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AHP Practice Development and Education Lead

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for our AHP Practice Development and Education Lead role to deliver and progress the development of the AHP workforce, pre-registration student education, apprenticeships, continuing professional education /training, preceptorship and professional practice for AHPs.

As an HCPC registered AHP with relevant NHS experience you will be responsible for the strategic overview and provision of a high quality practice learning, advise on and lead on contemporary practice issues across KMPT and offer professional leadership on education.

KMPT is seeking highly motivated, committed, creative individual, who share an ambition to work collaboratively to help maximise the quality and availability of practice learning opportunities for Allied Health Profession students and continue to drive practice learning excellence across mental health services.

The post holder will be able to work independently, to set priorities & manage time effectively. You will have strong communication, organisation & decision-making skills & have a proven track record in delivery & co-ordination of AHP education and practice-based learning.

Main duties of the job

You will work as an integral member of the AHP senior leadership team and will ensure the delivery of, and provide assurance of, the standard of practice learning, professional education as well as acting as a reference point for the wider organisation. You will line manage the practice placement facilitator and AHP apprentice lead and work closely alongside the nursing education and placement team.

You will ensure close and effective working relationships with all clinical and operational managers responsible for delivering practice learning and workforce development. You will also engage with the Kent and Medway AHP faculty, & NHSE WTE in the south east region.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people in Kent and Medway, as well as specialist services for adults in Sussex and Surrey. We are rated Good overall by the CQC.

Each year we care for over 2,000 people in our hospitals and 54,000 people in the community.

We are proud to employ over 3,700 people from 66 nationalities, and to serve an increasingly diverse range of communities across rural and urban areas.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Our strategy

Our mission is what we set out to do every dayWe deliver brilliant care through brilliant people

Our vision is where we want to be in the futureTo provide outstanding care and to work in partnership to deliver this in the right place, for every service user, every time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • oQualified and registered as an Allied Health Professional with Health and Care Professions Council.
  • oMasters qualification or equivalent post graduate studies (or working towards) in relevant subject area


  • oA teaching/learning qualification post grad or equivalent

Training and qualifications


  • Practice educator


  • oPost Graduate qualification in Mentoring



  • oExtensive experience of managing learners in the work place e.g. apprentices, pre-reg, post reg, support workers.
  • oExperience within a clinical leadership / professional role



  • oExperience of managing and developing staff
  • oDelivering teaching and presentations to develop staff and learners


  • Teaching experience within a university / further education setting



  • oComprehensive knowledge of pre-registration education through degree and apprenticeship pathways.
  • oComprehensive knowledge of preceptorship support systems and programmes of delivery


  • Awareness of education policy and curriculum design

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Priority House, Maidstone

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9PH

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