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Clinical Educator

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a brilliant opportunity for a dedicated Registered Nurse with an interest in Education to develop and support the practice based education of the Nursing workforce within the MFT CAMHS service. You'll be working with Core services within a community setting, training and upskilling the workforce to allow continuing improvement to standards of care. You will lead on Induction, appraisal, revalidation and participate in audit and research.


You'll be assessing current skill mix, highlighting where further support is required to ensure the workforce is fit for purpose.

We'll rely on you to ensure the workforce has achieved an agreed set of competencies and supporting staff where necessary. This is a varied and extremely rewarding role, contributing to the education of students, supporting current staff, partnership with local higher education institutions and enabling change through a quality improvement framework.

There are 5 Core Services within MFT CAMHS. You will be aligned to support one Core Service. You will have experience in either a mental health or paediatric setting. Wherever your interests lie, we'll support you to develop your skills to become an expert in your field.

Let us tell you more about what the job involves and why this could be your next and best career move - you just need the right skills, experience and attitude so you can meet the needs and demands of this educational role.

Main duties of the job

With current NMC registration alongside a relevant teaching qualification, such as Mentorship or Education in Practice, you will undertake competency assessments

Support recruitment and attraction

As Clinical Educator you will contribute to the development and delivery of the induction and probation programme

Using your knowledge of practice based education, you will contribute to the development of the student placement programme, liaising with higher education institutions and the wider Education Team

Using your experience of working within a nursing team, you'll undertake skill mix analysis and formulate plans for ongoing education, in collaboration with the Service Manager and wider Education Team.

Dedicated to providing an environment that encourages learning, you'll undertake audits, participate in research and ensure any learning is shared with the wider multi-disciplinary team.

As part of the Clinical Educator role, you'll oversee and audit supervision, appraisal and revalidation. You will contribute to the development of training, ensuring standards are met and informing trust policy.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • First level registration RN (child) RSCN or Registered RMN RN (MH) or LD Nurse, and SW
  • Evidence of CPD in relevant speciality
  • Evidence of level 6 studies
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Qualified to function as mentor for pre-registration students


  • Qualification relevant to speciality
  • Educational qualification
  • Leadership qualification or course



  • Clinically competent within clinical area / speciality
  • Awareness of clinical governance process

Training and Experience


  • Significant experience working as a Registered Practitioner with CAMHS experience
  • Evidence of professional leadership
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary / multiagency working.


  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of research activities

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Across core CAMHs


Greater Manchester

M13 9WL

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