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Head of Clinical Multi-Professional Education Development

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting and interesting opportunity has arisen to join the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's (RDUH) People Development & Education Service as the Head of Clinical Multi-Professional Education and Professional Development. In this role you need to be able to show you will feel comfortable working at a strategic level. The role requires high-level influencing, negotiating skills and the desire to challenge the status quo, and resilience.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Reporting to the Associate Director of People Development, you will play a pivotal role leading on our clinical workforce development, shaping our Clinical Multi Professional Clinical Development and Education service by taking strategic responsibility for the following:
  • Clinical Professional Education, Training and Development across all our clinical workforce groups, all clinical roles including medical education. Working collaboratively with senior clinical colleagues and external NHS/further education organisations in demand planning, educational contracts, clinical bids and building strong strategic relationships.
  • Taking an equitable multi-professional clinical development & educational approach to all our clinical workforce areas and roles ensuring equity of the people development, training & education service.
  • Leading the existing and introducing new clinical education, learning and development blended programmes of work to meet the needs of our Trust wide strategic clinical workforce plans and local service requirements to ensure our colleagues have the right clinical knowledge, skills, clinical competencies and confidence they require to deliver safe and effective patient care.
  • Be the strategic clinical development & education conduit to our Senior Clinical colleagues in service, forge strong partnerships, be an integral part of the senior teams to support decision-making on new ways of working, clinical workforce strategies and anticipating the changes needed in clinical colleagues knowledge, skills, competencies and translating this into new training, development and education programmes for their team to design, deliver support.
  • Demonstrate and ensure the effectiveness of all clinical training, development and education. Creation and management of a clinical development dashboard to show return on investment and visibility of all clinical training, development and education delivered to our colleagues.
  • Take a continuous improvement approach to all development & education, reviewing effectiveness. Taking an agile approach, being comfortable to challenge how does this need to change/be done differently to support our colleagues and the needs of our clinical services.
  • Utilising digital learning technology to enhance and support a blended learning approach on the delivery of development & education, monitoring improvements to the learner experience and ensuring learning is efficient and reaches all different learning styles/ways of working and divergent groups.
  • Partners with, maximises relationships with HEIs/FEs and maintains close working relationships to optimise the best use of current programmes and work in partnership to develop new programmes and improve accessibility.

You will work closely with the Directors of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer, Medical Directors and with the Associate Director of People Development to ensure that all areas of Clinical Training, Development & Education are in line with the wider NHS national workforce plan, Trust wide Strategy and People & Culture Strategy workforce ensuring we work in line with any clinical national guidance and new professional practices.

The ideal candidate will come with an educationalist background, you will need to be registered with either the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health and Care Professionals Council or be able to demonstrate considerable clinical and professional leadership experience in a clinical setting. You will be a subject matter expert on clinical education, clinical people development and pathways. You will also be used to working in a complex matrix organisation with a multitude of senior stakeholders, including medical and clinical workforce groups.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong leader who enjoys shaping a service in line with a clinical service needs and ever changing environment, understands and can demonstrate the importance of being a strategic educational development partner, works collaboratively to continue to build RDUH as a learning organisation that will make a huge difference in delivering safe and effective patient care.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, across Monday to Friday.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Emily Simpson, Executive and Specialist Recruitment Lead on 07958 931414 or email

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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