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Strategic Health Facilitator

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
27 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We are recruiting for a Health Facilitator Nurse who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients and staff receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated, and experienced registered Learning Disability nurse who has extensive learning disability and mental health experience to work within our Community Learning Disability Team based on the Isle of Wight.

You will be expected to manage your caseload effectively to improve the experience for the adults who have a diagnosis of Learning Disability and /or autism. The ability to communicate effectively and share information appropriately within a multi-agency context is also essential.

You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be flexible and capable of working independently, as well as part of the wider Adult CLDT.

The Adult CLDT is Island wide, clinics/visits will be held in various locations across the Island, therefore the post holder must be a driver.

The post is full time Monday to Friday.

We are able to offer relocation packages or support with travelling to the Isle of Wight.

For further information contact Steven Reynolds (LD Liaison lead) or David Sellers (Service lead) on

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

Improve the Primary and Secondary care health experience of people with a learning disability.

Contribute to the design and delivery of a Directorate and Locality strategic health facilitation work plan.

Provide advice and support to others concerning health facilitation in the pursuit of improving access to mainstream health services for people with a learning disability.

Be a member of the multi-disciplinary Learning Disability team.

Contribute to effective multidisciplinary working within the Learning Disability team and build effective liaison with community, primary, other secondary and tertiary services and agencies to meet individual need and service development.

Carry out all relevant forms of care without direct supervision, and will be required to demonstrate procedures to, and supervise qualified and unqualified staff.

Mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students

Ensure that systems are used to incorporate any adopted models of quality assurance and governance into everyday practice.

Participate in the recruitment, deployment and management of staff.

Please see attached job description for further details.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trusts beach hut in Ryde. We offer flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

Person Specification



  • Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training
  • Post qualification - in depth experience
  • Knowledge in health care for people with learning disabilities
  • Experience of mentorship in practice
  • Working knowledge of the application of the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge/Experience of MCA/Best Interest
  • Knowledge and skills related to Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Knowledge of local and national drivers for Health Care for People with Learning Disabilities


  • Speciality specific Level 3 learning
  • Evidence of effective team working and leadership skills
  • Evidence of experience in education of nurses and/or multiprofessional groups
  • Evidence of ability to utilise a variety of communication techniques
  • Evidence of excellent communications skills
  • Ability to be able to work under challenging situations

Physical Skills


  • Ability to travel
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people who have difficulty understanding
  • Good facilitation skills including training for formal and informal carers
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills (active listening, building empathy)
  • Ability to organise self and others to achieve tasks
  • Ability to motivate service users
  • Provide clinical supervision
  • Demonstrate evidence of team working
  • Able to contribute to team discussion and be respectful of others' views
  • Aware of personal and professional boundaries
  • Respect for service users
  • An understanding of the importance of service user involvement in their own care and care plan


  • Evidence of effective team working and leadership skills
  • Well presented, confident, respectful, self-reliant, aware of personal boundaries, resourceful, imaginative, enthusiastic, adaptable, affable.
  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate their values and beliefs in working with people with a learning disability

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