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Clinical Education Lead

Salary: £43,742 - £50,056 per annum + Generous holidays, Pension
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Winsley, Wiltshire
Posted date: Friday 17 May 2024
Closing date: Friday 07 June 2024
Start date: ASAP
Applications for this vacancy have now closed

Dorothy House is a leading hospice care provider dedicated to offering compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life care. Our Education Team is integral in ensuring our staff receive the highest quality training and support.

We are currently seeking a Clinical Education Lead to join our team and contribute to our mission of providing exceptional care. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in enhancing the skills and knowledge of our workforce, ensuring our care remains at the forefront of best practices in palliative and end-of-life care.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVLEOPMENT LEAD | Band 7 £43,742 - £50,056 Per Annum, pro rata

As our Clinical Education Lead, you will spearhead educational initiatives and support the development of our multidisciplinary clinical teams. This role involves researching, developing, and delivering a range of educational projects and training programs tailored to meet the needs of our staff, including Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and our non-registered work force.

The duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Educational Project Development: Research, develop, and implement educational projects aligned with the goals of the Education Team.
  • Learning Opportunities: Collaborate with departmental clinical managers to create and enhance learning opportunities for staff and volunteers.
  • Program Design and Evaluation: Lead the design, provision, and evaluation of essential role and clinical skills programs to support the delivery needs across all clinical teams and services.
  • Training Events: Devise, deliver, and evaluate a range of education and training events, both internally and externally, using diverse teaching and learning approaches.
  • HEI Program Management: Oversee the planning, delivery, and evaluation of Higher Education Institution (HEI) contracted programs for End of Life and Palliative Care. Contributing also to the teaching and assessment of students.
  • Policy Development: Identify and support the creation of educational and learning strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure they are current and responsive to staff needs and patient care requirements.
  • Mentor Support: Implement sustainable support and supervision systems for mentors and supervisors, ensuring the supervision policy is effectively embedded into practice.

See our full detailed Job Description on our website for more information.


This role is a Part Time position. Working 22.5 hours a week.


Essential requirements:

  • Registered Nurse with an academic qualification in relevant subject to Masters level or above
  • PG Cert in education (or willingness to achieve)
  • Current clinical experience in Palliative, cancer care and/or End of Life
  • Excellent in-depth knowledge of end of life/palliative care practice
  • Experience of designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning activities.
  • Experience of teaching a range of health and social care practitioners, including both non-registered and registered staff.
  • Sound knowledge of teaching and learning approaches.
  • Ability to present to large groups of peoples e.g. Induction, internal/external programmes of learning.
  • Have an understanding of diverse learning needs and to be able to adapt to meet different learning styles.

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of using a range of audio visual equipment and digital learning platforms to support teaching activity.
  • Experience of supporting and mentoring learners/students through modules/programmes of study.
  • Able to facilitate both face:face and online learning.


Dorothy House is an incredible place to work, these are just a few of our benefits that we offer to our staff:

  • Generous holiday allowance for all roles, increasing with length of service
  • Fantastic refer a friend scheme
  • Excellent industry leading training and development programmes with many career development opportunities
  • Pension with Life Assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Counselling and Mindful Employer Charter - providing our staff with information, advice and support for those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental health conditions.
  • Simply Health - Providing insurance against certain everyday healthcare costs such as dental and optical treatments.

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we'd love to see your application.

Please note that our vacancies can close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. We therefore encourage early submission of your application.


Interviews for this role will be held mid-June.

Required skills for this position

At Dorothy House, the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity are central to our work as an outstanding care provider and employer. They are inherent in our values where we care, we connect and we create. We recognise the diversity of the people who deliver our services and the people who receive them. We believe that by building a diverse workforce, underpinned by a culture of respect, we will create an environment where everyone will have access to receive outstanding care and support from Dorothy House, regardless of characteristic.

Our 2021 Services Review identified how we need to work differently to achieve our strategic mission to ensure that “everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care” and has presented us with an opportunity to improve on the “community development” work of the past and engage differently with our communities for the benefit of our patients, carers and families. Put another way, this is our moment ‘to do things differently’ and we are embracing this through Asset Based Community Development. We expect all staff to embrace this strategy and we will provide training accordingly.

What happens next

Step 1

Your application will be processed. One of the team from Dorothy House may contact you to discuss your application further

Step 2

If selected, you will be invited to attend an interview

Step 3

We will keep you informed of the progress of your application throughout the selection process

Elaine Kynaston - healthcare professional talking with patient
Every day is different and challenging, and I feel privileged to be let into the lives and homes of our patients

Elaine Kynaston, Dorothy House carer

Dorothy House is at the end of a phone whenever you need advice or reassurance. There’s just something about all the staff – they’re so approachable.

Angela Selman, DH patient, 2022

I was a Hospice at Home carer for thirty years. I think we all feel privileged to do it. It’s an honour to be with people at the very end of life.

Maggie Matthews, Dorothy House carer

I cannot put into words what a difference your carers made at such a dark time, and I will always be truly grateful.

Family of a patient, 2021

Anyone who works for Dorothy House is passionate about what we do. We’re like a family –we agree on our values and our mission and that comes through more than anything

Sue Spanswick, Dorothy House carer

It sounds a cliché, but every day really is totally different and I get to work with some amazing people

Debbie Russell, Mobile Deputy Shop Manager

I really wanted to work for Dorothy house after seeing first-hand the quality of care they provided. I applied for hospice at home carer role, and was thrilled to be offered a position.

Julia Harper, Dorothy House carer

My role at Dorothy House feels more meaningful than any of my previous corporate experience. Things here really matter, and it is so rewarding playing my part in helping us be there for patients and families

Rhiannon Eveleigh, Corporate Communications, 2022

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