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Who We Are
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is a national special health board that works in partnership with our stakeholders to provide education, training and workforce development for those who work in and with NHSScotland. Our aim is to improve health and care through education. We have a Scotland-wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development, we prepare professionals for practice in psychology, pharmacy, optometry and healthcare science and we provide educational development for the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions, healthcare chaplains, healthcare support workers and managers
What You'll Do
We are looking to appoint a Principal Educator to support the NES contribution to supporting cross sector workforce development in relation to: Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Dementia. This will be delivered through specific programmes of activity, embedding skills, models and approaches consistent with existing NMAHP Directorate activity, wider cross NES Directorate programmes of work, and will also involve working across the social care and wider public sector.
These will include but will not be limited to:
• Working strategically in partnership with several key stakeholders to develop, deliver and support a portfolio of education and workforce development activities across health and social care, related to Dementia, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, and wider NMAHP workforce development activities.
• Designing, delivering and evaluating a range of innovative educational solutions to support workforce development.
• Developing and nurturing strong partnerships and working relationships with a range of stakeholders across the health and the social care sectors.
• Supporting multi-professional and inter-agency approaches to learning and workforce development across the health and social care.
• Using high level communication, influencing and relationship skills to shape and articulate NES's contribution to workforce learning and development
What You'll Bring
• Educated to Masters degree
• A Postgraduate qualification in Education
• Registered health or social care professional
• Significant expertise and experience working within education related to health and social care workforce development.
• Sophisticated knowledge of the relevant policy and legislative context and an ability to work at a strategic influencing level.
• Subject expertise in the key areas of this post.
• Proven track record in supporting workforce development, service delivery and service and quality improvement across health or social care.
• Excellent facilitation skills and extensive experience using range of approaches across health and social care, including technology enhanced learning.
• A commitment to promoting Human Rights, addressing health inequalities and enhancing the participation of stakeholders.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by Susanne Forrest, Head of Programme at
If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the Job Information Pack.
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours. CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date: 8th February 2021
Interview date: 24th February 2021