Pastoral Educator

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
"Defined by our people"

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe's largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is "To Build Healthier Lives".

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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This role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Healthcare Careers Development department (HCCD) are looking to recruit an Educator / Mentor to join our Pastoral Team.

The HCCD team deliver a range of services including employability training for locally unemployed members of the community, apprenticeships and various work experience opportunities engaging with schools, F.E and H.E organisations.

Within HCCD we have two teams: the Delivery Team who are responsible for the design and delivery of training sessions across the services mentioned and the Pastoral Team who are responsible for providing pastoral care and mentoring support for the clients who are accessing our services.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with individuals on a 1-1 basis and empathetic to the struggles our clients may face, which prevent them from achieving their goals. Support offered could include struggles with mental health issues, time management, financial management and working on building an individual's soft skills such as confidence and self-esteem.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining their own caseload of clients, supporting the wider team with the delivery of pastoral sessions as well as being involved in community engagements activities.

As an Educator / Mentor you may be required to teach some Delivery Team sessions where needs dictate, so you will need to be confident in delivering teaching session to groups both face-to-face and remotely via MS Teams. We have teams based across our four hospital sites, so the post holder must be flexible to work from any of these bases.

Within the last 12-months the department achieved significant progress in all areas for our visit by OFSTED (we are an employer provider for apprenticeships), the Gold Standard for the Fair Train Accreditation (for the delivery of work experience) as well as Matrix Accreditation (for the delivery of information, advice and guidance). As a department, we are supportive of developing our team so we can continue to design and deliver a high-quality service for our clients.

If you believe you have the qualities that we're looking for then we would look forward to receiving an application from yourselves.

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All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

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