Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
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Preceptorship Facilitator NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area

Training Development and Workforce


NHS AfC: Band 6


Fixed term: 12 months (1 Full time or 2 positions available part time)


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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University Hospital Southampton




£33,706 - £40,588 pa

Salary period



24/11/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview ABOUT THE TEAM

The Education Quality Team (EQT) sits within Training, Development and Workforce based at Southampton General Hospital. The team work across UHS and with a number of Higher Education Provider (Universities) to support the delivery of practice placements to a large number of pre- registration students including nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and health care scientists.

The team also work on transition from student to newly qualified practitioner and have been supporting the Preceptorship Lead to deliver central Preceptorship functions. This post will lead on the central functions whilst also linking with preceptors, care group and divisional leads in line with other workstreams undertaken by the EQT

Main duties of the job WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for someone who has a passion for helping to support, nurture and shape the transition for newly registered staff within UHS. Someone who is self-directed, takes a lead on projects and desires to impact of the National agenda. You will be enthusiastic, eager to learn and influence the support, retention and development of newly registered staff within UHS with insight into the quality of care that they deliver to patients.

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

You will work within the Education Quality Team, across the Trust and link with external stakeholders to support, develop and embed

• models for the supervision and assessment of nursing undergraduates students. • an increase in the capacity of UHS to support nursing students • the coaching culture and model of learning across all professions in the clinical setting

What we're looking for

We are looking for someone with a real passion for the education and development of both students and our staff. You must be committed to supporting the next generation of nurses and other non-medical professionals, be a great communicator and be keen to develop yourself. You should have some insight into your current role and responsibilities to support learners and be looking to develop a broader understanding of the elements and relationships needed to enable students to complete their programmes and become registrants.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Friday 02 December 2022.

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

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Professional Registrant – AHP /Nursing /Midwife
  • Relevant Post Graduate Diploma or equivalent experience
  • Level 2 Maths and English
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Track record of supporting learning in practice by contributing to a positive learning environment
  • Extensive experience in the supervision and assessment of students
  • Good understanding of the National Preceptorship Framework 2022
  • Knowledge around the DoH Framework (2010), HEE standards (2017) NMC principles of preceptorship (2020) – Awaiting AHP Framework
  • Demonstrate commitment to Supporting preceptee and preceptors in practice
  • Able to demonstrate a coaching approach
  • Has acted in the role of Preceptor
  • Aptitudes and skills Essential criteria
  • Confidence in working in a variety of settings across UHS
  • Able to demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment for self-developmen
  • Desirable criteria
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including reports /production of data and presentations)
  • Confidence in face to face and online teaching for small and large groups
  • 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 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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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 568.9KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 210.2KB)
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