Senior Educator

Job reference: 107179

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 28/06/2022

Job posted date: 14/06/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Portfolio A - NMAHP

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

Fixed term/Secondment until 16 months from appointment

SLA or secondment only for NHS staff in the first instance*

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working.  We’re happy to talk about how you want to work.

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.

This Post

The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act, 2000, (the AWI Act) provides a legal framework for making decisions on behalf of a person who does not have the capacity to make decisions.  It covers the person’s welfare, property, financial affairs, and medical treatment.

The Act places an obligation on all health and social care staff to understand legislation and have the knowledge and skills appropriate to their role.  However, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (MWC) conducted a review of the legality of moves of individuals from hospitals to care homes in Scotland at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Commission’s report Authority to Discharge: Report into decision making for people in hospital who lack capacity, published in May 2021, highlights practice that suggest significant gaps in knowledge particularly in relation to capacity and assessment, associated legislation, deprivation of liberty definition and the human rights of individuals.

In response, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Mental Welfare Commission will work jointly to enable the development and delivery of a range of education and training opportunities to support workforce understanding of legislation aimed at protecting rights and application of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act (2000) in health, social care and social work practice across Scotland. 

The successful applicant for this exciting new post will work to align education and training aimed at the entire health and social work/social care services workforce. This will promote a consistent, inclusive, targeted and flexible approach to learning and development and offer a way of identifying the knowledge and skills required by all staff.

The successful applicant will be employed by NHS Education for Scotland within the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Directorate (NMAHP).

What you'll do 

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

  • Support the Head of Programmes (Education) to deliver education and training aimed at the entire health and social work/social care services workforce working in partnership with the Mental Welfare Comision.
  • Liaison with key stakeholders regarding national service needs, with synthesis and analysis of needs and potential solutions. Maintain and enhance national links with key stakeholders across disciplines, informing service and educational development in a Once for Scotland approach
  • Developing briefing documents, background papers, reports, and other materials as appropriate for stakeholder groups such as Steering Groups and External Partners
  • Support the Head of Programmes in managing the development of any future additional training provision, responsible for the educational implementation and delivery of training as well as the impact assessment.

What you'll bring

These will include but are not restricted to;

  • Experience of planning, developing and delivering education and training.
  • Professional registration, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Master’s degree (or actively working towards) or equivalent experience
  • Substantial postgraduate experience, including enhanced responsibility in an educational or healthcare post.
  • Significant experience in your specialist area and experience of working within a multidisciplinary/multi-agency environment. This is essential within the specific context of this role.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitive and complex information in a time responsive manner

Informal enquiries may be directed to Johnathan MacLennan, Head of Programme MHLDD (NMAHP)​​​​​​​

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

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.

Closing date: 28th June 2022

Interview date: 12th July 2022

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage. 

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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