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Professional Advocate Lead - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Professional Advocate Lead is a new role within NWAngliaFT and an exciting opportunity for an experienced Professional Nurse Advocate or AHP Professional Advocate who is passionate about contributing to organisational culture through supporting local and national wellbeing agenda.

The Professional Advocate Lead is a skilled specialist responsible for leading and implementing the Professional Advocate service and the deployment of the A-EQUIP model, ensuring that nurses, nursing associates, health care support workers, allied health professionals and student nurses/AHPS can access restorative clinical supervision to support their wellbeing and professional development.

You will be a role model of compassionate leadership and ambassador to promote the well-being and empowerment of nurses, health care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals, student nurses and AHPS, leading on the delivery of programmes of improvement and change, contributing to a workplace culture of improved patient safety and experience outcomes for service users and staff.

You will utilise a structured approach identifying areas within the healthcare delivery process which require improvement. Achieving this through clinical support, wellbeing support and professional development in line with national guidance issued by NHS England in 2021.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead the implementation and embedding of the professional Advocate role across NWAngliaFT.

Lead and co-ordinate the trust Professional Advocate group to ensure all nurses, health care support workers, AHPS and nursing/AHP students have access to Restorative Clinical Supervision (RCS).

Create a matrix and trajectory to identify number of professional advocates required in line with national guidance of professional advocate to staff ratio, liaising with HEI providers to secure professional advocacy training places.

Plan and develop in-house educational opportunities for the professional advocate group in relation to skill development and empowerment within the role.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse or registered AHP with broad knowledge and experience of clinical practice.
  • Education to BSc level or equivalent
  • Professional Advocacy Qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Management studies or qualification



  • Professional credibility with senior colleagues and staff
  • Experience of leadership role
  • Evidence of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders


  • Management skills including chairing meetings, presentations, report writing, managing change and performance management
  • Evidence of Involvement in clinical audit



  • IT skills and familiar with Microsoft applications
  • Highly motivated
  • Influential


  • Quality Improvement skills

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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