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Senior Workforce Development Officer

Band 7

Main area
317 System Leadership Programme
Grade
Band 7
Contract
20 months (Fixed Term until 31st March 2024)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-21-020
Site
Freeman Hospital
Town
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
06/07/2022

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.

Job overview

This is an exciting time to join our Leadership and Organisational Development Team, here at Newcastle Hospitals, as we learn and grow through a significant period of change.

We are looking for an experienced developer of people from a background within Learning & Development or Organisational Development (OD) who has expert knowledge in the field of Leadership Development. You will be a highly motivated individual with the ability to think and act strategically and adapt to an ever evolving complex system.

  • Interview Date: 6th July 2022
  • 37 hours, 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Leads the development, delivery and evaluation of Learning to Lead Together and associated programmes of work across the partnership.

To provide specialist knowledge and expertise to programmes of change for Collaborative Newcastle partnerships, designed to deliver gains within a cultural context of delivering excellence in education and continuous improvement.

Participate as a senior member of the team in a range of workforce development CPD activities.  Inform strategies, policies and procedures relating to training and staff development, taking into account Collaborative Newcastle partnership working, related HR policies, conditions of service, and legislation as required for area of responsibility.

Occasionally manage and coordinate project teams in agreed workforce development activities/interventions as part of the collaborative including (but not limited to) facilitators, partners, external providers, and contractors.

Develop a range of learning interventions and options to meet core-learning needs (e.g., e learning; workbooks).

Pursue opportunities for sharing resources and income generation etc. with external agencies (e.g., training providers, other system partners.

Maximise the resources available for individual learning development by ensuring bids for internal and external funding are made are followed through and by working in partnership with other organisations and educational institutions.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Hosted by Newcastle Hospitals and working as a member of the Trust Education and Workforce Development Team, the postholders primary purpose, on behalf of Newcastle Joint Delivery Group, is to lead on the development, delivery and evaluation of the place based Learning to Lead Together initiative which is supporting development of system stewardship/leadership within and across Newcastle. This will including provision of a range of additional, supporting development interventions for the continuing development of system leadership.
  • As a member of the Education and Workforce Development service provide high quality, responsive education and development activity and support, to meet organisational objectives.
  • To be responsible for the delivery of a professional and specialist Organisation Improvement service to meet the developing collaborative workstream needs including the design and delivery of learning and development interventions to support the Collaborative Newcastle partnerships.
  • This includes delivery of proactive, responsive OD and transformation programmes and system wide workforce development activity, based upon organisational and service needs.
  • Ensuring that all programmes and interventions including partnership programmes are in line with the CQC Well-Led Framework and Developing People - supporting the Trust with succession planning and talent management.
  • Day to day management of support staff for this partnership work.
  • Take an organisational lead role for specific development initiatives, projects & programmes aligned to Collaborative Newcastle partnerships which will include, but not exclusively, Newcastle Hospitals Trust priorities.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of the Trust Workforce Strategy and associated action plan, with clear alignment to Collaborative Newcastle workstreams. This will include developing the approach to commercialising Learning to Lead Together programme.
  • Provide mentorship to colleagues in teaching, learning, assessment, feedback and training needs analysis activity.

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.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • High standard of general education, excellent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Recognised training or teaching qualification or working towards
Desirable criteria
  • Management or leadership qualification
  • Post graduate education in health, management or education related subject area
  • Teaching/training experience in an acute health setting
  • CIPD membership

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Specialist knowledge and skills at Masters level, ideally within an Education & Training or Organisational Development related field
  • Experienced in field of leadership development with supporting expert knowledge
  • Considerable experience in a training/education role, with experience of designing, delivering and evaluating programmes/development of interventions for multi professional staff at a range of levels including senior staff groups
  • Experience of engaging and working collaboratively with multi-professional colleagues across the organisation and across systems at all levels
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current issues in Health & Care
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and professional learning theory and practice
  • Understanding of training needs analysis processes and training planning at departmental and organisational level
  • Experience of design and delivery of assessment of learning processes and meeting associated quality assurance requirements: experience of leading multiple work streams to successful completion, experience of performance management and preparation for inspection by external professional regulatory bodies, experience in design, delivery and evaluation of statutory and mandatory training, understanding of training needs analysis processes and training planning at departmental and organisational level
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of anti-discriminatory practice
  • Knowledge of workforce development related programme subject areas e.g., leadership and management, people development, clinical skills, equality and diversity
  • Experience of managing projects/education developments
  • Think and act strategically to ensure that training plans properly enhance and reflect the organisational business plans
  • Experience of programme validation
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Managing a team
  • Evidence of understanding of Trust Business, Experience of working in the Trust previously
  • Experience of budget management

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications maximising the use of technology in delivery methods
  • Effective, high quality interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse learner needs and organisational change
  • Self-directed and ability to meet deadlines
Desirable criteria
  • Effective influencing and networking skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Joanne Reay
Job title
Workforce Development Manager
Email address
joanne.reay1@nhs.net
Telephone number
01912139076