General Practice Nursing Lead

  • Job Reference: 00001171-1
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2020
  • Recruiter: GP First Ltd
  • Location: Staffordshire Training Hub
  • Salary: £45,753
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary is pro rata and will be based on 15 hours per week
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Staffordshire Training Hub


General Practice Nursing Lead


Stafford / Home-based


15 hours per week


£45,753 (pro-rata)

Contract Type

Fixed term 2 Years

The Role

This is a new and exciting role in the Staffordshire Training Hub to lead and represent General Practices Nurses (GPN) in their education and development across Staffordshire

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated GPN who enjoys working autonomously and is driven to deliver results. You will need to thrive on juggling multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment. With unstinting attention to detail and a commitment to high quality delivery, every time, you will work with stakeholders across the Staffordshire STP area to get things done.

This role will directly shape and influence the work that is currently underway across education and workforce development through the Staffordshire Training Hub, leading delivery of the General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan. This role will also provide key senior clinical leadership for the forthcoming GPN New to Practice and Fellowship programmes, as well as other upcoming development work.

This role would suit candidates who are looking for a new challenge within professional leadership and have a keen interest in education and NHS workforce development. If you have the aptitude to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing landscape, within a collaborative and supportive environment, we look forward to hearing from you.


Management & Leadership:

  • Across Staffordshire, lead the GPN workforce agenda within the context of national policy and deliver a wide range of objectives aligned to the workforce transformation priorities as defined by Health Education England in collaboration with local system colleagues.
  • To provide senior GPN leadership for an assigned portfolio of GPN Ten Point Plan work programmes coordinating and ensuring timely programme delivery.
  • To provide senior clinical leadership for the development and delivery of the new to practice programme.
  • Significantly contribute to quality improvement of education and training; managing the quality of the learning environments, expanding pre-reg placements, work experience and supervision/assessment in primary and community care.
  • Learn, capture, adopt and share innovation across the health system.
  • Promote positive behaviours (partnership working, whole system understanding, patient centred care, population health focus, etc.) and a supportive, team-working culture, ‘setting the tone’ for the wider team.
  • GPN workforce ‘subject matter expert’ for external stakeholders, leading delivery of GPN workforce transformation locally.

Communications and Relationships:

  • Develop and contribute to effective communications between stakeholders across Staffordshire STP, HEE primary care school, PCNs, Arm’s Length Bodies, Education Providers, professional bodies and other key partners to drive the delivery of the policy and strategy across the region, and to ensure the delivery of the agreed outcomes within the timescales
  • Build strong, trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support delivery of valued projects that achieve for the GPN workforce
  • Prioritise quick wins to help tackle Primary Care challenges in the short term, working in partnership where appropriate

Other Duties:

  • Work within the wider Training Hub team to actively develop collaborative working relationships with practices and PCNs
  • Actively seek out Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities to develop your skills in the role.

The exact nature of other activities will vary depending on what is planned each year, ad hoc requirements, timing and resources.

About Training Hubs

Training Hubs are accountable to Health Education England and nationally have evolved and changed since they started to form a number of years ago. Training Hubs have been acknowledged for the role that they have played in responding to local future workforce needs. With the Long Term Plan, there is a new, larger role for Training Hubs to play to support Primary and Community care.

With a significant investment in Training Hubs, their existing functions will be built on to provide consistent national wide offer to include:

  1. Further development and expansion of placement capacity to create innovative and high quality clinical placements for all learners to meet the workforce needs of “the place” in line with the Long Term Plan: thus, maximising the effective use of educational resources across the network.
  2. In addition to the continuation of the role in supporting understanding of workforce planning, assisting in the co-ordination and realisation of the health and social care workforce across the STP system.
  3. Support recruitment of the primary care workforce through:
    1. Developing, expanding and enhancing recruitment of multi-professional educators together with developing their capabilities to support the delivery of high-quality clinical learning placements and high-quality teaching and learning environments.
    2. Supporting the development and realisation of educational programmes to develop the primary/ community care workforce at scale to address identified population health needs, support service re-design and the delivery of integrated care (through, for example, rotational placements and integrated educational programmes of learning).
  4. Enable, support and embed “new roles” within primary care.
  5. Supporting the retention of the primary care workforce across all key transitions including promoting primary care as an employment destination to students, through schools and Higher Education Institutions.
  6. Enable both workforce planning intentions and placement co-ordination through the active management of clinical placement tariffs – moving towards “place-based tariffs”.

Important Information for Candidates

Although usually office based, the current situation regarding Covid-19 means the role will initially be home-based. This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with national guidance regarding the wider response to the pandemic. As and when Business as Usual is restored, the role will involve visiting clinical and non-clinical areas across Staffordshire, including but not limited to local general practices, hospitals, offices, and Higher Education Institutions.








  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant of the register



  • Honours degree in health-related subject



  • Nurse education / mentoring qualification



  • Educated to postgraduate level or equivalent level of knowledge of working at a similar level in specialist area



  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or equivalent



  • Evidence of working across organisations with system level understanding



  • Evidence of good personal continued professional development



  • Examples of stakeholder liaison and communication in complex and changing environments



  • Ability to analyse and interpret data for decision making and quality improvements



  • Ability to write reports and papers for influencing senior leaders



  • Previous experience of working in a workforce development role



  • Post-graduate degree in Management Studies or equivalent experience



  • Other relevant short courses that demonstrate CPD in the specialist area of learning and Development