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Education Training and Development Lead - Norfolk or Suffolk

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Norwich, Norfolk
£54,764 - £63,862 per annum (AFC band 8B)
Closing date
21 Jul 2022
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Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a clinically credible nurse who wants to be instrumental in shaping, developing and implementing the direction of NSFT's training and education strategy.

You'll be working to the deputy Chief Nurse and as part of the training and development team, leading on the development, facilitation and management of the Trust's Clinical Induction alongside a range of internal ongoing development programmes for all staff. You will design and develop workforce training programmes based on a comprehensive training needs analysis and in response to local need. You will be working directly with leaders, teams and individuals to create a culture where learning is considered absolutely fundamental to improvement and the development of a compassionate, informed, resourceful and responsive workforce.

The primary location for this role is Norwich, Norfolk - although we can be flexible across our Norfolk and Suffolk bases for the right candidate.

If you're passionate about training and education and are seeking a new challenge, we would love to hear from you!


Main duties of the job


Innovative, creative, curious and collaborative; you will have a range of skills which enable and inspire whilst being underpinned by excellent communication, organisation, engagement and facilitation skills.

You will have the ability to bring learning to life, to enthuse, to create opportunities for reflection and critical thinking with an absolute commitment to ensuring NSFT is a learning organisation.

You will be open to exploring new ways of working, new roles which challenge traditional thinking and boundaries, developing strategies to support this whilst  gaining support from system partners.

NSFT prides ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

You will have access to an excellent support package which will include coaching mentoring , supervision, reflection and your own personal development programme pathway.


Working for our organisation


Why work for us? We are an improving Trust, with ambitious aspirations and pushing ahead with exciting transformation work. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you’ll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We’re an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too. 

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Up to 307 hours holiday entitlement (subject to length of service)
  • FREE physio service
  • FREE Yoga and Pilates
  • Cycle scheme tax-free bikes and accessories
  • Support with revalidation
  • Post graduate training opportunities


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to main job description for a list of full responsibilities and essential criteria. 

We would welcome a conversation with any interested applicants which might include a visit to the Trust.  Please contact Mike Seaman on the details below.



“I am proud to work with some absolutely fantastic patients, as well as many dedicated, caring and compassionate nursing colleagues.” – Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Mental health nursing is an incredibly privileged and rewarding career which brings with it the chance to make a huge difference to people’s lives. 

To provide the absolute best care you need to be supported in your career, you need to be given the opportunity to be listened to and have your opinion values. 

Our Trust vales of Positively, Respectfully and Together sum up perfectly what our roles encompasses. 

You will need to be enthusiastic and conscientious and do everything you can to provide the best care to our service users. We are looking for nurses who display compassion, empathy and sensitivity in their approach to people who may be distressed or have a challenging manner.

“We are expecting ambitious people to apply for our roles and will support any continued academic learning.” – Mike Seaman, Deputy Chief Nurse

We have Specialist Nurses, Nurse Consultant and Nurse Prescribers as well as Matrons and Practice Education Facilitators.  We employ Mental Health Nurses and also Registered Nurses who have physical health skills but an interest and passion for Mental Health Nursing.

Our nursing teams are compliments by a wide variety of roles such as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers as well as Psychologists.  All play a vital role and are valued members of our teams.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk?

Norfolk and Suffolk are some of the safest places to live in the UK with low crime rates, making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

Big blue skies - The beautiful countryside and coastline is quickly and easily accessible from anywhere in Norfolk and Suffolk. Norfolk county is home to the world-famous Norfolk Broads, a National Park with more than 125 miles of man-made, lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside, and home to picturesque towns and villages.   Suffolk is a county filled with natural beauty, bordered by 50 miles of glorious coastline and topped with breathtaking skies. It's full of charming villages and medieval towns and is the home of Constable Country.

For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport.

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