Senior Educator- NHS Academy x4

Job reference: 072923

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 03/11/2021

Job posted date: 13/10/2021

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: Various

Department: Medical

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

**** 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 the guidance from the Scottish Government***

Fixed term 3 year appointment (Secondment)*

3 x 0.2 WTE for Regional simulation collaboratives

1 X 0.4 WTE for Inter-professional simulation lead

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. Please note, for this particular role, travel throughout Scotland may be required.

Who We Are

About the NHS Scotland Academy 

The NHS Scotland Academy is an exciting partnership between NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Education for Scotland to offer accelerated training for a wide range of health and social care roles and professions. The Academy will provide an opportunity for staff to improve their skills in specific areas, using residential, distance and virtual reality learning. It will offer attractive training programmes linked to recruitment and career progression. 

The Academy draws on the strengths of both parent organisations. It will use both the state-of-the-art clinical and simulation facilities at NHS Golden Jubilee and the educational expertise and technology-enabled learning offered by NHS Education for Scotland 

The Academy will support NHS Scotland to develop additional capacity and new capabilities. It will add to existing educational programmes and respond to evolving and emerging workforce needs. By addressing recruitment gaps and training needs, it will help ensure the health and social care workforce is prepared for future needs in Scotland. 

As part of this partnership, the successful applicant will be employed by NHS Education for Scotland within the Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network, part of the Medical Directorate.

About NES

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 Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network delivers award winning state-of-the-art skills education by providing safe, evidence-based, quality simulation-based education across the whole of the Scottish health and social care system through innovation and using a continuous improvement model. The multi-professional activity of CSMEN involves interaction and engagement with all professional groups and relevant directorates within NES. CSMEN reports to the Medical Directorate through the multi-professional cross-directorate Safety Skills and Improvement Board (SSIB).

What you'll do to support NHS Scotland Academy

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

  • Support and establish regional interprofessional skills and simulation collaboratives linked to the Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network to create a flexible, adaptable and skilled health and social care workforce
  • Working with the Associate Postgraduate Dean for Clinical Skills and Simulation aid in the implementation of the NES CSMEN five year national skills and simulation strategy in the context of NHSSA workstreams
  • Provide a clear sense of purpose and strategic direction in relation to simulation-based training for a multi-professional workforce delivering health and social care for one of three regional collaboratives
  • Influence and shape the clinical skills and simulation-based education agenda on a regional and, on occasion, national and UK basis
  • Advise on simulation-based education in both regional faculty and facilities in line with identified NHSSA national and local needs
  • Disseminate the national quality assurance system for simulation-based education to the regional collaborative
  • Provide simulation-based education expertise at relevant regional meetings progressing NHSSA workstreams

What you'll bring to the NHS Scotland Academy

  • 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.
  • Engaged in clinical practice, bringing significant experience in their specialist area and of working within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitive and complex information in a time responsive manner

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Fiona fraser Head of Programme NMAHP-NES


*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:   3rd November 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 23rd November 2021

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


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