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Band 2-4 and Career Development Educator

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Education Department at University Hospitals Dorset is looking to recruit an experienced educator into a job share post as Band 2-4 and Career Development Educator. This is a full time vacancy, working across both Poole and Bournemouth sites. The key purpose of the role is to deliver and facilitate career progression opportunities for the clinical and non-clinical band 2-4 workforce across the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable background in education/training and will be able to think creatively to engage the under represented groups across the organisation.You will therefore have strong communication and planning skills, have excellent attention to detail and be able to meet various deadlines, project requirements and national frameworks.

A background in clinical healthcare is particularly desirable, and candidates who have completed the Care Certificate Assessor course are particularly welcome. There will be also be requirement to become a Moving and Handling Champion so that you are able to support the delivery of this training to new recruits.

An understanding of national apprenticeships and careers in healthcare is important as there is a need to move this agenda forwards across the Trust

Additional contact information:

Clair Meldrum - Lead for Bands 2-4 and Apprenticeships

Location: Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

This role will comprise of four key workstreams:
  • The shared delivery of the Healthcare Support Worker Induction programme. This is a 2 week long Care Certificate training programme where you will be required to both deliver clinical and non-clinical classroom teaching, manage specialist speakers and administrative tasks associated with each group of new starters. This will also include the delivery of Moving and Handling training.
  • The monitoring and delivery of monthly content for the Trust Development Community.
  • Design and deliver creative initiatives to provide diverse career development opportunities to the clinical and non-clinical workforce across the Trust. You will become a subject matter expert in career advice and be confident in promoting apprenticeship pathways.
  • Support the wider team in enabling career progression through widening participation initiatives, functional skills, and other initiatives such as T-Levels and the Higher Development Award

Please use the personal statement area of the vacancy application to detail how your qualifications and/or experience meets the person specification.

About us

This role is embedded in the Band 2-4 and Apprenticeship Team, which sits within the wider Blended Education and Training (BEAT) Team.

The BEAT Team is based across Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals and provides education and training to the whole workforce across University Hospitals Dorset.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the team on both Poole and Bournemouth sites where cover is required.

There would also be occasional requirements to visit the satellite sites at Yeomans Way and Christchurch Hospitals in order to be accessible and visible for the whole Band 2-4 workforce. Therefore, access to a vehicle would be desirable and a cross-site parking permit would be recommended.

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have about this at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Deliver the following teaching programmes:
  • Healthcare Support Worker Induction
  • Support Worker Development Community
  • Care Certificate Assessor Course
  • Moving and Handling

Design, facilitate and run the following activities:
  • Career Conversations
  • Apprenticeship promotion and events
  • Band 2-4 conference
  • One-to-one Care Certificate assessing

Support the wider team in the promotion and delivery of the following initiatives:
  • Higher Development Award
  • T-Level placements and learners
  • Apprenticeship promotion
  • Career Development promotion
  • Non-clinical apprenticeship pastoral support and guidance
  • Functional Skills
  • Accessing higher education and reducing barriers to further education
  • Apprenticeship and Healthcare Support Worker recruitment

Person Specification



  • Care Certificate Assessor
  • Qualification in healthcare, teaching or equivalent


  • EDGE/Manual handling Qualification



  • Experience of designing education and training programmes
  • Experience of delivering education and training sessions to a small-medium group of people.
  • Experience mentoring, coaching and/or training


  • Experience of working in a care role in a healthcare setting



  • Ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel to a proficient standard
  • Organising and liaising with internal and external trainers for the delivery of the programme
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including public speaking and ability to communicate with all levels of staff in meetings, training sessions and over the phone
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to manage time management effectively

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites

Castle Lane East



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