Our Healthier Together team is growing - latest job vacancies

Over the coming months our Healthier Together team will be expanding slightly and we are currently recruiting to a number of positions. Full job descriptions and details of how to apply are available on the NHS Jobs website or via the direct links below:

Healthier Together Academy Project Manager (full time, permanent position) – closing date 19 September, interview date 8 October

Healthier Together Programme Manager (full time, permanent position) – closing date 19 September, interview date 9 October

Healthier Together Project Officer (full time, permanent position) – closing date 19 September, interview date 7 October


We are recruiting!

We are currently recruiting to a number of positions within the Healthier Together team. Full job descriptions and details of how to apply are available on the NHS Jobs website or via the direct links below:

Healthier Together System Transformation Lead (full time, permanent position) – closing date 8 September, interview date 19 September

Healthier Together Communications & Engagement Lead (full time, 12 months maternity cover) – closing date 3 September, interview date 12 September

Healthier Together Programme Administrator (full time, permanent position) – closing date 2 September, interview date 12 September

Over the coming months our Healthier Together team will be expanding slightly. Links to the job adverts will be posted on our website as and when they go live.


Nurses starting their apprenticeship at UWE

New apprenticeship courses in full swing

 

Nurses starting their apprenticeship at UWE
Nurses starting their apprenticeship at UWE

37 health and social care staff from across BNSSG have embarked on our new apprenticeship programmes in recent months.

15 local health care support workers have taken the first step to becoming registered nurses by beginning their two year Nursing Associate apprenticeship at the University of the West of England. The foundation degree course, which leads to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration, will help trainees carry out vital roles within our organisations to support existing registered nurses.

A further 22 staff from nursing and allied health roles have also begun a two year master’s degree to develop their advanced practice. This will help staff with career development opportunities and the ability to take on higher levels of responsibility. This is part of an ambitious Healthier Together project to train over 100 Advanced Clinical Practitioners in the next three years.

Jane Bennett, Director of Nursing at Avon Local Medical Committee, who has been instrumental in coordinating the apprenticeship approach for primary care in the region, said: “Advanced Care Practitioners are a vital part of the primary care team. They improve access to services for patients and are proven to provide safe and effective care.”

Developed and funded through the Healthier Together partnership, these apprenticeship opportunities are just the start of plans to help support and develop our local workforce. You can find out more about local health and care apprenticeship opportunities on our Apprenticeships page


Blaze a trail with an apprenticeship!

Health and social care organisations are hosting a number of events across the area in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March 2019).

Further details are now live on our recently published Healthier Together apprenticeships page. Take a look to find out more about drop in events happening across the area and to read case studies from local people that are working in health and care apprenticeship roles.

There are also links to our partner websites detailing apprenticeship opportunities with 14 different organisations within the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.