LCHS NHS Trust is offering an exciting opportunity to an individual who meets the job specification within our Learning and Organisational Development Team Apprentice Centre. The successful applicant will be joining our team to internally quality assure our vocational programmes. A typical day will include contact with a wide variety of individuals to support their vocational journeys.
The role is designed to enrich the quality of the learning delivered to health and social care staff across Lincolnshire. We aim to prepare staff for their next step in their vocational development as part of our organisational approach to 'growing for the future'. You will have a qualification in Quality Assurance such as V1 or D34, you should also have experience or occupational competence in clinical and care expertise.Main duties of the job
The post holder will Internally Quality assure the delivery of apprenticeship education, , training, and development of Clinical Apprenticeship Programmes and will be responsible for progressing the delivery of apprenticeship programmes ensuring that the delivery is compliant with the academic and apprenticeship standards prescribed by the awarding bodies.The post holder will principally support the delivery of Clinical Apprenticeship training to support evidenced based care across the workforce teams.As contribution within the Learning & Organisational Development Team, the post holder will ensure that the workforce is fit for purpose in terms of their roles and that individual role competencies are reviewed to provide a safe, high quality and efficient service.The post holder will contribute to the Trust's education and development strategies, supporting projects as designated by the Apprenticeship Lead.About us
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.
At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.
LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.
We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more https://www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/join-us/learning-and-devJob descriptionJob responsibilities
LCHS policies, procedures, and guideline - It is a condition of your employment that as an employee you are expected to adhere to our policies, procedures, and guidelines. These can all be found on the Trusts website.
Act as expert in the Quality Assurance of the relevant Clinical apprenticeship standards and possesses the relevant knowledge, theory and understanding to support learners throughout the programme of study
Provide regular support to learners and Assessors ensuring 12 weekly reviews are accurately recorded and documented in the correct format that satisfies both Ofsted and ESFA requirements
To be responsible for carrying out work-based visits, observations, and reviews in a timely manner to ensure Assessors are meeting deadlines and progressing as targeted.
Support initial skills assessment and is actively involved in the Induction of new starters
Ensures and contributes to the successful and timely completions of learners
Provide independent support to all learners and Assessors regarding their welfare safeguarding and advice reasonable adjustments liaising if required with awarding bodies
Proactively manages Assessors/learners that are non-compliant and follows up all on all non-attendances in a timely manner
Contributes to the development of the Clinical Apprenticeship delivery.
Provide a visible profile, having an advisory and practical input into the development of staff as directed by the Apprenticeship Manager
Prepare accurate and concise reports, both written and verbal using Ecordia electronic portfolio
Deploy effective communication strategies to ensure that information and knowledge is imparted sensitively according to needs of patients, staff, Assessors and learners in training
Keep relevant records and submit reports in a professionally acceptable manner.
To maintain professional registration, competence, and continual professional development by appropriate means e.g., attendance at professional forums, conferences and learning events
To create and maintain collaborative and constructive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders through attendance at appropriate groups, forums and other meetings/ events as required
To prioritise own work commitments to meet the needs of the service and to manage work time effectively
To maintain own health and safety and that of others by own work activity, to ensure that all relevant policies and practices are observed, to cooperate with management in meeting health and safety requirements, and to attend mandatory training. To identify work related risks and ensure that they are reported in accordance with Trusts Risk Management Policy and associated procedures
Provision of information, advice, and guidance to all Assessors/learners whilst on programme
To liaise with colleagues to ensure consistency and clarity in communicating programme requirements to apprentices and their employers.
To effectively manage a caseload of learners and Assessors as directed by the Apprentice Manager through keeping records and preparing reports for regular work-based learning/assessor meetings to review progress of apprentices.
Design and deliver Clinical apprenticeship training sessions to learners of varied needsPerson SpecificationQualificationEssential
- Vocational Verifier (D34, IQA or V1)
- Level 3 Healthcare related qualification or equivalent (2 A Levels)
- English and Maths qualification at Level 2 or equivalent
- Teaching qualification, PTTLS/ ideally DTTL's
- IT Qualification
- Vocational Assessor (D32/33, CAVA or A1)
- Information Advice and Guidance Qualification
- Portfolio of evidence demonstrating achievements in practice/education and delivery of training programmes
- Recent evidence of continuing professional and personal development
- Experience of change management
- Evidence of project management
- Experience in teaching English and Maths within a recognised qualification
- Awareness of ESFA/ Ofsted rules and regulations
- Designing and developing curriculums to meet the needs of Assessors/learners
- Critical analysis skills
- Evidence of skills in diplomacy and negotiation.
- Management and leadership theory
- Understand, interpret, and critically analyse data and information
- Facilitating at multi-professional workshops
Special AttributesEssential Personal QualitiesEssential
- In depth knowledge of apprenticeship qualifications
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Enthusiastic and supportive with the ability to motivate people
- Confident Decision maker
Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS TrustAddress
Witham Park, Waterside South
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