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Recovery College Clinical Coordinator

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
The Recovery & Wellbeing College provides health & wellbeing related educational courses, free of charge, in supportive and accessible learning environments. Through safe and welcoming learning spaces, we can make sense of our own experiences and learn how to take care of ourselves and others. By recognising our own resourcefulness, talents and skills we become experts in our own health & wellbeing, make informed choices and achieve the things we want in life.

We are now opening up new RC delivery areas in West and North Kent, so are seeking to recruit an excellent new Clinical Coordinator to join our Kent and Medway wide team. This position will have responsibility for specific RC delivery locations (initially Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks). We positively recruit team members for their lived and learned expertise of living well MH diagnoses. We also welcome applications from non-clinical applicants, who are able to describe and demonstrate appropriate transferable skills and qualifications. Please read through the full job description and person specification before applying.

The post holder must hold a full valid UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Main duties of the job

This role broadly involves
  • Hold responsibility for the clinical leadership and delivery of Recovery College (RC) provision in group of specific RC delivery areas.
  • Uphold, embed and model the value of recovery focussed practice for our team and all people accessing Recovery College provision.
  • Clinical co-ordination of key operational activity (including prospectus planning, facilitator capacity, meeting schedules and agendas, course quality check and ensuring governance and protocol around venue and facilitation partnerships are maintained).
  • Co-facilitate the recruitment of Recovery College delivery teams, including Locality Co-ordinators and Lived Expertise Facilitators.
  • Review, update and deliver preparatory training packages to new recruits, via co-productive methods alongside RC team members.
  • Provide high quality supervision & absence management, enabling direct support and guidance for Locality Coordinators and other RC team members when required.
  • To escalate ad-hoc concerns and queries from Locality Coordinators, RC team members and other stakeholders to Recovery Lead when required.
  • To provide supervision and practice education to undergraduate students.
  • To be flexible and responsive, prioritising competing demands to ensure safe delivery of service.

  • About us

    Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

    We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

    The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

    You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

    The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • To work collaboratively with Recovery College Locality Co-ordinators and Facilitators to identify students individual needs and support the student RC journey.
    • To maximise student engagement whilst balancing risk, and promoting choice and independence.
    • To draw upon experience and knowledge of clinical models and professional standards in order to implement RC best practice.
    • To demonstrate clinical leadership skills through the participation in dedicated projects and approved quality improvement initiatives

    • Ensure that a Duty of Candour is maintained with RC Students/carers at all times.
    • Ensure services are able to be delivered safely and in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act, including monitoring the quality and safety at each site of responsibility, identifying breaches, escalating them and acting on them as soon as possible.
    • To adhere to and apply the current Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of Clinical Health Care Professional Standards, Performance and Ethics and Standards of Proficiency for health professionals.
    • Be responsible for maintaining professional registration.
    • To adhere to KMPTs policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Take into account the individual views, wishes, values and beliefs of individuals, to respect equality and diversity and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.
    • To ensure all communication adheres to Trust policy and Caldicott data protection principles.
    • To support members of the team to assess risk and escalate concerns in line with service and Trust policy.
    • To critically evaluate UK RC Practice, national guidelines, audit results, research, evidence-based practice and legislation to develop and improve service provision.
    • To attend and actively participate/lead relevant clinical meetings/forums.
    • To have the ability to work in a hybrid manner, including working from home and travel between locations in a timely manner and to work flexibly off site when required.
    • To link with special interest groups both internal and external to the Trust to share good practice.
    • To act as a representative of the RC service including promotion of RC where required.

    Please see job description for full details

    Person Specification

    Training, Qualifications and Registration


    • Evidence of study to degree level in Health & Wellbeing profession
    • Registration with Governing Body HCPC/NMC


    • Award in Education and Training



    • Recent experience of designing and delivering training/groups related to recovery and self-management
    • Experience of supervising/mentoring/managing staff/volunteers
    • Experience of dealing professionally with challenging people and difficult situations
    • Experience of Recovery Focussed interventions


    • Working in an educational establishment

    Knowledge and Skills


    • IT Skills across multiple programmes, packages and software
    • Line Management and Positive Team Support
    • Role Modelling Recovery Practice
    • Comprehensive understanding of and commitment to recovery and selfmanagement principles
    • Knowledge of recovery college ethos and co-production
    • Knowledge of aspects of the Learning and Development process such as training cycle
    • Ability to deliver training and effective learning outcomes
    • Ability to teach and facilitate subjects related to recovery and selfmanagement


    • Maintaining connection & communication via virtual/phone/email methods
    • Knowledge of the foundations and principles of Recovery Colleges
    • Knowledge of recovery focused practice in adult mental health

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


    Highland House

    Calverley Park Gardens

    Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks

    TN1 2JN

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