Senior Physical Interventions Facilitator

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Professional Healthcare Education as a Senior Physical Interventions Facilitator.

Full training will be provided to the post holder.

The role will be expected to develop and deliver a range of training courses, both theory and practical which meet both organisational and external client requirements for safeguarding of service users and staff within those organisations. The trainer will support the development and delivery of training packages to a wide range of internal and external staff groups, from both adult and paediatric nursing/care/theatre environments.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

To provide expertise related to Physical Interventions, Conflict- De-escalation, and Breakaway techniques. And work as part of a team of trainers within Physical Interventions Team.

Develop a positive learning environment to promote learning, with both internal and external candidates/clients.

Identify training opportunities/development

Assist with the planning of full range of Physical interventions training for internal and external candidates.

Ensure Physical interventions training is regularly updated to remain in line with the approved trainer provider, and to remain in line with Trust and registration requirements.

Develop a positive learning environment to promote learning.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assist in the design and delivery of conflict-de-escalation, breakaway and physical interventions training to an appropriate level consistent with DoH recommendations, statutory requirements, Trust standards, and external client requirements.

Deliver a range of Physical Interventions trainings and conflict resolution courses, bespoke where appropriate to staff needs/external client requirements

To provide expert advice to clinical staff across all specialities with regard to conflict de-escalation and physical interventions.

Will be the specialist lead for Conflict De-escalation, Breakaway /Self Protection ligature, Lone Working and searching of persons and property training.

To line manage band 5 Physical Interventions trainer.

Ensure that all Physical Interventions training is delivered in a safe and effective manner in accordance with Trust training needs, policies , national guidance, and trainer training provider requirements/standards, and that training venues are risk assessed, and that the risk assessments are up to date, prior to commencement of training.

Assessment of candidates to ensure where applicable they meet the required standard.

Interface with both internal and external candidates acting as an ambassador for Physical Interventions Training Team and the Trust, upholding Trust Values.

When appropriate meet both internal and external clients to design/bespoke course material, methods of delivery.

Offer guidance, advice and support to Trust employees on training needs in line with Trust Policies and DoH recommendations. To also offer guidance, advice and support to external clients in line with their requirements.

Liaise with Workforce Development/Organisational Development to ensure accurate data is maintained on learners, (training records).

Evaluate learner feedback, and suggest changes if appropriate

Work with the moving and handling lead to support risk management aspects of violence and aggression in accordance with national guidelines.

To work under own initiative managing competing demands.

To actively take responsibility and participate in ones own professional development, supervision and annual appraisal. To ensure that ones own identified mandatory and essential training is updated and maintained as appropriate, in line with Trust, national and approved trainer training provider requirements.

Liaise with the Moving and Handling Lead to enhance knowledgebase and maintain standardised delivery of training.

To maintain best practice and remain within ones own Code of Conduct with the delivery of training programmes , ensuring high standards at all times.

Represent the Physical Interventions Training Team at internal and external meetings/networks if required.

To review datix incident and offer de-brief to staff post incident. To advise staff in clinical environment on aspect regarding restraint/violence and aggression.

Person Specification



  • Physical interventions Train the Trainer Qualification as required by UHP for example NCRGSA Instructors Certificate (this will be undertaken post appointment if candidate does not already possess).
  • Evidence of postgraduate education (or demonstratable equivalent experience).
  • Registration for NMC/HCPC
  • Higher Education to degree level or equivalent.



  • Experience of Working with patients with challenging behaviours/Learning disability (Children & Young People and or Adult).
  • Demonstrate understanding of framework which ensures good clinical governance.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Demonstrable communication skills, written and verbal, ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels.
  • Able to provide feedback and assessments to candidates undertaking Physical Interventions Training.
  • Willingness to be flexible in job role
  • Physically fit enough to deliver all levels of Trust physical interventions training programme.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust



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