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Practice Educator

Salary: Band 7 (£39,693 - £46,467)
Location: Stirling
Company: NHS Health Scotland
Contract type: Permanent
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Location: Hosted within NHS Forth Valley

Who We Are

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is a Special Health Board whose mission is to contribute to the highest quality of healthcare throughout NHS Scotland by promoting best practice in the education and life-long learning of all staff.

The core function of the NMAHP Directorate is to support the education, training and continuing professional development of nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, health and social care chaplains and their support workers. The Directorate is also responsible for providing education, training and workforce development across wider professional groups and disciplines, often in partnership with other agencies, to support key policy imperatives such as Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), dementia and health and social care integration.

What You’ll Do

A key part of NHS Education for Scotland’s Strategy 2019- 2024, is our ongoing commitment to supporting NHS Boards to ensure high quality learning and employment environments and the continuous learning and professional development of frontline nurses and midwives. We are offering a permanent opportunity to join the national network of Practice Educators. The Practice Educator will be employed by NHS Education for Scotland and will be hosted within NHS Forth Valley.

The Practice Educator is an integral role within NHSScotlands’ practice education infrastructure. The postholder will ensure access to learning and development resources directly relevant to clinical care closer to where nurses and midwives practice. We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated registered nurse or midwifery educator to provide visible and sustained educational leadership, working collaboratively across NHS Education for Scotland and the NHS Board. A key outcome for the post is to support the education and development of nurses and midwives across the NHS career framework, particularly focusing on levels 5 and 6 practitioners in care giving roles. As a Practice Educator, you will have access to the national network and regional support from your manager and peers.

What You’ll Bring

Joining a highly dynamic Directorate within NHS Education for Scotland you will educated to Masters level or equivalent, and have experience within an education, teaching or facilitation role. Expertise related to education is therefore a requirement for this post. You will be committed to multi-professional approaches to education and have a proven track record in negotiating, influencing and managing people. You should be able to demonstrate flexibility, high-level communication skills and a commitment to collaborative working across organisational boundaries. Some travel throughout Scotland will be required.

This post will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack which includes a copy of the Job Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service. Informal enquiries may be directed to

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date.

Closing date: *UPDATED 5th May 2021

Interview date: 17th May 2021- Monday

**** COVID-19 – Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely. If successful, you will also initially be working remotely in line with the guidance from the Scottish Government***​​​​​​​

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