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Paediatric Healthcare Support Worker Educator

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced paediatric nurse to support the development of all HealthCare Support Workers within the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Working within the Faculty of Children's Nurse Education, you will be in a team of friendly and supportive staff who provide education for all nursing and support roles within the Children's Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job include:

Planning, preparing and provision of induction for all HealthCare Support Workers

Planning, preparing and providing the development programme for trainees, apprentice and established HealthCare Support Workers

Clinical presence to support skills development and offer pastoral support across a variety of areas

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RSCN/RN part 15 (Child Branch)
  • Educated to degree level, or evidence to demonstrate ongoing learning
  • Assessing and/or mentorship qualification


  • Post-graduate teaching qualification/study related to education and training
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or Training, Assessment & Quality Assurance (TAQA) qualification
  • Leadership and management development qualification

Skills and Abilities


  • Good communication skills: written, verbal and non-verbal
  • Computer/IT skills
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Ability to use a variety of IT software packages

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrable experience in clinical practice
  • Classroom/clinical teaching experience
  • Possess skill and competency in relevant area of practice where there were opportunities to educate
  • Recent team and change management experience


  • Knowledge and understanding of Division and Trust wide nursing developments
  • Knowledge of current issues within nurse education and the ability to relate these to education within BRHC
  • Research and audit experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of key targets for the Division and Trust



  • Assertive, autonomous, and proactive
  • Good work ethic
  • Ability to manage workload when under both individual and/or work pressures
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own and work of others
  • Willingness to advocate for others
  • Evidence of ability to use initiative, lead and manage change
  • Good time and people management skills


  • Research and audit experience
  • Self-motivated, ability to motivate others
  • Good project management and development skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children's Trust

Upper Maudlin Street



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