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AHP Practice Educator (OT)

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Learning Environment Team are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist, with a passion for the education and development of others.

We seek a new member of the team who is ready to shape and influence patient experience through the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based learning and development opportunities and who enjoys sharing their knowledge and expertise in new and creative ways.

The post holder must have excellent people skills be confident in sharing best practice able to support a diverse range of staff and learners within the HCPC professions be able to present in front of others and engage them in learning.

You will work alongside other Practice Educator colleagues to deliver the Preceptorship programme for newly registered practitioners, and support students in clinical placements.

You will be required to travel across the Trust to provide face to face support to individuals and teams.

The post holder will report to the Practice Educator AHP Lead.

If you are interested in applying for this permanent post, please read the attached Job Description and contact us should you require an informal chat or visit.

Main duties of the job

Support our learners in practice, ensuring high quality learning environments

Support teams, using evaluations of practice placements, to improve the learning environment and learners' experience

Report issues that arise from learners in practice to Lead Practice Educator, and follow up any actions required

Work closely with Practice educators, Preceptors, Practice Teachers and Learners within clinical settings

Forge and maintain strong working relationship with key stakeholders

Assist in the induction and support of students in practice placement to include facilitating student learning groups/forums

Deliver and evaluate identified training programs including Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor training, Preceptorship and other clinical training subjects for staff

Scope and arrange the placements for AHP learners within the Trust

Champion the process of continuous learning, identifying opportunities and promoting professional development of our staff and learners

Forge and maintain strong working relationship with key stakeholders

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Professional Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Moorgreen Hospital

Botley Road, West End



SO30 3JB

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