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Lead Nurse for Education

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per Anum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced nurse with a passion for education? Are you looking to pursue an educationalist role within a clinical environment?

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Lead Nurse for Education to join our team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of nursing and healthcare education here at the RUH.

You will work closely with a team of experienced facilitators/educators and take on the lead role aligning our preceptorship and apprenticeship strategy to meet the demands of the ever-growing nursing workforce.

You will work in collaboration with the regional Health Education teams and education providers to continue our work with our apprenticeship program, healthcare support worker and return to practice opportunities. We are currently supporting students from fifteen universities nationally.

Main duties of the job

You will be the Trust representative in the registered nurse and nursing Associate programmes, management and curricula development forums, and liaising with higher education institutes and relevant partners in order to present future needs and requirements and be familiar with the educational needs of all staff.

You will need to be forward thinking, enthusiastic and an excellent communicator with the ability to work autonomously but also as part of a strong senior team.

Your role will lead our under graduate student programmes and placements with a responsibility to ensure we are auditing our outcomes on a continuous journey of improvement.

As the lead nurse for education, you will be responsible for the allocation of CPD monies and development ensuring these are aligned to our workforce planning objectives to meet the needs of our staff and patients in conjunction with our clinical strategy.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse 1st level current NMC registration
  • Master's degree relevant to speciality or evidence of working towards this level.

Specific Skills


  • Ability to formulate and write strategies and board papers related to area of work
  • An empowering leadership style, which involves staff and maximises their performance and motivation
  • Understanding of budget management and the ability to make cost savings

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust



Combe Park



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