Practice Education Lead for Psychological Professions

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Devon Partnership NHS
Remote working / Wonford House Hospital
Competitive salary
17 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
Role Type
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About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The role

We are looking for an experienced Psychological Professional to support training and development for this highly valued professional group within Devon Partnership Trust.

The post holder will have responsibility for providing leadership for and effective management of psychological professions pre-registration clinical placements and work experience placements within the Trust. They will lead on the development of clinical environment that encourages learning and practice development in partnership with lead psychological professionals. Key areas of work include;
  • Establishing a network for clinical placements across the Trust to ensure best practice and innovation in the delivery of trainee education is shared across psychological professions
  • Organisation and facilitation of the induction process and the development of innovative clinical placements
  • Development of a preceptorship programme for newly qualified psychological professionals
  • Support with the development of apprenticeships for psychological professions (e.g. Clinical Associate Psychology role)
  • Support continuing professional development for these psychological professions.

The development of new and existing staff is a key priority for Devon Partnership NHS Trust, this activity is supported by the practice education team that deliver a range of development programmes for staff at all stages in their career. These initiatives include supporting trainees, apprentices, newly qualified staff, staff returning to practice and experienced staff undertaking continuing professional development or qualifications as part of one of the career pathways that are available within the Trust.

This is a new role within the Practice Education Team within which offers a really exciting opportunity to focus on the practice education needs for all psychological professions, the second largest profession within our Trust.

This diverse and challenging role would be suitable for who enjoys supporting the development of others, is able to manage a number of different work streams and wants to make a difference. At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we will offer you the opportunity to grow and develop in one of the UK's most progressive mental health trusts.

£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata (Band 8a - subject to job matching)

About you

You will need to hold a professional qualification in one of the 12 Psychological Professions and registration/accreditation with a relevant professional body e.g. HCPC, UKCP, BABCP, BACP and have extensive experience as a qualified Psychological Professional in a clinical role in the NHS or in MH or LD services. Be able to motivate, inspire and support trainees and apprentices in developing their skills and planning their career.

You will work with a wide range of colleagues and clinical teams so confidence, clear communication, ability to solve problems, and a willingness to take on new approaches are all essential qualities. As well as an ability to deliver training and development programs to different groups.

Personally, we're looking for an individual who can inform, inspire and lead. You will demonstrate a commitment to our ideals, share our vision for mental health care, and have a desire to continuously challenge and improve.

The location

Your base will be in Exeter, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years' service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.

Living here

Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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.

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