Practice Development Nurse- Apprenticeship

Chelsea and Westminste
Chelsea & Westminster/West Middlesex, London
Competitive salary
15 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Outstanding' in the well-led and use of resources domains and 'Good' in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was 'Good', but the Chelsea site was 'Outstanding'.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Practice Development Nurse- Apprenticeship

1 x Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

1 x West Middlesex Hospital

Are you passionate about training and development, and believe you can make a difference as a Practice Development Nurse within Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Apprenticeship Team? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Registered Healthcare Professional within the Apprenticeship Team, delivering high quality education-based practice.

We are looking for Band 6 Healthcare Professional for each of our hospital (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and West Middlesex University Hospital) with at least 3 years' post NMC registration experience who is committed to the delivery of compassionate high-quality care to complement our existing Apprenticeship team.

The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team of Educators, Assessors and Tutors who deliver the Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Programme at Level 2, including the Care Certificate. We are excited to be recruiting these Band 6 roles to support the continuous implementation of high quality internal delivery of our Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship programme and other Clinical Apprenticeships.

You will be a natural leader and act as a role model to ensure the delivery of education and training ensures that staff and apprentices have support and direction with developing their clinical skills and career. You will work alongside Apprentices, Tutors and Assessors within the Apprenticeship team, to assist them in developing the clinical skills necessary to enable them to rapidly become competent practitioners.

Both motivated and compassionate, you will contribute to the improvement of standards of care through the development of all relevant staff groups, participating in audit and research, teaching and supporting colleagues, and the provision of effective leadership as well as ensuring that this delivery is compliant with the academic and vocational standards prescribed by CQC, the awarding bodies/ supporting Ofsted and all other external inspections.

With skilful tact and diplomacy, you'll be confident in positively challenging colleagues and will use an enthused yet meticulous style to deliver a challenging agenda.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive 30 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cess Quiambao, Head of Apprenticeships


Telephone: 02033158834

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Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

  • The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • Once the advert has closed you application will be transferred to our 3rd party recruitment system (
  • Please ensure you check your emails is correct on your application form as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process.
  • If you have not heard from us within three weeks after the closing date, we regret that this usually means that your application was not successful.
  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.
  • During the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided
  • Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a six month Probationary Period

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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