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Allied Health Professional Workforce Lead

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of this role is to be responsible for the Allied Health Professional (AHP) workforce and education transformations and assurance across the Trust. The remit of this role covers all AHP services both Children and Adults inclusive of, but not limited to

Adult & Children Physiotherapy

Adult & Children Occupational Therapy

Adult, Children & community Dietetics

Adult & Children Speech & Language




Operating Departmental Practitioners



Therapeutic Radiography

Diagnostic Radiography

The AHP workforce lead will be responsible for shaping and delivery of the three key work-streams of the NHS long-term plan. Specifically, the role will maximize the training pipelines of AHP to ultimately 'grow our own' including pre-registration students, develop retention strategies to ensure the Trust retain and develop the AHP talent as well as clinical lead reform of services and AHP scopes of practice to deliver skilled professional expertise in a sustainable way.

Main duties of the job

Lead works-streams and line manage the AHP senior Practice Education Facilitator to ensure AHP workforce pipe-line is maximized by training to 'grow our own':

Early career engagement eg. Schools and work-experience

T-levels opportunities and placement quality assurance

Increasing cadets in the Trust

New to care programme for HCSW and AHP support workers

Training apprenticeship models for hard to recruit specialties e.g. Dietetics and Speech & Language therapies.

Embed equitable preceptorship experiences and competency framework for all AHP specialties.

Pre-registration student, placements, experience, quality assurance and mentorship/supervisor allocation.

Return to practice work-stream.

Lead works-streams to ensure the Trust retains AHP talent and further develop career opportunities.

About us

At the RUH we put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are proud to be in the top 20 best hospitals to work for in the country.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification

BSc in any AHP professions


  • HCPC Registration


  • Evidence of maintaining continuous professional development



  • Detailed and update to date knowledge of policies, statutory regulations and guidance relating to AHP Training, HCPC, Ofsted

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospitals Bath

Combe Park



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