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Associate Practice Education Facilitator

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Job summary

Associate Practice Education Facilitator, up to 37.5 hours fixed term for up to 12 months

Are you an enthusiastic AHP, Nurse or Midwife ready for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Practice Development Team to support the development and implementation of our practice education priorities across North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will be joining an award winning team comprising of Practice Development Leads for clinical skills, apprenticeships and preceptorship. Practice Education Facilitators, Clinical Education Coordinators, Clinical Educators, Practice Development Trainers and administrative staff. The Practice Development team support staff and learners in developing essential skills required in practice and support high quality clinical placements for pre-registration students and apprentices. We have a unique opportunity for an experienced and motivated registered health care professional who is passionate about pre-registration education to join the team as an Associate Practice Education Facilitator. If you would be interested in joining a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic practice education team to deliver the Trust objectives and embed our values into all that we do please contact Gemma Lumsdon on 07811714132 or Helen Gannon on 07811714147 for an informal discussion.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality multi-professional learning environments and will be required to work locally within services and organisations where inter-professional learning opportunities can be promoted. We expect you to have a clear commitment to the education of healthcare professionals and possess excellent leadership, communication, change management and organisational skills. You must also have the ability to inspire and enthuse a wide range of staff and students. You must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment and be willing to go that extra mile to enhance the learning culture for our staff. The post-holder will work office hours across multiple Trust sites working in collaboration with staff, learners and partner organisations. You will also be supported to access relevant professional development opportunities. The post holder will be required to support the breadth of the student experience, which may require cross boundary working. Key external partners include: o Health Education England o HEI's o Locality based Service Providers - local Trusts and the Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Professional health care qualification, to a minimum of degree level, with up to date professional registration
  • Education to degree level
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent


  • Education to masters level

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Broad range of clinical experience
  • Experience in PA/ PS role
  • Experience facilitating change/ improvement
  • Experience of staff supervision/ management


  • Teaching experience

Skills and Appitudes


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Able to plan, implement and evaluate education programmes
  • Ability to work flexibly and manage competing priorities
  • Working knowledge of Interprofessional learning theory


  • Experience/ Ability to present to large groups

Personal Circumstances


  • Flexible approach to working patterns and locations
  • Ability to travel throughout the county
  • Commitment to personal and professional development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital


CA28 8JG

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