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Academy Trainer

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for a Band 5 trainer working within the GWH Academy Clinical Skills and Mandatory Training team.

The role involves support and delivery of both clinical mandatory training including basic resuscitation training, conflict resolution, manual handling and induction. The role will also involve the delivery of training for a variety of clinical skills such as cannulation and venepuncture.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is flexible, positive, motivated and enjoys teaching both in a classroom as well as in the clinical setting in response to service need. This individual needs to provide evidence of a level of clinical credibility and to maintain this by undertaking regular clinical work.

Previous teaching experience is helpful but not essential as full on the job training will be given.

A job share may be considered if two candidates are identified as suitable. This may be attractive should applicants like to retain a clinical post alongside this role.

Contract is for 37.5 hours per week on a Fixed Term basis for 9-months. .

Main duties of the job

Working as part of a team in the delivery of clinical mandatory training including basic resuscitation, conflict resolution, manual handling and induction.

Delivery of a suite of clinical skills training programmes which benefit our patients at point of care and ensure timely interventions and an appropriate clinical response.

Take part in audit and evaluation as part of our quality assurance process. This involves reviewing and incorporating feedback from learners to ensure we are delivering training which is current, research based and fit for purpose within the challenges of both acute hospital and community settings.

To remain clinically credible by regularly undertaking duties in the clinical setting and by holding competence for all the clinical skills that you would be required to teach.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for delivering the Trusts established mandatory and statutory portfolio for a range of multi-disciplinary staff, responding to changing service demands and feedback from attendees.
  • Facilitating the Trusts Induction Programme and welcoming new starters as they on-board with the Trust.
  • In order to be an effective trainer there may be a requirement for you to attend enhanced training in the areas of Immediate Life Support plus Fire Warden and enhanced Conflict Resolution training.
  • Participate in Academy evaluation, audit and action planning to develop the programmes to meet changing service needs.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of training programmes, incorporating practical teaching sessions, designed to inform Trust acute and community staff regarding mandatory and clinical skills .
  • Keep up to date with changes in healthcare training requirements, legislation and guidelines.
  • Responsible for timely and cost effective marketing and promotion of an identified range of training programmes and educational opportunities and as required to disseminate information regarding all training programmes
  • Contribute to the collation of training compliance rates in association with the Training & Development Co-ordinator and Clinical Skills Lead. .
  • Report and advise the Training and Development Co-ordinator of any areas of concern as identified by learners and managers.
  • To provide advice and guidance on training and development available for personal development for all staff and line managers.
  • Participate in annual appraisal and personal development planning. Maintain professional competence and develop skills relevant to organisational needs.
  • In association with Trust leads, research and devise a variety of training resources for a variety of clinical and non-clinical staff, for a variety of relevant topics, including e-Learning packages.

Please see full Job description and personal specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Healthcare Practitioner
  • Experience of delivering training


  • Further or higher Education Teaching Certificate or equivalent / PTLLS / L3 AET
  • Fire Warden training or willing to work towards
  • ILS certificate or willing to work towards.
  • PILS or willing to work towards
  • Conflict Resolution training/qualification L3
  • Manual Handling experience/qualification



  • Teaching / training adults informally
  • Experience of working within the acute or community setting
  • Ability to prepare and deliver training to large numbers of people


  • Formal teaching/ training
  • Experience in developing Training packages and resources
  • Experience in writing standards/ competencies

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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