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Moving and Handling Trainer

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to support the Moving and Handling Advisor and the Moving and Handling Team.

You will need to have a recognised qualification in Moving and Handling, organisational skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Moving and Handling is about providing safe Moving and Handling techniques so far as is reasonably practicable, for employees, and patients.

Proposed interview date: 4th October 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver quality Moving and Handling education and associated support elements of the role will include planning, implementing and evaluating training programmes Trust wide.

The post holder will be expected to develop knowledge, practice and research in the specialist area and engage with other institutions where appropriate. The trainer will be a visible, accessible individual who can provide knowledge and expertise in clinical practice when affording training to staff.

The post holder will act as an expert practitioner and role model in order to provide development of a workforce with the ability to provide safe and high standards of care in relation to supporting Moving and Handling.

Achieve and maintain compliance, keeping within guidelines, policies and procedures reflecting the overall philosophy of the Trust.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Degree level qualification in relevant subject or equivalent relevant experience
  • ROSPA qualification or equivalent experience
  • Teaching qualification or experienced in delivery of training
  • Sound knowledge of Moving and Handling
  • Substantial experience in Moving and Handling


  • Experience of managing small teams

Skills and Aptitude


  • Advanced levels of IT skills and competence in Microsoft office programmes

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


TBC - St Austell/Bodmin

Carew House


PL31 2QN

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