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Mental Health & Learning Disability Education Facilitator - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Brockworth, Gloucester
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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**1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 12 months**

*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

We are looking for an enthusiastic & motivated professional to join the team, based within the Trust's wider Learning & Development Team.

This is a varied role where the successful candidate will be working to ensure staff have the skills & competence needed to deliver the best possible standards of care. You will be involved in the design, delivery & evaluation of a range of online & face-to-face programmes. The training topics covered are varied, but include clinical induction, safeguarding, clinical risk & Mental Capacity Act training.

This role is ideal for anyone looking to move from a hands-on clinical role but wanting to utilise the skills & experience gained within mental health and/or learning disability services. You need to have a relevant professional qualification in Health and/or Social Care & some teaching experience. A passion for education & a willingness to embrace new technology is key as we seek to use technology to enhance the learners experience both online & face-to-face. Support will be given to the successful candidate to develop their skills & confidence in all aspects of the role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to:
  • Design, develop and deliver innovative education programmes including written course materials and guides to meet the needs of services provided by the Trust. These will be based on identified service needs and up-to-date evidence bases
  • Develop and regularly review programmes and pathways for learning based on law, national policy and guidance, and the Trust's Training Plan(s)
  • Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback
  • Ensure effective use of educational resources to ensure training compliance targets are met
  • Promote social inclusion and reduce inequalities in health opportunities through training and education of the Trust's workforce
  • L3 Award Education & Training Course (or equivalent), Practice Assessor module, Practice Educator, Practice Assessor or Practice Supervisor experience may be considered if willing to achieve further qualification to teach at an accredited standard.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification in Health and /or Social Care
  • Qualification to demonstrate Post Graduate Academic study in Education, Coaching and or Supervision or willingness to undertake

Length and/or nature of experience


  • Demonstrate consistently over a significant period confidence and professional credibility in the full range of competences required by a professional qualification relating to Mental Health and/or Learning Disability
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development in the field of Mental Health
  • Experience of working with and training /presenting to people from a variety of professional backgrounds

Professional/managerial/specialist knowledge


  • Demonstrates methods for keeping up-to-date with current best-practice in topical, mental health, policy and practice issues
  • Able to competently use Microsoft packages: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Teams

Personal skills, abilities and attributes


  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Able to work independently to achieve outcomes in line with set timescales
  • Evidence of ability to work across professional boundaries within unfamiliar professional cultures

Other Requirements


  • Able to travel to all parts of the Trust, the South West Region and the Midlands

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Learning & Development Team, The NHS Training Hub, Invista,

Ermin Street,

Brockworth, Gloucester


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