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Apprenticeship Assessor/Coach - Clinical

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new, exciting opportunity for an experienced trainer within our Faculty of Education, working across the whole Trust.

Apprenticeships are increasingly important for the recruitment, retention and training of staff. They apply at all levels, across all disciplines, with more apprenticeship standards being approved nationally. TheApprenticeship Assessor/Coach is a key specialist role in our Faculty of Education. This post will focus initially on coordinating the planning and delivery of Healthcare Assistant Apprenticeships.

The Trust's offering of in-house apprenticeship delivery is a new provision. You will work as part of the Apprenticeship Delivery Team to run this service and meet the Trust's 5-year business plan.

You will work with a diverse range of internal colleagues and external partners to create apprenticeship opportunities that enable staff to develop and progress, regardless of where they work in the Trust or the job they do.

You can be based at either Ipswich or Colchester General Hospital, although there will be the requirement for occasional travel to other Trust Sites as required.

Main duties of the job

  • To coordinate the planning and delivery of Apprenticeship training programmes within the trust for Healthcare Assistants including any mandatory qualifications.
  • To facilitate face to face support to evidence acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard
  • To carry a caseload of Apprentices and plan support through all aspects of their programme to include in-learning, gateway and successful achievement of the End Point Assessment
  • To liaise with and support all parties involved in the Apprenticeship journey ensuring that everyone is informed and kept up to date with progress and achievement

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work closely with the Lead Technical Trainer to devise individual programmes in line with the needs of the Apprentice and their working area
  • Coordinate the on programme element of the Apprenticeship and support collation of portfolio of evidence that showcases the Apprentices knowledge, skills and abilities to their best standard
  • To ensure any mandatory training or internal training is mapped across in to the Apprenticeship to maximise and capture naturally occurring knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Coordinate the delivery of group based teaching sessions as and when required
  • To manage the learner journey and ensure that mandatory timelines are met such as candidate registration, completion of mandatory qualifications, gateway and EPA requirements
  • To meet regularly with the line managers to review progress and set targets in line with the programme delivery
  • Complete all tasks required for funding and compliance in a timely manner to facilitate claims and to meet audit requirements
  • Provide updates and reports during caseload reviews, identifying any learners who may be at risk along with plans for support and required interventions
  • To support delivery and assessment for English and maths Functional Skills as required
  • Take part in regular standardisation meetings as and when required
  • Support external monitoring visits as and when required, for example: EQA, ESFA and Ofsted.

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached role descriptor and job description.

Person Specification



  • GCSE grade 5/C or equivalent in English and Maths
  • A minimum of a level 3 qualification in a Health or Social Care subject
  • A willingness to achieve an Assessor qualification within the first 6 months if not already held


  • A relevant teaching qualification at a minimum of level 3 or a willingness to complete within 2 years
  • IQA qualification
  • Degree in a clinical area



  • Previous administrative role
  • Working collaboratively as part of a team
  • IT Systems including - Microsoft Office
  • Experience of communicating with a range of people both within and external to the organisation
  • Experience of training, coaching or mentoring in the workplace


  • NHS experience
  • Experience within relevant work area
  • Recent experience of assessing and coaching in the workplace
  • Use of e-portfolio such as OneFile or SmartAssessor
  • IQA responsibilities
  • Experience of leading standardisation
  • Sign up processes and eligibility criteria
  • Experience of delivering maths and English Functional Skills
  • Recent experience of carrying a caseload of Apprentices
  • Experience of working with Apprenticeship Standards

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of relevant work area and specialist terminology
  • Excellent communication skills(written and verbal
  • Able to plan and prioritise effectively and work within defined deadlines
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy


  • Project Management
  • Knowledge of functional skills reforms
  • Knowledge of funding and compliance rules for Apprenticeships
  • Knowledge of Apprenticeship Standard

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich/Colchester Hospital



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