring and evaluation
  • Be adaptive and flexible to meet changing needs

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