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Workforce Development Officer

The Newcastle upon Tyn
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Competitive salary
Closing date
14 Oct 2021

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Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

We are looking for two experienced and innovative leadership development professionals who can work both independently and across collaborative partnerships in order to support and expand the delivery of the Leadership Development Strategy.

You will be an individual who has a proven track record in supporting the design, delivery and evaluation of Leadership Development programmes. The ability to think and act strategically and foster strong collaborative relationships across the organization is key. Having a knowledge of apprenticeships, marking and verification would be an advantage.

The role provides a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to workforce development through involvement in a number of key development areas including leadership skills, coaching, talent management, and quality improvement. One of our strategic workforce aims is to be the centre for educational excellence, locally and further afield and you will take a role supporting and leading varying development initiatives, projects and programmes.

Key post holder responsibilities will include:
  • Providing a range of high quality and innovative training / specialist education that is responsive to the changing learning needs identified at all levels
  • Facilitating the development of staff in effective leadership skills in line with the Trust Workforce & Leadership Strategy and National initiatives.
  • To work closely with and support key staff members across Workforce Development in relation to the Trust's internal Leadership and Talent Management Strategy
  • Act as a subject matter expert within the research and delivery of leadership development
  • To provide tutor / moderator support to ensure that all accredited education and training programmes meet awarding body / examiner / inspectorate requirements
  • To proactively provide information, advice and guidance to Trust staff to ensure that the education needs of an inter-professional organisation are met effectively at departmental and learner level.

The role requires highly effective communication and planning skills and the ability to work with individuals and teams to facilitate training that is responsive to the changing needs of a complex inter-professional system wide workforce. The ideal candidate will be passionate about leadership development and providing a first class learning environment, have a previous track record in supporting the design, delivery and evaluation of leadership development interventions to a diverse range of learners.

We are focused on developing a high quality workforce with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time to deliver excellent patient experience and outcomes, first time, every time.

Full time 37 hours 30 minutes/week

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Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

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