Associate Lead Practitioner
Salary & Grade: Grade 7; £51,824 - £61,414 (National), £53,812 - £63,252 (Outer), £55,799 - £65,089 (Inner)
Location: Hybrid working/Based from one of the UKHSA regions
Type and term of contract: FTC Contract till December 2024
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is responsible for protecting every member of every community from the impact of infectious diseases, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and other health threats.
The post sits within Health Equity and Clinical Governance Directorate which works to save lives, promote wellbeing and create environments that enable individuals, families and communities to be informed, empowered, healthier and more productive.
This post holder will provide professional leadership for UKHSA’s nursing, midwifery and AHP workforce including expert advice and leadership concerning revalidation requirements, safeguarding and specific national priority areas as identified in the Business Plan.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) offers hybrid working - this means that whilst the role will be based in one of our offices, there will be opportunities for an element of working from home. UKHSA have office locations across the UK.
This role can be based at one of our UKHSA offices/locations (Leeds, Manchester, Totnes, London, Horsham, Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham, Harlow, Liverpool, Fareham, Gloucester, Newcastle and Birmingham) with opportunities for an element of working from home.
You may be asked to express a location preference during the application process.
The balance between home and workplace working is to be agreed with the line manager, determined primarily by business needs and in line with departmental policy.
*Please be aware that this role can only be worked from within the UK and not overseas. Relocation expenses are not available.*
Working Pattern - Full Time, Part Time, Job Share, Flexible Working, Hybrid Working.
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
- To ensure a process is in place to support training and development of the workforce to support them to maintain their registration.
- Be responsible for communications about training and development both internally to all UKHSA colleagues including but not limited to nurses, midwives and AHPs, including line managers, and externally, in conjunction with UKHSA communications team.
- Liaise with stakeholders to identify, progress, and evaluate training and development.
- With the Head of Professional Standards, identify leads locally with the aim of creating professional networks of support i.e. reflective learning sets.
- Build relationships to facilitate partnership working with other directorates and external organisations as required.
- Respond to parliamentary questions where appropriate, providing briefings where appropriate.
- Support the Head of Safeguarding and Head of Professional Standards and act in their capacity as delegated.
- To provide advice and support to nurses, midwives and AHPs in UKHSA regarding safeguarding, registration and revalidation.
- Be a champion for safeguarding, nursing, midwifery and AHPs in UKHSA.
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.
It is important through your application and Statement of Suitability of no more than 1,000 words that you give evidence and examples of proven experience of each of the following criteria:
- Degree in a relevant clinical field.
- Experience of leading/delivering and completing complex projects.
- Experience of developing, implementing, and measuring professional standards.
- Evidence of success in engaging with and motivating different individuals and groups to achieve a common goal
- Demonstrable leadership attributes.
- Outstanding communication, influencing and interpersonal skills - ability to deal effectively with a broad range of people from differing professional backgrounds to ensure successful delivery of projects.
- Registered General Nurse/Registered Midwife/Registered AHP with current NMC or HCPC registration.
- Experience of safeguarding.
- Proven track record as a clinical leader, with extensive professional portfolio of publication, conference presentation, research and clinical audit.
- Master’s degree in a health/public health related subject or equivalent demonstrable evidence.
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