Band 7 Advanced CPD Facilitator- Learning Disabilities - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
We are delighted to offer this unique and exciting opportunity for a skilled, registered clinician to join our Team of Advanced CPD Facilitators, and to make a significant difference to the knowledge and skills of our clinical workforce at AWP. We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse or AHP, with a particular clinical interest in Learning Disability. To succeed, you are invited to demonstrate:
  • A passion for clinical learning, CPD and professional practitioner development, and an ability to design, implement and evaluate innovative alternatives to traditional, classroom-based training.
  • A practice and evidence informed knowledge of (and clinical enthusiasm for) improving the service delivery within AWP for people with a Learning Disability and supporting the key service improvements associated with delivering clinical support to people with a Learning Disability with a Mental health related condition and associated factors such as physical, emotional and social support backed up by own post-registration CPD.
  • A vision for this post and how it will support and supplement the 'Olivier McGowan Mandatory Training' provision.

We are willing to consider 15-22.5 hours per week for this role.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a small, dynamic trust-wide team, designed to bring relevant, evidence-based skills to front-line Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in the workplace. The aim is stimulate professional curiosity across our care teams, fostering a sustainable culture of clinical learning and development. This development programme is supported by resources from Health Education England.

Each Advanced CPD Facilitator role involves:
  • Testing out new ways of 'doing' CPD in the clinical setting.
  • Working alongside clinicians to model and share best practice.
  • Facilitating 'skills sessions' and helping to create a protected space for learning and reflection.
  • Developing resources to help nurses and AHPs to revalidate and progress.
  • Collaborating in the creation of clinical development packages aimed at particular professional groups (e.g. those undertaking preceptorship, returning to clinical practice, aspiring to be a charge nurse or senior clinical practitioner etc.)
  • Keeping accurate records of all registrants and teams worked with, via the electronic learning record and quarterly reporting processes.
  • Liaising with Trust professional leads to ensure CPD interventions align with strategic priorities

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description for detailed information about the main responsibilities of this role and the person specification. The role sits within AWP's Nursing and Quality Directorate and as such requires a high level of autonomy, flexibility and commitment.

Person Specification



  • Hold a up to date professional registration- Nurse, SW, SALT, OT
  • Post Qualification CPD


  • Teaching qualification



  • Demonstrate post reg LD clinical experience
  • Evidence of teaching, or supporting learning of others


  • Experience in inpatients and community settings
  • Demonstrating of being involved in, or leading change within professional role



  • Demonstrable knowledge of current national policy and practice for LD
  • Knowledge of providing clinical support and care plus it challenges
  • Sound knowledge of MH, LD and physical and psychological interventions


  • To be able to demonstrate knowledge of models of learning and teaching
  • Able to relate MH/LD to support clinical care pathways- such as behaviours that challenge physical and MH



  • Positive written and verbal skills
  • Able to manage varied audiences and manage challenges to content delivery
  • Autonomous and solution focussed
  • Work as part of a team


  • Skilled in delivering information in accessible formats
  • Skills in supporting co-production in training delivery

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Fromeside, Blackberry Hill


BS16 1EG

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