Senior Educator Public Health (ARHAI/Antimicrobial Stewardship)

Job reference: 049017

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 14/04/2021

Job posted date: 31/03/2021

Salary: Band 8A (£49,975 - £53,948)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 18.75

Department: Nursing

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

Fixed term for up to 24 months

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

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) and health and social care integration.

We are seeking a Senior Educator who will bring professional leadership to the Public Health team and together with the Head of Programme and Principal Educator will play a key role in supporting the infection prevention and control (IPC)  and antimicrobial stewardship programmes of work across all health and care settings.

What you'll do

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

  • Working in partnership with colleagues to progress the workforce education aspects of IPC /antimicrobial stewardship that meet the learning needs of the staff in delivering person centred, safe and effective care.
  • Leading and operationally managing a range of high-profile educational initiatives at national level
  • Liaising with a range of partners from health and care including Health and social care partners, Higher Education Institutions and  Scottish Government
  • 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
  • Experience in the area of infection prevention and control and/or antimicrobial stewardship
  • 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,

*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: 14th April 2021

Interview date: from the 28th April 2021

**** 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***

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