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Deputy Director of Education, Learning & Staff Development

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will support the Education, Learning & Staff Development Director in providing operational and strategic leadership in systems, processes, and relationships to ensure that the Trust education and training programme is delivered.

Along with deputising for the Education, Learning and Staff Development Director, the post holder will have direct management responsibility for a range of functions, as well as specific areas of responsibility including:
  • Policy oversight and development
  • Education quality assurance and governance
  • Education and training

In addition to building networks and relationships across the organisation, the post will also have an external focus in developing networks nationally to learn from and share best practice, and locally ensuring appropriate connections across health, social, and voluntary and education sector organisations.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the development and ongoing review of the long-term Education Business Plan and strategic plans aligned to funding contracts, ensuring that they are consistent with the Trust strategy and direction, NHS priorities and stakeholder requirements. Plans must be successfully developed in accordance with agreed internal and external measures of performance.

Bring together individuals and teams into contributing to the Education Agenda.

Lead on the development and implementation of Education and Training policies including the study leave policy, induction, mandatory and job specific essential training policy and funding frameworks and advise on relevant policy development in other fields.Lead on service development and improvement initiative to continuously improve the education and training provision and ensure all regulatory standards and frameworks are met.

About us

You will be part of an ambitious and friendly team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest Acute and community healthcare NHS trusts caring for 2 million patients a year across 5 hospitals and community services. Your role will be to provide leadership across the Education and Training agenda.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated so whilst you care for our patients and clients, we'll take care of you. We offer many different ways of helping staff including career development opportunities, flexible working, good annual leave and pension schemes, health and wellbeing packages and financial support systems. Joining the Trust also allows you access to a number of saving options via our salary sacrifice schemes and a wide range of discount opportunities with retailers and service providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree or equivalent level qualification.
  • Masters level / or equivalent professional management qualification/ or already working towards equivalent qualification


  • Professional qualification in relevant field
  • Workplace Medication Accreditation
  • Health and care experience

Further Training


  • Evidence of continuous development through training and development courses as well as on-the-job development



  • Extensive experience at senior management level (Agenda for Change 8B or above, or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience within a large, complex organisation
  • Extensive staff management experience, including the setting of clear objectives, team and individual appraisal, recruitment, and management of HR issues.
  • Experience of leading and managing significant change
  • Experience of large scale project management
  • Experience of managing, monitoring and controlling budgets.
  • Experience of building effective and lasting working relationships with a wide range of colleagues including senior managers.
  • Experience of negotiating with and influencing staff at all levels of seniority.
  • Extensive experience of report writing and presenting to subcommittees of board.
  • Experience of leading the development and implementation of strategic plans.


  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of leading education training and/or workforce development agenda
  • Experience of working in, or within Education Sector
  • Experience of building effective and lasting working relationships with clinical staff

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Strong personal and professional credibility
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills including the ability to persuade and to deliver bad/ sensitive news to individuals or large audiences.
  • First class written skills, including English grammar
  • Accurate and thorough with an eye for detail
  • Ability to critically analyse and cut through complex problems or issues
  • Able to see and understand the broader context/bigger picture
  • Clear evidence of tangible achievements and delivery
  • Highly motivated, self-motivated and committed
  • Consistently demonstrates professionalism, kindness, and civility
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly
  • A clear understanding of confidentiality when dealing with matters relating to staff and patients.
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise an unpredictable workload with frequent disruption.
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Self-awareness, an understanding of impact on others and an ability to manage self and maintain professional conduct in difficult or challenging situations.
  • Always demonstrates honesty, integrity, and fairness
  • A commitment to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and in service delivery.
  • Clear about referring upwards where necessary

Values and Behaviours


  • Patients first - Always puts patients first
  • Respectful - Respectful to patients, staff colleagues and all internal and external contacts
  • Ownership - Takes responsibility for own actions and areas of management
  • Unity - Willingly works as part of a team
  • Deliver - Proven track record of delivery on objectives

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Rivermead Training Centre, Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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