Centre Facilitator/Assessor

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
November 29, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,055 - £32,934
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Centre Facilitator/Assessor NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area

Training, Development and Workforce


NHS AfC: Band 5




  • Full time
  • Part time
  • 37.5 hours per week (Also 22.5 hours part time available)

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    University Hospital Southampton




    £27,055 - £32,934 PA

    Salary period



    29/11/2022 23:59

    Interview date

    Job overview

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Clinical Skills Facilitator/Assessor to join the Skills for Practice team. This is an ideal post for an Assistant Practitioner/Nursing Associate/Registered Nurse/Allied Health Professional who is keen to develop their skills in education and training. We have capacity to offer full time hours, and the post is available as a permanent position. Job share would also be considered so if you are looking for part time hours or a split post with your current clinical role, then this could be the post for you!

    Skills for Practice are a small but dynamic team, with a diverse portfolio of responsibilities including: healthcare apprenticeships, clinical skills teaching, simulation based training, career support and widening participation. We offer teaching and training to the entire range of registered healthcare professionals, students (including those from the University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine) and support staff at UHS. We are also responsible for the delivery of the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship and the HCA induction programme.

    Main duties of the job

    Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

    For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

    Working for our organisation

    What we can offer you

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Your Responsibilities

    What you'll do

    The successful applicant would become involved with two main areas of healthcare education.

    Firstly, as part of the wider team, you would participate in the design, planning and delivery of a range of taught sessions for the L3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship. This would include carrying out reviews and assessing written work via (the web-based) OneFile system, together with assessing and observing learners' clinical practice in the workplace. To do this, the successful candidate will be given formal training to a level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA).

    Secondly, working in the classrooms of the South Academic Block, you would be responsible for the delivery of clinical skills training to UHS staff and undergraduate medical students. This would include: cannulation and venesection, ECGs, male and female catheterisation, urinalysis, wound care, basic life support, e.t.c.

    What we're looking for

    The successful candidate should have a broad range of clinical experience and a passion for the delivery of quality education. Confidence in clinical situations, communicating with the multidisciplinary team (HCSW, Nurses, Midwifes, OT, Pharmacy, ODP, Medical, Admin) and experience performing clinical care is essential. Competence at a range of clinical skills is preferable, but not essential for the willing candidate, as full clinical skills training can be provided, as necessary.

    If you would like more information about the post, please contact: Simon.Holliday@uhs.nhs.uk – Programme Lead for Simulation Claudia.Barrieros@uhs.nhs.uk – Programme Lead for Clinical Skills

    Telephone: 023 8120 6050 Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Thursday, 24 November 2022

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered Professional or equivalent experience relating to clinical fields working at Band 4 or above
  • Evidence of continuing educational development at degree level.
  • Desirable criteria
  • Certificate in Education
  • Degree in nursing/allied health/paramedic science
  • Degree in education
  • management qualification
  • TAQA or CAVA award
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Experience of clinical teaching within the health care setting and proven clinical teaching activities.
  • Proven employment history and experience in clinical setting
  • Ability to use technology in practice
  • Competent (or able to learn where applicable to your qualification) in the following clinical skills: Cannulation and Venesection IV Injection and care Central line injection and care Suturing Oxygen Therapy Injection technique Inhaler technique TPN Catheterisation BLS
  • Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of undergraduate education
  • Knowledge of current healthcare support worker/nursing / nursing associate education
  • Knowledge of apprenticeship education
  • Knowledge of the wider healthcare agenda
  • Management experience
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Effective role model
  • Reliable
  • Able to facilitate groups of students in a clinical field and within a simulated environment
  • Ability to prioritise and delegate
  • Adaptability
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence in clinical situations – able to perform clinical care and communicate with senior medical and nursing staff
  • Maintains competence through reflecting current evidence based practice
  • IT literate a minimum to able to produce teaching materials and presentations
  • Ability to cope with stress and pressure
  • Willingness to work flexible hours at times but post requires core hours (8.30 – 4.30) to be covered.
  • The ability to work with all staff, across all professions.
  • Perseverance, innovation, enthusiasm
  • Recognition of stress in others
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional education
  • Ability to network with other organisations and benchmark activities.
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to motivate others and self-motivation
  • Effective team worker
  • To be able to develop the inter-professional education agenda
  • Resource awareness, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel to deliver and assess training
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 144.2KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 351.2KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Simon Holliday

    Job title

    Programme Lead for Simulation

    Email address


    Telephone number

    023 8120 6050

    Additional information

    Claudia Barreiros

    Programme Lead for Clinical Skills


    023 8120 6050

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