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AHP Education Practitioner

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join our dynamic, forward thinking NMAHP Education Team who proudly demonstrate WeCare Values. We are looking to recruit a Band 7 AHP Practitioner to contribute to the Trust wide development of high-quality education for Bart's Health. This role will support the AHP Education Team in the delivery of high-quality pre-registration learning opportunities for AHP learners at Barts Health to develop our future AHP workforce.

As part of the AHP Undergraduate Team you will be responsible for:
  • Co-ordinating AHP pre-registration placements across the trust including delivering the Trust Induction Programme.
  • Providing on-site support, educational input and development activities for staff, practice educators and learners.
  • Assessing the quality of a range of clinical and other practice learning environments and determine interventions to sustain and enhance practice education.
  • Working closely with NMAHP Education Team to develop, coordinate, evaluate and implement education programmes for AHP pre-registration learners within Barts Health NHS Trust.
  • Building relationships both internally and externally to ensure AHP students' training is understood and valued within the regulated AHP workforce

Applicants will need to hold a current HCPC registration and have broad clinical skills and have worked in the NHS or similar health service at a senior level. The applicant should have a strong interest in clinical education and supporting learners in practice.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this post is to co-ordinate and provide on-site support, educational input and development activities for staff, practice educators and learners as part of the AHP Undergraduate Education Team. This post holder will support the AHP Undergraduate Education Lead to ensure the provision of high quality practice learning experiences for undergraduate AHP learners. This will include assessing the quality of a range of clinical and other practice learning environments and determining interventions to sustain and enhance practice education.

This post holder will be responsible for developing, coordinating, evaluating and implementing education programmes for AHP pre-registration learners within Barts Health NHS Trust. This will include the trust induction programme. They will assist in the implementation and monitoring of local, regional and national guidelines, initiatives and policies pertaining to pre-registration training. With support from the AHP Undergraduate Education Lead they will develop the strategic evaluation of clinical practice areas, feeding back the results in a timely way and supporting local managers to develop appropriate action plans to address any issues that arise.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

They will provide support for practice educators ensuring they remain fit for purpose. They will work closely with HEI partners to ensure educators and learners are supported while on placement. They will build relationships both internally and externally to ensure AHP students training is understood and valued within the regulated AHP workforce. The post holder will also work as a part of the Barts Health Nurse, Midwifery and AHP Education Team in close liaison with site education leads, practice educators and managers across the Trust to provide the education and training to support workforce and service development.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Please contact Lucy Dempsey, AHP Undergraduate Education Lead, if you wish to have an informal chat about this role.


Person Specification



  • Registered Allied Health Professional
  • Relevant first degree or equivalent
  • Up to date Practice Educator training or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education or working towards



  • At least 2 years post registration working within the NHS at Band 6 with regular interactions with learners.
  • Experience facilitating and delivering training sessions.
  • Experience assessing learning in practice.
  • Experience of challenging poor practice.
  • Proven track record in line managing people with clearly defined leadership skills.
  • Ability to establish partnerships and foster good working relationships.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of initiating, evaluating and sustaining change.


  • Relevant Band 7 Experience
  • Experience in recruitment and selection.
  • Experience of capability management.
  • Clinical audit and service evaluation experience.
  • Experience of managing and responding to complaints.



  • Sound knowledge of current clinical and educational issues.
  • Understanding of national and regional education agendas (including professional bodies such as NMC, HCPC etc.)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of evidence-based practice.
  • Specialist knowledge across a range of work procedures and practices underpinned by theoretical knowledge.
  • Awareness of own accountability.


  • Knowledge of HCPC Quality assurance processes relating to education, including Fitness to Practice.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements of Health Education England and other regulatory bodies.
  • Understand potential impact of the NHS Long Term Plan. (DH, 2019) on role and service.



  • Demonstrates computer literacy e.g. Microsoft packages, email, electronic patient records and electronic rostering.
  • Able to communicate effectively using a range of methods.
  • Ability to convey complex concepts in an easily understood language.
  • Able to plan and manage own workload and work autonomously.
  • Able to retain concentration in a fast-paced pressured environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills working with all levels of clinical and non-clinical staff.
  • Take a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Enhanced clinical skills
  • Demonstrate research and audit skills.


  • Ability to negotiate and influence at all levels of the organisation and with different staff groups.
  • Able to teach/train effectively 1:1, in groups, in classroom and clinical practice.
  • Ability to conduct audits, write reports and evidence-based documents.
  • Skill using technology to support learning & teaching.
  • Ability to develop information and training resources to support learning.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End Hospital



E1 4DG

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