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Clinical Risk Training Lead

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the nurse consultant network and clinical education team to develop and deliver innovative training on clinical risk and suicide prevention. The role would suit someone passionate about therapeutic engagement and creative, evidence based psychosocial interventions for improving patient safety and quality for mental health service users.

We offer flexible hybrid working between home, classrooms, and office.

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Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for making sure there is sufficient clinical risk and suicide prevention training provision to meet the mandatory and essential clinical risk training requirements of mental health (MH) workforce in BHFT.
  • Work with the Nurse Consultant Network drawing upon local and national learning and drivers and embed within training.
  • Develop and maintain up to date, specialist knowledge and experience in the field of health clinical risk management and suicide prevention.
  • Provide support to MH workforce through effective communication and specialist clinical advice with respect to clinical risk management and suicide prevention as required.
  • Teach a range of clinical risk management and suicide prevention training for MH workforce to meet their mandatory and essential training requirements as per Trust and national guidance.
  • Work with key stakeholders and clinical experts to ensure clinical risk training delivered within BHFT is aligned with local and national guidelines.
  • Make sure Training is clinically relevant, evidence based and inclusive.
  • Contribute to the development of Trust policies and strategies associated with clinical risk management.
  • Attend relevant training forums and meetings to provide regular training updates on clinical risk training.
  • Actively raise awareness about clinical risk and suicide risk assessment and prevention among MH workforces.
  • Active membership of the BHFT Suicide Prevention Steering Group

About us

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance, and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, patients, families, and carers.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • Band 7 salary depending on the years of experience.
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • much more

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Must haves for this role:

Ideal candidate will have:
  • Passion for building strong therapeutic alliance with services users and carers.
  • Clinical teaching and assessing experience.
  • Quality improvement in practice experience.
  • Excellent skills to work with excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint and MS teams

Person Specification



  • Professional healthcare qualification at Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Current healthcare professional registration in a mental health speciality (E.g. Mental Health Nurse)



  • Leadership qualification
  • Teaching qualification or willingness to undertake this
  • Coaching Qualification (e.g. PNA)

Previous Experience


  • Experience in building credible programme and project plans, identifying activities, resources, timescales, and milestones
  • Clinical experience in Mental health
  • Extensive experience of working as a senior healthcare professional
  • Experience of carrying out in-depth analyses, interpretation and synthesis of complex data and concepts
  • Experience of working and developing relationships across multi-disciplinary groups
  • Evidence of continuing professional development at academic Level 7
  • Experience of writing reports suitable for senior and executive level audiences.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of clinical risk management in Mental Health
  • Ability to work with clinical teams in the delivery of risk minimisation strategies
  • Knowledge of the theoretical approaches to clinical risk assessment, including suicide prevention
  • A thorough understanding of the educational requirements of mental health workforce
  • Able to work independently and autonomously to tight deadlines and to prioritise effectively against conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work and move between strategic and operational level thinking
  • Able to gain the confidence and respect of others in order to deliver within a complex function and be able to build positive relationships with managers, colleagues and key stakeholders
  • Evaluation & audit skills
  • Project management
  • Policy writing skills
  • High level of communication skills
  • Ability to prepare, deliver and evaluate presentations
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Able to use judgement and common sense
  • Able to liaise with different disciplines and levels of staff
  • Sound working knowledge of education within an NHS setting


  • Experience of producing and interpreting complex data / reports / dashboards
  • Report writing
  • Positive attitude to work and changing practices
  • Able to lead and motivate
  • Sound principles of decision making

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently to sites across the Trust to meet the requirements of the role (some times more than once a day)

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Prospect Park Hospital

Honey End Lane


RG30 4EJ

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