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Remote Assessor/ Supervisor (LD and MH Nursing) - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Remote assessor/supervisor Learning Disability/Mental Health will remotely support pre-registration Nursing students, Student Nursing Associates and Nursing Associate top-ups in non-traditional practice placement care settings where there is not normally a registered nurse on site.

The key focus will be to fulfil the roles and responsibilities of a student's designated PA or PS in line with Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) 'Standards for student supervision and assessment' and University regulations. It is expected that the post holder will work in partnership with non-registrant Onsite Supervisors and the University of Gloucestershire and other HEI, Coaches in Practice and Academic Assessors.

This role will provide remote supervision and assessment to Learning Disability and Mental Health student nurses, Student Nursing Associates and Nursing Associate top-ups during clinical placement.

There will be a requirement to provide professional support and facilitation to non-registrant staff supporting students and apprentices in a range of practice areas and environments. Allowing these non-traditional placement areas to provide valued, interesting, quality work-based placements which enable students and apprentices to develop the right skills, values and behaviours to deliver high quality, safe patient care regardless of setting.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will (by connecting with Practice Education Facilitator colleagues and Universities) help ensure placement areas and staff who are working alongside and supervising the students are equipped with the required knowledge and preparation in line with NMC education standards ensuring students are able to fulfil relevant professional standard proficiencies and learning outcomes.

By linking placement hosts and Universities the post holder will be able to work in collaboration with Placements and Partnerships Leads, Placements Quality and Allocation Managers, Course Leads, Coaches in Practice / Academics in Practice and other academic staff/ staff involved in learner placements to ensure that Learning Disability and Mental Health Nursing students have adequate practice supervisors, practice assessors or provide this role where needed, ensuring this is consistent with NMC and HEE standards and frameworks, local education quality standards and any education contract requirements

As a Practice Assessor the post holder will carry out Initial, Midpoint and Final Interviews in a timely way assessing student Professional Values, relevant Episodes of Care and providing formative and summative feedback, informing decisions to confirm achievement of student placement Proficiencies.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Professional Registration
  • Entry to NMC Register as RN5: Learning disabilities nurse, level 1 RNLD: Learning disabilities nurse, level 1
  • First degree or evidence of studying at this level
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification at degree level e.g. mentorship
  • Proven evidence of recent and ongoing CPD and understanding of revalidation requirements
  • Postgraduate training/education qualification (e.g. postgraduate Cert/Dip)


  • Entry to NMC Register as RN3: Mental health nurse, level 1 RNMH: Mental health nurse, level 1



  • Experience of working in a NHS provider setting
  • Demonstrable experience in supporting students in placement, mentoring and as a 'sign off' mentor or Practice Supervisor, Practice Assessor or Educator
  • Experience in teaching skills and / or knowledge to a diverse range of adults and/or children including students, service users, carers or relatives
  • An understanding of, or willingness to learn key elements within the 'Future Nurse' educational standards and ability to translate these into practice
  • To understand, live and build with others a culture of learning
  • Knowledge of Learning Disability and Mental Health community services and in-patient learning disability and mental health service delivery


  • Experience of working with Higher Education Institutions or Health Education England

Professional / Managerial / Specialist knowledge


  • Enhanced interpersonal skills to handle group facilitation, 1:1 coaching, challenging situations and negotiation
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic individual who can support, encourage and motivate others, strong interpersonal, communications and presentational skills, and a professional and confident manner
  • Good organisational skills with ability to manage multiple strands of work
  • To be confident with information technology and able to competently use Word, Excel spreadsheet functions and digital portals


  • Strong decision making skills

Personal Skills Abilities and Attributes


  • Able to work independently and collaboratively within and across teams both within the Organisation and the One Gloucestershire System

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


NHS Learning and Development Hub - Invista

Ermin Street



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