Practice Development Assistant

Closing Date: 9th June 2022

Healthcare Assistant
(known as Practice Development Assistant)
£11,472 – £13,767 per annum ( pro rata of £18,865 – £22,639 per annum)
22.5 hours per week – Part Time permanent role

About us
Wigan and Leigh Hospice is a well-established charity which has been operating since 1983. We provide a wide range of palliative care services to people with advancing life-limiting illnesses of any diagnosis and to those people important to them. The support we offer is tailored to meet individuals’ physical, social, spiritual, and emotional needs.

About the team
The hospice award winning team formerly known as hospice in your care home is expanding to support more staff across primary, secondary, and tertiary care. The newly renamed Practice Development team are looking to appoint both full and part time roles within their education team as Practice Development Facilitators, Associate Practice Development Facilitators and Practice Development Assistants.

About the role
In the role of Healthcare Assistant (in the hospice this role is known as Practice Development Assistant) you will support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of programmes of palliative and end of life care education, both formal and opportunistic, under the supervision of senior team members. This is a great opportunity to role model your skills and experience whilst mentoring a variety of care staff within the hospital, community and care homes across the Borough.

You will gain experience of formal education delivery to small groups and via conference events, taking a lead on appropriate sessions with peers and developing meaningful teaching materials to promote engagement. There will be the opportunity to participate in hospice related research projects and audit activity under the supervision of the senior members of the team.

The successful candidate is required to hold an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent), have evidence of ‘on the job’ sharing of knowledge within the workplace, be IT literate as some education is delivered remotely using technology, have effective written and verbal communications skills, be a team player who can work autonomously whilst having a proactive approach to individuals needs.

The main base of work will be at the hospice, however regular travel to support staff in the hospital, community and care homes is required, therefore a full UK driving licence and access to a car insured for business use is essential.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates the hospice values, Compassion, Accessibility, Respect, Excellence. If you feel you could add value to our team, we would like to hear from you. If appointed, you will be joining a hospice which achieved Outstanding in the last CQC inspection.

A Disclosure and Barring Services Check (DBS) will be required.

What we offer
• Competitive rewards package including childcare voucher scheme if already enrolled and subsidised lunches.
• 21 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (pro-rata of 35 days if working part time).
• Pension scheme.
• Employee Assistance Programme.
• Free car parking; and
• Training and development opportunities.
Existing membership of the NHS pension scheme may be transferable to this post if contributions have been made within the last 12 months.

The available role
We have a role to fill working 22.5 hours per week. Our team typically work 9am-5pm Monday to Friday however flexibility is required to hold sessions/meetings outside these hours with prior agreement. Please state within your application the number of days/hours you are looking to work.

How to apply
Applicants should complete the application form at the bottom of this advert and return it with a supporting letter to hr@wlh.org.uk.

Closing Date: 9th June 2022

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