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Practice Based Learning Lead

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Bristol and Weston is a large university hospital which provides a wide range of learning opportunities across the organisation and the trust supports practice based learning for a diverse group of learners including those on Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionalprogrammes, Pharmacy and Healthcare Science as well as supporting learner pipelines such as clinical traineeships and T levels reflecting the ambition and focus of the education strategy and the NHS long term workforce plan (2023)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Nurse or Midwife to join the Practice based Learning team within Clinical Learning and Development as Practice Based Learning Lead.

Main duties of the job

The key purpose of the Practice based learning team, is to manage, lead and report on supervision, assessment and placement activity within UHBW and the wider BNSSG ICB to ensure that all learners have a positive experience and high quality learning opportunities.

The practice based learning lead will be pivotal indriving the placement expansion agenda within the UHBW education strategy and the expansion of placement activity and capacity across the wider system to improve recruitment and the retention ofstudents and learners meet the needs of the NHS long term workforce plan. (2023)

As operational lead for practice based learning you will be working in partnership with higher education institutes and system partners and participating in relevant sub-groups linked to the BNSSG Learning Academy Group to steer the system approaches to clinical placements and practice based learning.

Key Relationships will include

o Head of Clinical Learning and Developmento Practice development lead and managero Divisional ward managers, matrons, education leads, and HR colleagueso Resourcing and talent, recruitment leads and HR business partnerso Library, knowledge management and digital content teamo Learner management system teamo System partners within BNSSGo NHS England

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Clinical Professional Registration, registered with a professional body e.g. NMC, HCPC
  • Educated to a Masters level in relevant subject or equivalent
  • A teaching/education qualification or willingness to work towards. This could include a Fellow in Higher Education qualification


  • Leadership/management qualification or relevant experience
  • Professional Nurse Advocate

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post-registration experience in healthcare
  • Substantial experience of education and training as part of large, complex health and social o care organisation to masters level equivalent
  • Experience of managing staff and building successful high performing teams
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of placement and assessment suited to clinical o practice placement and development
  • Clear understanding of the career pipelines into nursing
  • Clear understanding of clinical apprenticeship standards and varying placement o requirements attached to each standard
  • Good level of understanding of contract and regulatory KPIs and external governance o requirements such as CQC, Ofsted, NMC and NHS England
  • Proven managerial and leadership experience of a team or project
  • Knowledge of different assessment and learning methods
  • Evidence of recent relevant professional development and its application in the workplace


  • Prior experience of managing budgets and resources
  • Experience of working with HEIs to gain accreditation for internal programmes

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to provide leadership by designing strategy and translating strategy and evidence into effective operational and education plans
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and teaching skills
  • Well-developed and demonstrable communication skills, to include the ability to provide complex, o Information to working groups or large groups of staff and trainees
  • Able to work with others to develop and increase the recruitment pipeline and capacity provision
  • Able to build and maintain effective customer focused partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Skilled, inclusive communicator and educator with the ability to relay complex, sensitive and o contentious information to internal and external audience
  • Able to align practice placement and development to regulatory and quality assurance standards
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Personal motivation and ability to drive forward high standards in education, service improvement o and innovation
  • Able to work across organisations for system solutions and sharing of best practice
  • Proven ability to pre-empt and evaluate problems, and identify solutions
  • Ability to ensure a balance between empowering others to act and holding to account in order to achieve agreed targets and objectives

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Education & Research Centre

Upper Maudlin Street



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