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Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression Tutor (XN05)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a background working in healthcare and experience of dealing with challenging behaviour, and the management of violence and aggression? Are you looking for a fresh challenge and career progression? Are you interested in working in a new specialist team with an ambition to change the way we manage abuse of NHS staff? If so we want to speak to you!

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust takes violence and abuse directed towards its staff seriously. Across our hospitals, we are committed to ensuring staff feel safe, and we firmly believe that they should be able to come to work without fear of violence, abuse, or harassment.

In October 2022 we published our first Violence Reduction Strategy, inline with the requirements of the NHS England Violence Reduction Standard.

Within this strategy we identified clear key ambitions in line with the Leeds Way Methodology, of which one of these was to deliver high quality targeted and risk based training, and that's where you come in.

Were looking for an individual to join a new ambitious and progressive violence reduction team at LTHT to not only deliver high quality training in the Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression but to help design and shape the training which we offer to our people in the future.

Main duties of the job

Were looking for someone working in healthcare with experience of supporting people with challenging behaviours, and the direct management of violence and aggression who wants to take the next step in their career and specialise in this field as a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) Tutor.

Were looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with a passion for not only keeping our people safe, but also for ensuing that the public and our patients are receive a high quality of care.

In return, we can offer the right candidate industry leading training and qualifications in this field along with the opportunity to help develop a service within Leeds Teaching Hospitals focused on keeping its people safe.

The correct person will directly influence frontline NHS staff in how they manage vulnerable persons, particularly when restrictive interventions are required, but more than that, they will support and educate our people to ensure they are able to recognise the signs that a person may present a risk to themselves or others and take a holistic approach to reduce that risk only utilising physical force when necessary and ensuring that it is the least restrictive intervention.

About us

The Violence Reduction Team at LTHT is a small but growing group dedicated to not only reducing abuse against our people, but also improving health outcomes for patients who may require physical restraint when at LTHT.

Were looking to develop, role out and embed a prospectus of training for the whole trust to not only keep them safe, but their most vulnerable patients and members of the public by ensuring that we deliver high quality, evidence based and effective training both in the physical restraint, but also in the theoretical components linked to this such as de-escalation strategies, warning signs of aggression, physical health implications and other's. Not only that, but we have an ambition to be one of the first acute trusts to become a certified training centre with the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) ensuring that the training our people receive is recognised as being of the highest standard.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Deliver high quality PMVA Training including team physical interventions skills, personal safety/breakaway skills and trust agreed Violence Reduction syllabus

Please note- This makes up a minimum of 80% of the job role.

Be an integral member of the Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) service fulfilling a range of duties and act as a positive proactive member of the PMVA team and wider security department

Assist in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of the PMVA Training including Physical Interventions, Breakaway and Violence Reduction Syllabus.

Assist in carrying out risk assessments and provide advice regarding violence and aggression management within LTHT

Support in the promotion and adoption of the NHS England Violence Prevention and Reduction Standard.

Provide additional resource to CSUs where the level of challenging behaviour and/or threat exceeds current training levels

Provide post incidents support around instances of violence and abuse and offer advice and expertise to assist in preventing reoccurrence.

Person Specification



  • Utilising approved physical intervention techniques in a clinical setting to manage violent situations
  • Managing risk in relation managing clinically related challenging behaviour in a clinical setting
  • At least two years experience in the NHS or clinical healthcare setting
  • Delivering training or instruction on a one to one or group basis in a health related matter


  • Managing risk in relation to violence and aggression in range of different mental health and learning disability settings
  • Working knowledge of the Legal framework around clinically related challenging behaviour- DoLs, MCA, MHA and Criminal Law Act 1967

Additional Requirements


  • Good IT skills, able to create PowerPoint presentations, word documents and keep basic records on Excel
  • Knowledge of the NHS Violence Prevention and Reduction Standard



  • General Services Association Tutors Certificate at Grade A - or commitment to obtaining within 3 months of post commencement
  • Teaching Qualification such as 998 PTLLS or Level 3 Award in Learning and Development or equivalent - or commitment to obtaining within 3 months of post commencement
  • (ILS) provider NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent/higher qualification - or commitment to obtaining within 3 months of post commencement
  • Current First Aid at Work Certificate - or commitment to obtaining within 3 months of post commencement


  • Higher level teaching qualification i.e Cert Ed or PGCE ILS Instructor
  • Professional Registered Qualification such as RMN, RNMH, RNLD or state registered paramedic

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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