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Job reference: 164135
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 28/09/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week
Job posted date: 15/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Portfolio A - NMAHP

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Practice Educator (Nursing & Midwifery) 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week 

Duration: Permanent 

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working (within the UK). We’re happy to talk about how you want to work.   Hosted within NHS Lanarkshire 

Who We Are 

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is a Special Health Board whose mission is to contribute to the highest quality of healthcare throughout NHS Scotland by promoting best practice in the education and life-long learning of all staff. 

The core function of the NMAHP Directorate is to support the education, training and continuing professional development of nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, health and social care chaplains and their support workers.  The Directorate is also responsible for providing education, training and workforce development across wider professional groups and disciplines, often in partnership with other agencies, to support key policy imperatives such as Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), dementia and health and social care integration. 

What You’ll Do  

A key part of NHS Education for Scotland’s Strategy 2019- 2024, is our ongoing commitment to supporting NHS Boards to ensure high-quality learning and employment environments and the continuous learning and professional development of frontline nurses and midwives. We are offering an opportunity to join the national network of Practice Educators. The Practice Educator will be employed by NHS Education for Scotland and will be hosted within NHS Lanarkshire. 

The Practice Educator is an integral role within NHS Scotlands’ practice education infrastructure. The post holder will ensure access to learning and development resources directly relevant to clinical care closer to where nurses and midwives practice. We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated registered nurse or midwifery educator to provide visible and sustained educational leadership, working collaboratively across NHS Education for Scotland and the NHS Board. A key outcome for the post is to support the education and development of nurses and midwives across the NHS career framework, particularly focusing on levels 5 and 6 practitioners in caregiving roles. As a Practice Educator, you will have access to the national network and regional support from your manager and peers.  

What You’ll Bring  

Joining a highly dynamic Directorate within NHS Education for Scotland you will be educated to Masters level or equivalent, and have experience within an education, teaching or facilitation role.  Expertise related to education is therefore a requirement for this post. You will be committed to multi-professional approaches to education and have a proven track record in negotiating, influencing and managing people. You should be able to demonstrate flexibility, high-level communication skills and a commitment to collaborative working across organisational boundaries. Some travel throughout Scotland will be required.  

This post will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check.  

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack below. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to  

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date.  

Closing date: Thursday 28th of September 2023 

Interview date: Thursday 19th of October 2023  

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

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment:  

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