Senior Educators – Learning Disability Work Programme (x3)

Job reference: 055052

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 14/06/2021

Job posted date: 31/05/2021

Salary: Band 8A (£50,470 - £54,482)

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/Secondment opportunity September 2021 - 31 March 2023

Secondment or SLA only for NHS applicants

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

***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***

Who We Are

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a National health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.

What You Will Do

We are looking to appoint 3 part time Senior Educators as part of NES’s contribution in workforce development relating to delivery of a cross Directorate, and cross sector, Learning Disability work programme. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary NES team to drive forward further developments in education and training for the health and social care workforce to support key Scottish Government policy priorities for adults with a Learning Disability.

This will be delivered through various areas of activity.

Key tasks will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Designing, delivering, and evaluating a range of Learning Disability specific educational initiatives, including the delivery of training and the design, development of educational resources targeted at staff working in the NHS and social care services.
  • Developing, integerating and embedding existing work in the context of wider relevant NES programmes, for example psycholgical trauma and autism and neurodiversity
  • Working collaboratively with a range of partners across NHS Scotland and wider social care services, including people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
  • Working with a range of key stakeholders to inform and influence learning disability policy and practice from an educational perspective.  

What You Will Bring

  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council or the Scottish Social Services Council
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Nationally recognised education qualification or equivalent
  • Significant experience in practice and education in the field of learning disability across health and social care
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitive and complex information

Travel throughout Scotland will be required.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Samantha McEwan, Principal Educator

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

Closing date: 14th June 2021

Interview date: from the 5th of July 2021

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:


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