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Community Team Practice Educator

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Practice Educator will work with Community Multidisciplinary teams delivering structured classroom-based training or at-the-elbow support where required, for registered and unregistered staff with particular focus on essential and required learning for the different roles, to ensure competencies are reached and maintained.

The Practice Educator will also support unregistered staff in their career development, offering advice to candidates and their mentors on completing nonaccredited, and accredited diploma and apprenticeship education.

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:

Are you interested in moving and handling and up for a challenge, combining your clinical and teaching skills?

We are developing a role as part of the Practice Educator team to lead on supporting community teams with their moving and handling refresher training.

The position will work with the Community AHPs, Community Nurses and unregistered staff to support their moving and handling queries and delivering refresher courses. The role is open to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Nurses who have an interest in teaching, and have qualifications or experience in moving and handling techniques and equipment used in patient care. Key Trainer qualification on application is desirable, however training can be arranged once in post if this course has not already been completed.

The role will include working with the other Practice Educators in developing and providing training packages to maintain skills and competence in community clinical roles, and offering specialist advise on moving and handling techniques to ensure safe delivery of care.

The main base for the new position will be at Newcourt House, however the post holder will need to be able to drive to deliver training in the two main moving and handling training sites in Crediton Hospital and Millbrook, or other community sites to support relevant teams.

The role will encompass driving innovative service improvements and will have a close relationship with community teams and the Moving and Handling Team to maintain a high-quality service, and moving and handling skills in the community.

Excellent communication skills will be required to deliver the training and to support the individuals in their education. Computer skills are essential to develop training packages, and to maintain the IT based information systems for the educational and clinical elements of the role.

We are committed to the continuing professional development of all our team members and will consider internal and external learning opportunities which can be discussed in regular supervision and appraisals.

Working Pattern: 15 hours per week, over 2 days per week or 2 x1 days job share.

Interview Date: Wednesday 29th April 2024.

For further information please contact: Frances Charlton, Advanced Clinical Practitioner for Urgent Community Response and Intermediate Care on 07395 258459 or or Neal Wilkinson Advanced Practitioner link for Acute and Community Services on 07765 149375 or

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

Newcourt House, Newcourt Drive




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