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Talent for Care Projects Lead

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Job summary

24 month Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity

The Career Development team are a busy team implementing and overseeing the running of various programmes such as Apprenticeships, Work Experience, and Work Employability programmes across the Trust.

We work closely with Trust divisions to support with workforce development through the ultilisation of apprenticeship programmes.

We also work closely with the community and stakeholders across local NHS Trusts, DWP Job Centre, local schools and colleges to widen access and participation to careers in the NHS which builds upon the diverse workforce at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust was highly commended for Norfolk at the 2022 National Apprenticeship Awards in the Macro Employer of the Year category.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Advert closing: 1st June 2023

Interview date: 21st June 2023

Main duties of the job

As the successful post holder, you will:
  • Be responsible for the successful delivery of a variety of Talent for Care projects at Trust and ICS levels that supports future workforce development plans and initiatives.
  • Work with the Career Development Manager to ensure that all programmes and initiatives are planned and delivered within agreed resources, timescales and quality parameters and is compliant, where appropriate, with the individual project management guidelines and corporate policies.
  • Lead on the Step into Health programme in Norfolk and Waveney, T-Level and Work Matters placements at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust building strong work and relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide a professional and high level of NHS Careers Advice Service, mentoring and support to candidates and students on programme and oversee Trust work experience programmes including ad hoc work experience requests at the Trust.

We are looking for an individual who:
  • is proactive and enthusiastic and can communicate clearly with all stakeholders
  • has a strong organisational skills who has the ability to prioritise and coordinate projects effectively
  • Possesses excellent IT and data analysis skills
  • has extensive project management skills and experience
  • has experience working within Talent for Care in the NHS

About us

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:
  • Responsible for leading on work experience and work employability programmes at the Trust such as but not limited to T-Levels, Step into Health Armed Forces Programme, Access to Work, Princes Trust, and Work Matters.
  • Responsible for the delivering the Step Into Health Armed Forces programme in line with national guidelines, and producing reports on behalf of the Trust to national partners
  • Responsible for marketing and communication activities to raise the profile both internally and externally of work experience and pre-employment opportunities
  • Responsible for offering a proactive careers advice service on behalf of the Trust both internally and to external organisations.
  • Responsible for reviewing programme delivery and the ongoing relationship with the local education providers to ensure the successful completion of programmes.
  • Responsible for ensuring all programmes are of high quality, fit for purpose and evaluated on a regular basis
  • Responsible for establishing strong working relationships with all Trust/ICS/national stakeholders that enable a clear understanding of all project outcomes and the facilitation to meet those needs.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate Level 5 or equivalent qualification or experience.



  • Previous experience of working in HR and/or Learning and Development / Career Development
  • Project management experience



  • Excellent management and organisational Skills
  • Highly developed mentoring skills

Attitude & Aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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