Principal Educator - Trauma
Agenda for Change 8b £48,989 - £60,563 (pro rata)
1.7 WTE available (full and part time options will be considered)
Temporary to March 2019 (this may be extended).
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Psychology Directorate within NHS Education for Scotland. Following on from the publication of the NES/ Scottish Government (2017) Transforming Psychological Trauma: Knowledge and Skills for the Scottish Workforce, we are seeking experienced and highly motivated practitioners to deliver a portfolio of national educational initiatives focussed on supporting implementation of the framework.
The successful applicant will be an innovative and highly motivated health or social service practitioner (qualified to Masters level or equivalent) and have significant experience of clinical practice in the field of working with survivors of abuse and trauma, teaching / training, research, facilitation and working in a healthcare / social care/ education environment. The post provides an opportunity for practitioners to take a leading role in a programme of work at national level, supporting the training of staff working with survivors of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in a variety of contexts. Excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills are essential, as is engagement in partnership working with a range of stakeholders. In addition, the post-holder will be committed to multi-professional and inter-agency approaches to education and healthcare, and will be able to demonstrate flexibility and high-level diplomacy skills.
The base for the post may be negotiable but is important to note that it will be necessary for the successful applicant to attend a significant number of meetings in Edinburgh. The post will require travel throughout Scotland, and occasionally to other UK countries.
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 Description, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.
This post is available as a fixed term contract or as a secondment opportunity and will full and part time options available. Please express preference in the Personal Statement section of the application form and for secondments you should obtain agreement in principle from your employer prior to interview
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.
Applications must be made online via our website. CVs will not be accepted