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Manual Handling Educator

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title - Manual Handling Educator

Hours Per Week - 37.5

Permanent/Fixed Term - Permanent

Salary - �35392-�42618

Closing Date: 21st July 2024

Interview Date: 31st July 2024

Are you a dynamic individual with a keen interest in educating others? We are seeking a highly motivated individual with teaching skills and a passion and commitment to patient safety and role modelling best practice to work alongside our Manual Handling Tutor in the delivery of educational frameworks in relation to Manual Handling education.

The successful candidate will provide support of the Manual Handling Tutor with the design, development and delivery of manual handling education programs and will support and deliver the core skills training framework requirements.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible as a member of the Practice Education & Development Team for:

o The development of the Education Centre as an education resource which provides a safe and effective learning environment.

o The delivery of multi-disciplinary manual handling training and education for learners on placement and other healthcare Trust staff

o The development and evaluation of manual handling education programs.

o The development or facilitation of multimedia technology-based education resources relating to manual handling.

o The development of simulation facilities and sessions relating to manual handling.

o Research and audit for manual handling education

o Line management of identified junior staff within the department.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist with the planning, development, delivery and assessment of manual handling education programs for learners on placement and Trust employees.

To set up and maintain equipment for teaching sessions as required.

To assist with the update of lesson plans and teaching resources on a yearly basis.

To assist with the planning, organisation and scheduling of appropriate simulated clinical assessments for students on placement and clinical staff within the Trust.

To possess high levels of developed manipulation and dexterity skills required for educating health care professionals in manual handling techniques

To influence patient and clinical safety through delivery of effective education and assessment programs to ensure the safe use of highly complex equipment such as hoists and manual handling aids

To continually seek to improve the quality of education through the use of evidence-based

practice, liaising with professional colleagues, reviewing literature and evaluating feedback.

To act as a role model exploiting every opportunity to enhance the knowledge of others in issues relating to manual handling and to promote health and safety and risk assessment.

To act as a mentor to Trust healthcare professionals wishing to further their teaching skills and experience through assisting as faculty members on education programmes run in the education centre.

To develop specialist knowledge across a range of procedures related to manual handling education and use this knowledge to relate theory to practice at degree level.
  • To work towards obtaining relevant manual handling and teaching qualifications to facilitate education delivery
  • To prepare for exposure during clinical situations, to possible contact with bodily fluids, smells, foul linen , possible exposure to sharps, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety standards at all times.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge


  • 3 years working at band 5 or above
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Experience of supervising, mentoring and assessing learners and other health care staff
  • Awareness of teaching and assessment methods
  • Proficiency in manual handling skills and techniques
  • Able to explain how to promote best practice and apply evidence based practice
  • Able to explain the difference between audit and research


  • Previous experience leading a team
  • Experience of teaching in different settings
  • IT literate with experience of using power point, excel, word and email

Qualification(s) and Professional Training


  • RGN Level 1 or Midwife or equivalent professional qualification e.g. HCPC registrant
  • First Level Degree or ability to complete First Level Degree within 2 years of appointment
  • Working towards or willingness to undertake Relevant Masters Modules
  • Evidence of developed manual handling knowledge


  • Recognised post registration teaching qualification

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to lead and motivate
  • Ability to work autonomously and also as part of a team
  • Well-developed problem solving, critical appraisal and decisionmaking skills
  • Required to exert moderate physical effort for several short periods
  • Required to exert moderate mental effort
  • Possess high levels of manipulation and dexterity skills
  • Manage conflicting views during training and be prepared to challenge healthcare professionals to ensure patients receive optimal clinical treatment
  • Possess developed communication skills when conversing withhealthcare professionals and for debriefing

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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