AHP Clinical Educator (Diagnostic Radiography)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Carlisle or Whitehaven
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Job summary

AHP Clinical Educator (Diagnostic Radiography)

Are you a diagnostic radiographer that is passionate about education and training? Do you want to develop the future workforce? This post would allow you develop education and support learners in the Radiography department!

There are 67.5 hours available hours for this post, based across both the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital - some cross site working may be required.

You will have the opportunity to work together with other clinical educators at the trust and within the wider ICS to develop radiography education.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of the Radiology Team and lead on guidance and support for AHP learners including pre-registration, postgraduate, apprentices, preceptees, international recruits and return to practice radiographers.

The post holder will be expected to be clinically competent to work alongside learners in practice to support their development.

They will alongside the Modality Leads to ensure newly appointed or promoted staff are integrated smoothly into the workforce and new roles.

The post holder will support the development and postgraduate study towards extended scope and Advanced Practice.

The post holder will lead on the development of learning environments, training and internal progression periods, to drive the integration of theory and continued competency with practice.

They will work to ensure appropriate under-graduate student placement capacity is maintained and developed further in co-operation with the Practice Educator Facilitators in the Trust (PEF).

They will maintain links with AHP Practice Educators, the Associate Director of AHP's, the AHP Faculty and council, maximising any funding opportunities relevant to the department or role. They will attend Clinical Educator Forums, working in partnership with stakeholders to ensure the development of inter professional learning opportunities in practice.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money wel

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Understanding of IRR and IRMER Regulations
  • Significant recent clinical experience
  • Teaching certificate or willing to work towards
  • Masters level study


  • Leadership certificate or equivilant



  • Delivery of formal/informal teaching
  • Experience of supporting newly qualified staff in the clinical setting
  • Mentoring or setting learning objectives
  • Leadership experience
  • Monitoring or setting standards
  • Development of policies/ SOPS
  • Change management


  • Evidence of developing training packages
  • Data collection and audit
  • Clinical supervision
  • Coaching experience



  • CPD portfolio
  • Presentation, facilitation and coaching skills
  • Excellent communication and coaching skills
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to motivate team
  • Leadership skills


  • Project development skills

Personal Circumstances


  • Motivation
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learning
  • Ability to work cross site

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