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Practice Experience Facilitator - Mental Health

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder in collaboration with the host organisation and Higher Education Institutes (HEI) colleagues will develop and implement strategies designed to foster cultural and behavioural change within the practice environment and provide effective support and supervision to pre- registration Nursing students in North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) localities and departments.

This will include sourcing placements opportunities, developing innovative placement solutions, and seeking to establish emerging placements. You will also be active in trying to support our clinical teams and services to offer and accept student placements in an effort to grow our placement numbers.

The post holder will be required to deputise for the Practice Experience Facilitation Manager as required.

Main duties of the job

The main function of this post is to work collaboratively with HEIs and Nursing to:

Work in partnership with the HEI and strategic NHS London/ East of England to develop, manage and negotiate placements within the organisation and beyond the organisational boundaries for the Pre-registration Nursing students.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the vacancy.

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) is committed to the implementation of the Equality and Diversity at Workplace policy which ensures equal opportunities for all.

NELFT is also committed to embracing diversity and eliminating discrimination in both its role as an employer and as a provider of services. It aims to create a culture that respects and values each others differences, promotes dignity, equality and diversity and encourages individuals to develop and maximise their potential.

The Trust will ensure that it provides equal and fairness for all, and not to discriminate on the grounds of gender, marital status, race/ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, transgender or gender reassignment status, age, marriage or civil partnership/same sex marriage, and because of you being pregnant or being on maternity/paternity leave. All staff are required to observe this policy in their behaviour to employees and patients/service users.
  • Support, develop and implement an organisational-wide strategy for students attending clinical placements
  • Act as the Placement link for the HEI and take responsibility for ensuring that appropriate quality placements are provided by the organisation to meet their commissioned numbers
  • Work in conjunction with the HEI Placement Teams to strategically plan the allocation of students on an annual basis
  • Work collaboratively with Trust staff and HEI to implement processes for managing the quality and mentoring capabilities of practice experience placements

Please note you will need to have an NMC registration.

Interviews for this post will be in person and held on Thursday 24th January 2024.

Person Specification



  • oQualified Mental Health Nurse registered with NMC



  • oEvidence of promoting or supporting pre-reg Nursing
  • oExperience and/or knowledge of Nursing practice across different professions and specialties
  • oKnowledge and/or experience of co-ordinating student placements
  • oKnowledge of NHS and AHP Nursing agendas



  • oDemonstrate the NELFT trust values,

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Courtyard, Campus Way,

Gillingham Business Park



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