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NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Full time
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37.5 hours per week
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Learning Centre RBH
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
07/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy PEF / Locality Based Educator (Maternity / Obs & Gynae)

NHS AfC: Band 6

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

We are searching for an experienced midwife to work in our team to help us manage our placement circuit more effectively & to increase the support we offer to our students, apprentices, mentors & educators .

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality multi-professional placements & education. Working primarily for learners within our family care division they will also be required to work across the organisation where interprofessional learning opportunities can be provided. This is a split role with the post holder working with both our medical & non-medical students & learners

The post holder will be an NMC registered professional

Main duties of the job

  • Identify and develop new placement opportunities for medical & non-medical students & learners within the Trust by networking with clinical areas to explore all possible learning opportunities within the division.
  • Support the DUE & PEF teams in the allocation of placements and clinical activity.
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of current or new programmes of education and training.
  • Engage with the wider clinical workforce, working collaboratively across disciplines and professions through work-based learning, clinical support, education and training and clinical supervision.
  • Assess the quality of placement learning environments; ensuring all service areas/ placement providers have up to ILOs and have a clear understand of the requirements of learners whilst on placement.
  • Car owner & driver

Working for our organisation

Valuing our Staff

We will strive to create a workforce that is:

  • skilled, well trained, knowledgeable and flexible
  • motivated and willing to learn
  • customer focused and responsive
  • productive, efficient and comparable with the best
  • striving for continuous improvement
  • committed to the Trust’s aims and values
  • valued for its contribution
  • representative of the communities it serves

If you’re wondering whether we’re the employer for you, the honest answer is that a career here is what you make of it. The opportunities are all out there, waiting. It’s up to you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Core elements:

Student support

  • To offer immediate hands-on practical support & guidance to learners & mentors.
  • To work alongside learners to ensure that they are given every opportunity to develop their competence.
  • Visit students within their placement supporting them with their education and assessments as well as ensuring no learning opportunity is missed.
  • To promote effective communication between link lecturers, module leaders & the placement areas
  • Supporting interprofessional learning activity across the trust and local service providers
  • Support the development & delivery of targeted study days to enhance the training of pre-registration students and other learners within the organization
  • Develop bespoke teaching sessions that meet student learning needs & enhance placement learning experience

Placement Quality

  • Support placement education leads, Practice Educators, PEF & DUE teams to develop placement circuits that meet student learning needs, mirror the patient journey or explore locality-based healthcare communities.
  • Promote the use of a hub and spoke model of placements within the division to increase the breadth of placement experience, improve multi-professional learning, encourage the development of new spokes and simply by managing our spokes better we will also increase capacity.
  • Support the production of a central placement database that will improve communication to and from placement managers and educators.
  • Support interprofessional learning activity across the trust and local service providers
  • Facilitate the development of clinical supervisors across relevant service areas; providing supervision and support structures, building education in clinical practice capability, consistency and efficiency.
  • To support mentors & educators in situations where learners are not able to meet their competencies.
  • Share best practice relating to Quality Assurance and Interprofessional Learning across placement providers.


  • Support the DUE, PEF & Placement Hub teams to map annual allocation timetables for medical students and for each HEI to enable long term planning.
  • Work with partner HEI’s to reduce placement overlap and duplication.
  • Maximize placement use across the Trust and reduce last minute placement cancellations or emergency placement requests.


  • Working with placement managers to expand placement capacity & increase the number of educators available
  • Explore how new placement models such as CLiP, E-roster or Hub & Spoke models of student placements could be utilised to expand placement capacity
  • Support the development of E-roster to track and manage learner placements
  • Support the introduction of capacity as a daily number of learners rather than a weekly number of students.
  • Support the development of simulated or remote learning opportunities


  • Ensure communication channels are used appropriately to facilitate the flow of information between internal and external partners.
  • Share best practice relating to Quality Assurance and Interprofessional Learning across placement providers.
  • Produce regular progress reports to inform Education Quality monitoring.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times in conjunction with organisational IG policies.
  • Have an understanding of emotional intelligence and human factors and its impact within the health care setting: patients, clinicians, service providers and the wider team.

Personal development

  • Manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Maintain own knowledge and skills by making opportunities to participate in professional development activities.
  • Take responsibility for personal performance and recognise own development needs.
  • Participate in the agreed personal development, appraisal scheme.

 Health & Safety

  • To ensure a safe and pleasant environment for staff & learners to work.
  • To ensure a safe and pleasant environment for learning and development to take place.
  • To actively contribute to the management of risk and governance.
  • To ensure safe moving and handling of teaching equipment from venue to venue.

Equality & diversity

  • Ensure that equality and diversity issues are recognised, addressed in accordance with legislation and with local Trust and HEI policies and procedures.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Broad range of clinical experience
  • Experience of teaching, supervising and assessing healthcare students in the practice setting
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of having worked across professional and organisational boundaries


Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered Midwife
  • Academic qualification, to a minimum of degree level
  • Professionally recognized mentor & educator qualification (ENB 998, NU 3040, MSLAiP, Apple or ACE accreditation etc.)


Essential criteria
  • Ability to teach and facilitate in a variety of settings with different groups of staff
  • Able to plan, implement and evaluate education programmes
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Knowledge of different methods/ styles for teaching and learning
  • Microsoft office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access


Essential criteria
  • Ability to work without supervision and use own initiative
  • Ability to work flexibly and manage competing priorities
  • Consistently high attention to detail and quality of work
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds
  • Understanding of quality improvement methodology and outcome measurement
  • Ability to supervise staff on a day to day basis
  • Adaptable to meet differing learning styles/ preferences

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Andrew Keavey
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