Senior Educator - Allied Health Professions

Job reference: 101967

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 24/05/2022

Job posted date: 09/05/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 22.5

Department: AHP

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fixed term/ Secondment until end of March 2023

If you are currently an NHS Scotland employee and applying for this post it would be offered as SLA or secondment only 

Base - Flexible:  Any NHS Education for Scotland office. Please note in the Context of COVID 19 if successful, you will initially be working remotely. 

Please note we are currently advertising two AHP roles: this post is a Senior Educator and will focus on AHPs working with children and young people within wider mental health services, and the second post is a Principal Educator to focus on the learning needs of AHPs working with autistic adults  

Who We Are  

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the health and care workforce in Scotland. 

We are looking to appoint a Senior Educator (Allied Health Professions) until March 2023 to support the learning and development needs of AHPs working with children and young people who are experiencing poor mental health. 

This post is hosted within the Women, Children, Young People and Families workstream within NMAHP Directorate, and will work with colleagues across NES and with external stakeholders to maximize use of existing education resources/activities and develop new initiatives as appropriate.   

What you'll do   

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to; 

  • Understanding the learning and development needs of  

  • AHPs who work in a variety of health, care or education settings with children and young people with poor or low risk mental health and well-being   

  • AHPs new to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service roles 

  • Designing and delivering a range of innovative education activities in response to the identified need 

  • Working with stakeholders to ensure AHPs access a range of existing and planned education and workforce development activities across health and social care, related to the mental health and well-being of children and young people. 

  • Nurturing existing partnerships and relationships, and where necessary, developing additional working relationships with a range of stakeholders across the health and social care sectors in relation to AHP role supporting children and young people experiencing poor mental health and well-being. 

  • Supporting multi-professional and inter-agency approaches to learning and workforce development across health and social care. 

  • Using high level communication, influencing and relationship skills to shape and articulate NES’s contribution to workforce learning and development 

What you'll bring  

These will include but are not restricted to; 

  • Registration as one of the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 

  • Educated to master’s degree level plus substantial postgraduate experience, or working towards this  

  • Subject and clinical expertise working with children and young people, particularly related to supporting mental health and well-being  

  • Experience of planning, developing, delivering, and evaluating education and training 

  • Working within a multidisciplinary/multiagency environment utilizing facilitation and network building skills including excellent stakeholder management.  

  • Demonstrable leadership experience within a large complex organisation 

  • Evidence of creativity and innovation, effective communication and facilitation skills and project management experience 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Audrey Taylor or Caroline Mearns  

Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity. 

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

Closing date: 23/05/2022 

Interview date: from the 06/06/2022 


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