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Legacy Mentor for Nurses and Allied Health professionals

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Do you want a rewarding role that makes the most of your experience? Do you want to inspire the next generation of nursing and allied health professionals? If so, then the Legacy Mentor role may be for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint clinical colleagues from Nursing and AHP backgrounds to support our newly qualified staff. Working with the preceptorship leads you will help provide pastoral support for Nursing and AHP staff that are early in their careers.

You will use your experience to nurture newly qualified staff through mentoring and pastoral support ensuring they gain the confidence and skills needed to transition from learner to qualified practitioner. Influencing the next generation, as they set out on a career in health and care is exciting and fulfilling. Watching them develop into confident and knowledgeable practitioners will be a rewarding role.

The Legacy Mentor role will appeal to experienced nurses and allied health professionals we are looking for both professions to come forward and apply.

Main duties of the job

As a Legacy Mentor, you will help nurture the professional growth of nursing, AHP and healthcare support worker colleagues. Your primary responsibility will be to provide guidance, and transfer of knowledge to help develop the next generation. This will include providing mentoring to colleagues to help them in the early stages of their career.

We are looking for a clinical professional from a nursing or AHP background with a wealth of experience and a commitment to fostering a positive and impactful legacy within the nursing and AHP community.

This role provides a rewarding career opportunity for those undertaking the role as well as for the colleagues this role supports.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be part of a support network for colleagues, tailoring strategies to meet the diverse needs of people at the any stage of their career. This includes networking with internal colleagues involved in retention activities, preceptorship, placements and patient experience.

Collaborate with mentees to identify career goals and help create personalised development plans. Provide guidance on educational opportunities, certifications, and advancement within the professional field.

Facilitate opportunities for mentees to expand their professional networks. Introduce them to relevant contacts within the healthcare industry and support their participation in conferences, seminars, and networking events.

Encourage the adoption of best practices and evidence-based clinical care among mentees. Provide guidance on staying abreast of NHS clinical developments and advancements.

Share expertise, insights, and experiences to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, contributing to the professional enrichment of colleagues.

Please refer to the full JD & PS

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:

Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect

Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility

Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion

Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Health professional with NMC or HCPC
  • Educated to degree level, plus post graduate diploma or equivalent in a specific field


  • Mental Health first aid training
  • Mentorship/coaching qualifications



  • Significant experience of working in a nursing or AHP role in the health service
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring people using empathy and understanding
  • A good understanding of the health and social care environment and roles and responsibilities within it

Knowledge and Skills


  • Clear communicator with excellent writing, report writing and presentation skills capable of constructing and delivering clear ideas and concepts concisely and accurately for diverse audiences
  • Skills for nurturing key relationships and maintaining networks
  • Ability to analyse and interpret information, pre-empt and evaluate issues, and recommend an appropriate course of action to address the issues
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Effective at planning own workload and prioritising to achieve targets
  • Skills for manipulating information
  • Significant knowledge of IT systems and software programmes such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload without supervision working to tight and often changing timescales

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrate the values and role model these for others
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust
  • Used to working in a busy environment
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Commitment to continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Western Bank


S10 2TH

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