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Practice Development Lead

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata, Salary is dependant on experience
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Practice Development Team Lead has leadership responsibility for the ongoing development and sustainability of high quality and innovative practice and educational development for the Trust.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the professional objectives for the practice development agenda including the management of the practice development team.

The post will be responsible for supporting role development and will act as a point of contact for advice and expertise on all matters relating to professional nursing, midwifery and AHP issues with regards to education. The role will be integral to ensuring excellent communication with the senior nursing, midwifery and AHP staff across the Trust as well as with external agencies and

Approved Education Institutes. Liaising with the senior nursing, midwifery and AHP teams and relevant others, the post holder will ensure the workforce development and education agendas are aligned and follow local and national guidance. The post holder will be supported by and escalate to the Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) as required.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high profile leadership and support to nursing, midwifery and AHP groups to ensure education governance requirements are met and sustained across the Trust.
  • To lead and manage the Practice Development team (Practice Facilitators, Educators and Apprenticeship lead).
  • To deputise for the ACNO as required, representing the Trust at strategic and operational meetings internally and externally.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all required reports are prepared and submitted within the agreed timescales to a high standard.
  • To lead and empower all staff to challenge poor practice and behaviour which could compromise patient care.
  • To have oversight of the Trusts Clinical Apprenticeship agenda for Nursing, Midwifery and AHP to ensure education governance requirements are met and sustained across the Trust.
  • To support the development of organisational strategies by working closely with the nursing, midwifery and AHP teams to foster a culture that embeds best practice and sustainable change, that will harness innovations and technologies and design out risk.
  • To oversee the recruitment of key posts within the service and act as expert advisor to other services and external bodies.

For more detail - see job description.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse/Midwife/AHP with current NMC or HCPC registration
  • Educated to masters level in a health / social care or professionally relevant subject
  • Demonstrable Evidence of continuous professional development of relevance to practice development
  • Leadership course completion/qualification


  • PGCE
  • Lean methodology training



  • Strong management and leadership skills with a proven record of motivating staff
  • Evidence of delivery at an organisational level
  • Robust knowledge of NMC standards pertaining to education and proficiency
  • Operational experience in a clinical educational role
  • Evidence of the delivery of sustainable change management and service improvement projects locally and nationally

Personal Attributes


  • A collaborative and natural leader able to build and sustain effective working relationships both internally and externally to the organisation
  • Self-motivated and resilient, with the ability to preserve order to achieve objectives and have the flexibility to take the views of others
  • Demonstrates understanding of the Trust values and the role they play in delivery of workforce and education
  • Politically astute

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital

Union Walk



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