Suicide Prevention Trainer and Co-ordinator

Kent and Medway NHS an
Trust Wide Kent and Medway, Kent and Medway
Competitive salary
01 May 2021
07 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Innovation is one of our core values and that is demonstrated in some of our award-winning teams.

Our Peer Support Workforce has gained local and national acclaim for working alongside people accessing our services and embodies the reality of recovering lives

Indulge your research interests with our enthusiastic team, who are involved in a whole host of national and home-grown studies with the potential to shape future healthcare.

There are exciting times ahead in 2020 when the Kent and Medway Medical School is set to open, collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent with KMPT one of the NHS partners, inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.

We are also at the forefront of partnership working, an integral part of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, looking at the way forward for sustainable health and social care.

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.

We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our values:
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Working together
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

The Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our Suicide Prevention Training Team working across Kent and Medway delivering suicide prevention skills to our clinical staff. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the team as a trainer. You will deliver various suicide prevention skills training packages and contribute to the development of a new and innovative training programme. For this you will possess all the essential training skills and experience to interact and impart skills knowledge to our staff within Kent and Medway Partnership Trust. Our Trust's mission is to work across Kent and Medway and together with our partners and other agencies so suicide becomes a preventable outcome.

The team provides a range of theoretical and clinical skills training programmes centred on preventing suicide and you will work alongside senior clinicians and administrators in delivering our 5 year Suicide Prevention Strategy. The successful applicant will be a part of a dynamic, forward thinking and supportive team focused on promoting safe services for all. You will work closely with our Learning and Development team in coordinating training and ensuring delivery.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver training across Kent and Medway and therefore traveling to locations in this area will be necessary for which expenses will be paid. There are opportunities to work remotely at times and your base at the Trust will be dependent on your home location. The post is for a Band 7 12 month fixed term contract under the NHS Agenda for Change. We hope to expand the Team over the next year and hope for the post to become substantive. We would welcome applicants to apply for this fixed contract role and would consider secondment opportunities. The successful candidate will be given opportunities to further develop their skills in training and developing the skills and qualifications related to suicide prevention. It will be necessary for the post to travel to various sites across the county to our clinical teams.

Hours 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMalcolm BrownJob titleClinical Risk Manager and Lead PractitionerEmail addressmalcolm.brown3@nhs.netTelephone number07788 380178

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KMPT Staff Benefits:

NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.

Recommend a friend campaign. Existing KMPT employees could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to the roles below and can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals

Flexible working. Job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.

New starter bonus. We value our nurses and the skills they bring therefore we offer New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.

Induction. KMPT provides comprehensive Induction programme to support new employees. This ranges from 2 days to 4 weeks dependent on role (not always consecutive days). You may need to travel across site includes Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.

Probation Period. New employees external to KMPT are subject to a six month probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Certain roles are subject to criminal record check. You may be required submission of completed Disclosure form to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In cases where we receive high volume of applications for a post, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward.

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