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Job reference: 171234
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 03/12/2023
Job Type: Allied Health Professions
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: Please see advert
Job posted date: 20/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) Directorate

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Flexible Location: Based throughout Scotland, NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office and hybrid working. Occasional presence at the Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness office is a requirement of this role. We’re happy to talk about how you want to work. 

Work Pattern: Fixed-term, Multiple part-time and full-time posts available, up to 37.5 hours per week 

Fixed-term or Secondment** from 1 April 2024 until 31 March 2025 

**For NHS applicants, an NHS secondment will be offered in the first instance. For non-NHS applicants, a fixed-term or secondment would be considered.    

You must have eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK which is required to be maintained throughout your period of employment. 

Who We Are 

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations.  

The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) Directorate works at a national level to support the delivery of NES’s strategic plan and works in response to commissions from the Scottish Government, Territorial and National Boards and a range of stakeholders to develop Workforce Education.  Our work and partnerships support practitioners working in Health and Social Care to develop throughout their careers and with high quality accessible resources to support their ongoing professional development. 

One of the programmes of work within the NMAHP directorate is the practice education programme. This programme is responsible for supporting the following key workstreams: Allied Health Professionals (AHP) careers including return to practice; AHP practice-based learning; Supporting transitions including supervision and preceptorship; Supporting workforce development. The post holder would work predominantly within the practice-based learning workstream. These roles offer an exciting opportunity to work as part of a wider team of Practice Education Leads committed to supporting practice-based learning for AHP students with the objective to continue to modernise, diversify and sustain quality practice-based learning across Scotland.  

 The Opportunity 

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to join our small, highly talented AHP practice education team. Working within the team you will support delivery of the AHP practice-based learning workstream. 

Do you want to support the modernisation, diversification and sustainability of AHP practice-based learning across Scotland? 

Do you enjoy working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and across different organisations? 

Do you want to improve access to high quality resources and development opportunities for AHP staff supporting practice based-learning? 

Do you thrive working at pace and being adaptive to an ever-changing landscape? 

Working within the AHP practice education team you will have the opportunity to bring your unique skills and experience to the table, collaborating with a range of AHP practice-based learning stakeholders. 

Does this sound like you? 

What We Love to See 

Practice Education Leads have a broad range of skills and experience, if you can offer some or all of these, we’d love you to apply: 

  • Experienced in the delivery of activities which support AHP practice-based learning  

  • Proven experience of project management and leading change  

  • Track record in the delivery of education and development opportunities for AHPs / profession specific groups 

  • Ability to collaborate effectively and build networks and communities of practice  

  • Ability to confidently lead and facilitate the implementation of a variety of models of practice-based learning delivery  

  • Highly effective communicator knowing how to make complex information and language simple for a diverse range of stakeholders  

  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity, care and compassion when dealing with others, utilising tact and persuasion skills when necessary  

  • Ability to work on own initiative, to organise and prioritise own workloads and that of others, and to meet strict deadlines 

Benefits Which Matter 

As a valued employee of NHS Scotland, you can enjoy an extensive range of benefits including:  

  • Life-work balance - with opportunities for flexible working and remote working 

  • Generous NHS pension scheme  

  • Annual incremental salary progression (up to the maximum of the salary band) plus annual NHS salary scale review  

  • Annual Leave - 27 Days increasing in line with service plus 8 days public holiday  

  • NHS discounts and more 

Diversity and Inclusion 

Developing a successful national service for Scotland is impossible without ensuring we consider the diverse needs, perspectives and backgrounds of everyone in Scotland in our work.  

We are focused on hiring the very best talent available for NES, and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and aim to ensure everyone is treated fairly, with respect and has a positive recruitment experience – regardless of the outcome.  

It’s not essential to be in a Practice Education role right now. You may be returning from a career break (e.g. maternity, paternity, caring for others) or returning after working in another field. Your experiences elsewhere can bring a fresh perspective to our work. 

If you are considering applying and wish to find out more about these roles, we are running one-hour information sessions. You can register for one of these sessions using the links below.  

Thursday 23rd November: 10.45am-11.45am  Registration link 

Monday 27th November: 3.15pm – 4.15pm  Registration link 

Friday 1st December 9.15am - 10.15am Registration link  

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions and/or wish further information, please contact us at:  

Next Steps 

**NHS candidates will be considered firstly on a secondment basis, and so are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current NHS employer at the earliest opportunity, ideally prior to application

Our recruitment process is currently 100% remote and if successful you would initially work remotely, working from our offices as operationally required. Occasional presence at the Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness office is a requirement of this role. 

All applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. 

Online interviews, including a presentation, will take place between 14 and 19 December 2023. The presentation topic will be sent to candidates selected for interview. 

For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack below. 

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. Please note, CV’s will not be accepted. 

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact the East Region Recruitment Service:

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