Preceptorship Programme Lead

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
*Subject to Job matching*

East Cheshire Trust is committed to ensuring that preceptorship is available to all newly qualified registrants across the Trust.

This is a one-year fixed term contract or secondement opportunity which aims to ensure a cohesive trust wide approach to assure the high-quality delivery of the Preceptorship Framework for newly qualified registrants. The post holder will be expected to build on previous work by working closely with Preceptorship Champions and the Education teams.

The post holder will be responsible for implementing and embedding ECT's preceptorship programme. To ensure that the NHS England standards for Preceptorship are planned, implemented, delivered, and evaluated. Working towards the National Preceptorship Quality Mark.

To develop preceptors throughout the Trust who will be able to effectively support and coach preceptees in practice, with the aim of increasing their competence and confidence in the first-year post qualification.

The post holder will develop strong working relationship at all levels across the Trust and with external partners to develop a culture whereby preceptorship is firmly embedded.

The post holder will be responsible for the monitoring and measuring success against agreed performance indicators in line with the Trusts recruitment and retention strategy.

Main duties of the job

Take a lead role for preceptorship, across the Trust, ensuring that all newly qualified Registered Nurses Nursing Associates, Midwives, Healthcare scientists and Allied Health Professional (AHP) staff have a structured programme of support from their designated preceptor and from the Trust as a whole.

To be an influencer and change agent through being a professional resource/role model in supporting teams in providing preceptorship. Act as a role model by demonstrating leadership and expertise, and by maintaining credibility within East Cheshire NHS Trust, the wider health care community, and external agencies, ensuring a positive image of the Trust is maintained.

Co-ordinate and lead on the development of the Preceptorship framework across the Trust. Directly supporting the Head of Education, Head of Allied Health Professions, and L& D Innovation Lead in leading and delivering workforce development projects.

To lead on the development and review of policies relating to Preceptorship across the Trust. To monitor the implementation of policies and clinical guidance, ensuring reviews take place, including influencing improvements to preceptorship.

Please see job description and person specification for more details.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at .

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills


  • Registered Health Professional with current qualification
  • Registration with relevant professional Body e.g., NMC/HCPC
  • Educated to master's level or equivalent level or equivalent experience of working at a senior level in specialist area.
  • Project Management Experience



  • Experience working with other healthcare organisations.
  • Understanding of the implications of national workforce programmes on attraction & retention of healthcare staff.
  • Detailed knowledge of the workings of the NHS, social and independent sector care.
  • Strong understanding of the policy environment.
  • Proven and significant leadership experience and/or formal management qualification.
  • Must understand the background to and aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this on engagement.

Other role requirements


  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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