Principal Educator - Dementia

Job reference: 052130

Location: Various

Job closing date: 08/05/2021

Job posted date: 28/04/2021

Salary: Band 8B (£60,134 - £64,736)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 18.75

Department: Psychological Therapies

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 guidance from Scottish Government*** 

1 x 0.5wte post (applicants who wish to work less than 0.5WTE will be considered) Temporary to March 2022 (in the first instance)*
Glasgow or Edinburgh (initially home-based in line with current Scottish Government guidance)

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.  

What You'll Do
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Psychology Directorate within NHS Education for Scotland. We are seeking experience and highly motivated practitioners to deliver a portfolio of national educational initiatives focused on improving the knowledge, skills and competences of all staff involved in providing care and support to people living with dementia, their families and carers.  

What You'll Bring
The successful applicant will be an innovative and highly motivated health or social service practitioner (qualified to Masters level or equivalent) and have significant experience of clinical practice in the field of working with people living with dementia, their families and caregivers, teaching / training, research, facilitation and working in a healthcare / social care/ education environment. The post provides an opportunity for practitioners to take a leading role in a programme of work at national level, supporting the training of  staff working with people living with dementia and those who support them in a variety of contexts. Excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills are essential, as is engagement in partnership working with a range of stakeholders. In addition, the post-holder will be committed to multi-professional and inter-agency approaches to education and healthcare, and will be able to demonstrate flexibility and high-level diplomacy skills. 
The base for the post may be negotiable but is important to note that it will be necessary for the successful applicant to attend a significant number of meetings in Edinburgh. The post will require travel throughout Scotland, and occasionally to other UK countries. (Please note if successful, you will initially be working remotely in line with the current COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government).

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

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack below which includes a copy of the Job Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by Victoria Thomson (Head of Programme) at  
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. 

Closing Date: 8th May 2021
Interview Date: TBC


The closing date for this job has now passed.