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Education Trainer and Manual Handling Co-ordinator

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is only open to applicants that currently work within an NHS Trust within the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (HIOW ICS).

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Education and Training service as an Education Trainer and Manual Handling Co-Ordinator.

The postholder will work closely with our Trust Manual Handling and Education Training Lead to support with delivery of a range of core training for our staff, this will include Manual Handling at all levels, Basic Life Support and Conflict Resolution Level one across the whole of Hampshire Hospitals.

The postholder will work as part of a team to provide training to our new staff, as the service are a key contact point for many elements of Trust Induction for a variety of different staff groups. There will be team training and referral events as well as the ability to work autonomously so we are looking for someone who is flexible with working on their own caseload as well as part of a larger service.

Main duties of the job

The Manual Handling Co-Ordinator role will allow for the postholder to maintain a close working relationship with clinical practice, supporting patients and staff via referrals and allowing for patient assessments, care planning and training to help ensure best practice when carrying out patient handling activities. It also allows for skills to be gained and enhanced in exploring incident reports and lessons learned, to help improve practice for the future.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a brilliant opportunity to help explore a multifaceted position that sees training and clinical practice linking together to provide the best possible care and knowledge for patients and staff.

If you wish to know more about the position, please contact

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

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Teaching qualification (i.e., PTTLS) or commitment to completing this qualification
  • A manual handling train the trainer course or willingness to complete this qualification
  • ICT Level 2 or equivalent (ECDL Parts 1& 2 CLAIT) and confident in using Microsoft applications
  • Mentorship qualification and recent experience of mentoring
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical working experience that includes direct patient handling, risk assessment and care planning


  • Registration with the National Back Exchange
  • Membership of a professional body e.g., HCPC, NMC, IOSH,
  • A relevant professional qualification e.g. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, or nursing

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience in teaching and classroom management and the use of teaching aids
  • Current legislation related to ergonomics and load management
  • Previous experience of conducting patient risk assessment relevant to manual handling
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications, using and developing systems
  • Management of patient care caseloads in the clinical setting
  • Experience of Incident reporting case management
  • Experience of patient care systems such as Patient Centre or EPR


  • Work within a Foundation Trust environment
  • Experience of the TRAC recruitment system
  • Prior experience of delivering basic life support training

Skills & Ability


  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills and the ability to challenge constructively
  • Knowledge of Manual Handling operations 1992
  • Ability to use web-based systems
  • Effective and efficient decision making and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines delivering high quality results
  • Ability to teach others in formal and informal settings and across multiple disciplines
  • Problem solving skills - resourceful and imaginative


  • A knowledge of the NHS and it's structures
  • Ability to interpret and advise on Health & Safety related legislation, policies and procedures and practices
  • Practical application of principles of moving and handling

Other Specifc Requirements


  • Confident and resilient to be able to advise and support managers to fulfil their responsibilities for manual handling
  • Professional and corporate presentation of self
  • Positive, optimistic attitude. Can do approach
  • Commitment to personal learning and development
  • Able to demonstrate ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Enthusiastic for chosen specialty and looking to implement innovative methods of working
  • Flexibility with working arrangements
  • Ability to travel to other sites in Hampshire and the UK on an ad hoc basis.
  • Previous experience of managing a busy caseload with conflicting priorities
  • Due to the practical nature of the role, needs to be able to undertake practical training delivery including CPR

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust




SO22 5DG

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