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Learning and Development Consultant-Clinical Skills (Physical Health)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge or Peterbrough
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are pleased to be able to offer an excellent opportunity for an experienced clinician to join our Mandatory and Essential Skills Training team. We are looking for a registered clinical professional who is passionate about the development of others and has an interest in the design and delivery of clinical skills training. While it would beneficial, this role does not require a background in education as you will be working with an established team who would benefit from your clinical experience and understanding of learning in the workplace.

You should have experience with physiological assessment and related clinical skills in a community or acute setting and be able to support the workforce in achieving proficiencies in practice. This role also has the potential to get involved in the development of innovative simulated learning relating to community practice and trialling emerging learning technologies.

A good candidate will have a strong clinical background that includes experience of assessing competence in clinical settings. They will demonstrate the ability to engage, support, motivate and lead others to deliver high quality care.

An excellent candidate will be able to demonstrate their professionalism and innovative attitude to challenges in the workplace, and a commitment to empowering others.

Not sure if this is the right next step for you? Secondment opportunity considered, please do contact us if you would like to discuss before submitting your application.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead on provision of comprehensive competency-based programmes of multi-disciplinary staff development relating to essential clinical skills for physical health across diverse service within the Trust, including the design, planning, delivery and quality assurance of training.
  • Collaborate on design and delivery of mandatory training relating to resuscitation and the deteriorating patient, and deputise for Trust Resuscitation Lead as needed.
  • To ensure review of implementation and effectiveness of development programmes in addressing specific identified learning or clinical needs.
  • To promote meaningful staff engagement in work-based learning opportunities.
  • Provide managerial and clinical leadership in area of responsibility.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of ourethnic minority andLGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • Lead and manage allocated projects as part of the overall mandatory and essential skills training strategy providing a high quality, responsive service to meet the needs of the workforce
  • Lead on implementation plans for the delivery of training and development to all relevant staff relating to essential clinical skills in physical health
  • Lead on design and delivery of essential training relating to venepuncture, injections, physiological observations, and central venous access devices.
  • Identify training needs of staff and lead on design and delivery/commissioning of training, using internal and external training resources, to meet identified need, to be delivered within budget and timescale, in accordance with agreed strategy
  • Lead on review and update of existing training programmes within remit to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the services
  • Lead on implementation of national and organisational clinical competencies to ensure that both modern design and delivery models are used, and that impact on practice post-delivery can be evidenced
  • Collaborate on design and delivery of mandatory training relating to resuscitation and the deteriorating patient, and deputise for Trust Resuscitation Lead as needed.
  • Maintain an overview of the use of technology enhanced learning tools in relevant training programmes and lead on maintenance of course content presented in a virtual learning environment in collaboration with the Technology Enhanced Learning team.
  • Lead on design and delivery of essential training relating to venepuncture, injections, physiological observations, and central venous access devices
  • Ensure appropriate organisation of training venues and logistics to achieve efficient training attendance and delivery
  • To lead the ongoing development and management of quality assurance of training for essential clinical skills in physical health
  • Provide consultation and guidance to managers, clinical leads and other stakeholders in relation to the meeting the training needs of staff in the context of evolving service delivery.
  • To lead in the collaboration and negotiation with Service Managers and other stakeholders internal and external to ensure delivery, methodology and implementation of the training programme meets service needs
  • Ensure availability of specialist learning and development advice, support and consultation to the Trust
  • To lead in the development potential and income generation to sustain the development and improvement of the business function
  • To provide clinical leadership in area of clinical expertise
  • To actively assist in the education and practical development of staff at every opportunity, through formal and informal teaching
  • To prepare training activity reports and presentations for strategic management groups and stakeholders as required
  • To maintain an overview of current systemwide service delivery, workforce needs and training provision, and identify its scope, coverage, effectiveness, and relationship with CPFT training strategy
  • To ensure that all aspects of the training and development programme have equality diversity and inclusion central to approach
  • To ensure that design and delivery is co-produced where possible with people that use CPFT services and their carers
  • Represent the Trust in local and national network events to maintain and develop expert level of knowledge in this speciality
  • Develop and maintain the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide clinically effective, holistic, evidence-based training
  • Implementation and review of competency frameworks within subject field
  • Work collaboratively and in partnership with HR colleagues, CPFT managers, CPFT staff, Professional Leads including medical, partner universities, the Local Authorities and Health Education East of England to deliver an integrated multi-disciplinary education offering and collaborative learning

  • Person Specification



    • Educated to degree level with recognised relevant professional qualification in healthcare
    • Current registration with relevant professional body
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Education or similar or willingness to work towards
    • Evidence of continuing professional development


    • Evidence of management/leadership development
    • Post graduate qualification in relevant field



    • Demonstrable post registration experience in relevant clinical practice
    • Proven experience assessing others in clinical or simulated settings
    • Designing and delivering training using a competency based approach to assessment
    • Demonstrable experience in risk assessment and management


    • Working in the NHS context
    • Post registration experience across a range of healthcare settings including both inpatient and community
    • Delivering clinical and national audits
    • Creating and applying policies and procedures to improve practice
    • Proven experience in a management/leadership role

    Skills & Abilities


    • Proficient in physiological clinical skills including venepuncture and venous access devices
    • Able to train and coach others in essential physiological clinical skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to effectively present complex information to individuals or small groups
    • Evidence of service user focus and/or co-production
    • Proficient in workload prioritisation and managing completing demands
    • Capacity to provide strategic direction and leadership, encourage high standards of work, leading by example
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, etc
    • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation and maintain effective partnerships in the Trust and with other organisations


    • Proficient in report writing and presentation skills

    Knowledge & Understanding


    • Knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory frameworks and initiatives
    • Awareness of NHS strategic context
    • Understanding of clinical governance practice and risk management
    • Knowledge of current clinical skills needs in specialist physical health practice
    • Awareness of relevance and importance of evidence based practice
    • Demonstrable knowledge of guidelines for professional practice and codes of conduct
    • Demonstrable knowledge of specialist clinical guidelines and procedures


    • Understanding of developing strategy in line with Trust strategic vision
    • Knowledge of training and development theory and methods
    • Knowledge in the use of clinical audit and research to facilitate change



    • Ability to travel independently across the CPFT area
    • Able to work at/use a PC for extended periods of time
    • Strength and physical dexterity to enable moving & handling of equipment and the performance of clinical skills, including repetitive demonstration techniques
    • Willingness to work at multiple locations and to adjust schedule when given reasonable notice


    • Current driving license, car owner/access to car

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


    Elizabeth House or Phorpres Close

    Cambridge or Peterbrough

    CB21 5EF

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