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*MPFT Internal Applicants* Lived Experience Senior Trainer

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a senior lived experience trainer to join the learning and development team (part of the Wellbeing and Recovery College (WRC) for lived experience (LE) working across the whole of MPFT.

This is a 12 month secondment to someone already working in MPFT. P lease read the secondment policy - permission from your manager MUST be given before applying.

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

The key objective will be to co-produce and co-deliver recovery focused educational materials with the WRC to be delivered across MPFT to support a variety of LE staff.

This role will involve working with peer support workers, and other lived experience staff and wider teams. Your role will be to adhere to the peer support framework to help lived experience workers to feel confident and competent within their roles and also provide additional support during their induction period as well as facilitating group supervision sessions.

A big part of this role will involve engaging with peer support workers. It is essential to be familiar with the concept of Peer Support and the recovery focused values and principles which underpin it, along with an understanding of the challenges of it's application within an NHS setting.

Knowledge and experience of coproducing and delivering training is essential, along with familiarity using Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Your role will also include developing network opportunities for our lived experience staff both online and also in person.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Those applicants invited to interview will be required to share a presentation on 'How you would bring co-production into this role and your understanding on what peer support is'.

To be considered for this role it is essential to have Lived Experience of mental health services and to have used your Lived Experience in either voluntary or paid employment to support others. We encourage you to reflect and consider all of the above when completing the supporting information section of your application. Please detail your relevant skills and experience, ensuring you demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the person specification.

The post holder will undertake the following duties and responsibilities at all times:

Wellbeing & Recovery College and learning and development Day-to-Day Operations:
  • To be trained as a trainer in the college and to co-produce and deliver high quality recovery education courses in various subjects as agreed with the learning and development lead. This will include cpd and training sessions.
  • When teaching there may be exposure to distressing or emotional circumstances which could be highly sensitive as well as when supporting other trainers who are teaching in the classroom as a regular occurrence. When sharing professional/lived/carer perspectives you may experience a range of emotional reactions including distress.
  • Effective communication and liaison with trainers and lived experience workers including supporting lived experience development
  • Take a lead on safeguarding and crisis management within training sessions.
  • Building relationships to support the college with empathy and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Working autonomously and effectively to manage interpersonal challenges in a variety of settings, whilst appropriately using supervision.
  • Identifying training partnerships and negotiating with trainers course production and delivery.
  • Actively supporting networking and contributing to the lived experience workforce social platforms such as Microsoft Teams channel, drop in sessions, newsletters etc.
  • Co- facilitate group supervisions to the lived experience workforce
  • Ensure that co-production is visible throughout
  • To attend and complete relevant training courses including the WRC Train the Trainer course
  • Be active in the development of quality measures across the WRC

  • Person Specification



    • Lived Experience of mental health challenges
    • Knowledge of the concept of peer support work
    • Experience of training and facilitating groups
    • Examples to show understanding and experience of co-production
    • Have used Lived Experience to support others
    • Familiar with the recovery focused values and principles which underpin peer support and the challenges of this in an NHS setting


    • Experience of group supervision
    • Knowledge of a variety of online systems - e.g. canva, zoom, teams
    • Some knowledge of the peer support framework

    Applicationi form and interview


    • Degree level qualification in health or social care or equivalent knowledge and experience gained through any combination of alternative study, employment or voluntary work.
    • Evidence of teaching/training or educational experience.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


    St Georges Hospital

    Corporation Street


    ST16 3SR

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