Senior Educator

Job reference: 030975

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 30/09/2020

Job posted date: 16/09/2020

Salary: Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Nursing

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

 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 healthcare workforce in Scotland.

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 public health, health protection, Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), dementia and health and social care integration.

We are seeking a Senior Educator to join the NHAMP directorate in relation to a programme of work being led by NHS National  Serviecs Scotland relating to the healthcare-built environment. The vision of the proposed national centre is ‘To be an internationally recognised national centre for reducing risks in the healthcare built environment and ensuring they are safe, fit for purpose, cost effective and capable of delivering sustainable services over the long term.’ NHS Education for Scotland has been commissioned to support this work by progressing a cohesive and integrated approach to specialist workforce education development for this diverse multi-agency and multi professional staff group including clinical and estates and facilities staff.

What you'll do

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

  • Working in partnership with colleagues to progress the specialist workforce education  aspects of the national centre
  • Leading and operationally managing a range of high-profile educational initiatives at national level
  • Liaising with a range of partners from health, social care, education, independent and third sectors, including Higher Education Institutions, Scottish Government and strategic leads in Health Boards
  • Developing and maintaining effective links with key stakeholders in order to support wider NES activity
  • Actively contributing to wider public health programme activities ensuring that plans are progressed

What you'll bring  

Professional registration or equivalent

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Nationally recognised education qualification
  • Substantial postgraduate experience and will have held enhanced responsibility in an educational or healthcare post
  • Significant experience in the area of reducing risks in the healthcare built environment including for example infection or facilities management Knowledge of and expertise in organisational, leadership and management development and models for delivery of leadership development
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitive and complex information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Ruth Robertson, Head of Programme,

Fixed term until the 31st of March 2022

* For NHS employees considering this post, please note that appointments will only be considered on a secondment or SLA basis, in the first instance

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

**** COVID-19 - Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful you will also initially be working remotely in line with guidance from Scottish Government***


Closing date: 30th September 2020

Interview date: 14th October 2020 onwards


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