Principal Educator- Allied Health Professions

Job reference: 044496

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 01/03/2021

Job posted date: 15/02/2021

Salary: Band 8B (£59,539 - £64,095)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Nursing

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***

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

What you'll do  
Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;
•    Providing professional leadership and advice on the performance monitoring of professional NMAHP programmes
•    Providing professional leadership and advice on the enhancement of processes for commissioning of NMAHP professional programmes
•    Delivering the work of the team through working in partnership with senior managers across the health and care sector, thereby influencing and building sustained improvements to capability and capacity of practice education
•    Creative innovative organisational, leadership and management development solutions to improve the effectiveness of individuals, teams, organisations, networks and systems that support practice education
•    Taking a leading role in the management and evaluation of educational infrastructure projects to assist health and social care partners in responding to changes in education and training.

What you'll bring 
These will include but are not restricted to;
•    Educated to master’s degree level plus substantial postgraduate experience, or working towards this
•    Post holder must be a registered Allied Health Professional
•    Required to hold up to date Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration (Add key criteria from Person Specification) Knowledge and experience of practice education
•    Knowledge of Allied Health programmes and regulatory requirements
•    Comprehension of Allied Health educational programme processes within Scotland
•    Proven experience in developing, managing and evaluating development programmes/activities
•    Experience of strategic policy development and implementation that reflects both corporate and system wide directives
•    Experience in the development and delivery of a range of training programme elements and developing learning materials
•    Experience and understanding of educational quality assurance and the healthcare/education sector in the UK
•    Demonstrable senior management experience within a large complex organisation
•    Significant experience of managing large and complex projects/programmes
•    Experience of strategic planning 
•    Significant analytical experience at senior level
•    In-depth knowledge and practical experience of Quality Improvement and leading QI
•    Significant experience of leading and managing teams
•    Experience of design and implementation of change programmes
•    Experience in leading and managing new and existing educational developments
•    Experience of budget management, financial forecasting and control
•    Experience/understanding of the external political and social environment, including NHS policy issues and priorities, and the wider agenda of public policy impacting on other relevant agencies
•    Knowledge and expertise in education, leadership, management and models for delivery of development
•    Knowledge of contemporary issues in clinical practice education as they relate to the training and education of under and post-graduate AHPs
•    Ability, experience and judgement to work independently and as part of a senior team
•    Ability to build highly effective relations internally and externally is key as well as excellent facilitation, presentation and strategic thinking and analysis skills

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Valerie Blair 07500 999621 or David Wylie 07813 343007

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. 
CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 1 March 2021
Interview date: 15 March 2021


The closing date for this job has now passed.