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Job overview

Education is a crucial enabler to the future of the NHS. This post will support the relationship between the Hammersmith and Fulham Training Hub and the Primary Care Networks.

Within this role you will have the opportunity to support the Training Hub and Primary Care Networks by ensuring there is a focus on quality in the delivery of training and education for the nursing family in primary care; acting as a champion and providing visible leadership to support the delivery strategies of the NHS Long Term Plan and Local Strategies.

As a Nurse Educator you will represent the general practice nursing workforce and be a link with the Training Hub Team for engagement, awareness, training needs, recruitment and supporting career development.

Please provide an updated CV if you are successful for interview on 3rd February 2021. Time to be confirmed closer to the date.


Main duties of the job

As part of this role, your key deliverables will include:

Support in the development, support and embedding of new roles across Hammersmith and Fulham.

Establishing placements for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Implementation of clinical and support role of clinical apprenticeships in General Practice and within PCNs.

Co-ordination, commissioning and quality management of the education and training provision in the local system including CPD.

Ensuring multi-professional education and development opportunities are optimised across the North West London system, including supporting the development of multidisciplinary training practices.

As a registered nurse you will possess knowledge of the professional standards and an understanding of primary care, the primary care workforce and the primary care stakeholder organisations (e.g., HEE, STP, Federations, CCGs & PCNs).

For full list of key deliverables please refer to accompanying documents.


About us

The GP Federation is an umbrella organization affiliated with the 29 GP practices in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The Hammersmith and Fulham GP Federation is committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of our employment practice and service delivery in line with CQC regulations. All employees are expected to understand and respect this commitment and work with us to promote equality and diversity in the course of their work.

All employees are required to have the appropriate level of English language competence to enable them to effectively carry out their role, deliver safe care and enhance the patient experience.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The GP Federation is an umbrella organization affiliated with the 29 GP practices in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Education is a crucial enabler to the future of the NHS. This post will support the relationship between the Hammersmith and Fulham Training Hub and the 5 Primary Care Networks within its geographical footprint.

Within this role you will have the opportunity to support the Hammersmith and Fulham Training Hub and the Primary Care Networks by ensuring there is a focus on training and development of the Primary Care Nursing workforce. Acting as a champion and providing visible leadership you will support the implementation and delivery of local and national strategies.

The post holder will work in partnership with the Primary Care Networks(PCNs), Health Education England (HEE) and the wider stakeholders to develop, coordinate and support a high quality learning experience. Primary Care experience required for this role.


Person Specification



  • Understanding of current issues in nursing particularly in General Practice AND Primary Care.
  • Understanding of equal opportunities policy and how it affects staff and service users
  • Knowledge of current education systems and processes relating to General Practice and/or social care settings
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance framework including clinical risk management
  • Credible clinical background, demonstrating excellent clinical decision-making skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Evidence of effective team working
  • Recent experience in facilitation and teaching in practice
  • Proficient in computer skills including:
  • Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for:
  • Teaching and presentations
  • Report writing
  • Record Keeping
  • Financial reporting
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Communication skills experience of receiving complex information and presenting sensitive or contentious information to large groups
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to establish professional credibility with a wide range of professionals.
  • Adaptable, creative, flexible person who can work independently


  • Knowledge and understanding of change management principles




  • Significant recent practice nursing experience.
  • Recent experience of teaching and mentoring a Nurse or Health Care support worker within primary and community care.
  • Recent evidence of leading on development/implementation of mentorship/education practice programmes.
  • Recent experience of mentorship.


  • Experience of supporting Nurses accessing and attending accredited University courses.
  • Evidence of design and delivery of education and teaching programmes.
  • Demonstration of leading/significant involvement in change management in a clinical setting.
  • Experience of effectively influencing clinical practice in General Practice and/or social care settings.
  • Evidence of evaluation, audit of research related to General Practice and/or social care.




  • Refer to your Person Specification and Job Description for a further role responsibilities.
  • Working closely with other workforce, primary care and PCNs, you will be passionate and knowledgeable about primary care, and the nurses working within it. You will be an encouraging and dynamic leader keen to be pro-active and engage with others. You will be an excellent communicator, able to liaise between the team, your peers and others at all levels of the primary care arena.
  • Valid professional registration.
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development.
  • Registered and experienced.
  • mentor/Assessor or Supervisor.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Relevant post graduate qualification .
  • Evidence of continued professional development.


  • Please refer to the attached Job Description


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).


Employer name

Hammersmith & Fulham GP Federation


For help with your application, contact:

Vicki Newport



Supporting documents

Training Hub Nurse Educator HF Jan-2021


To view more details on the NHS jobs website click HERE.


The closing date is 26 January 2021

Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) GP Federation have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and highly motivated Primary Care Development Manager to join the H&F South and Central Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in the London Borough of Hammersmith& Fulham, supporting practices to deliver their network plans. South PCN comprises eight practices covering a population of 56,000 patients, while Central PCN comprises five practices covering a population of 33,000 patients.

The PCNs are enhancing their collaborative working approach across practices, including the recruitment of a new workforce under the new Network Direct Enhanced Services (DES) Contract. PCNs are the local delivery units for the NHS Long Term Plan and have been created with the intent of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and experience of care in defined geographical areas.


Main duties of the job

This role is pivotal in further developing the progressive work of the PCNs, and we are seeking someone who can work effectively in translating PCN plans into reality. If you have a can-do attitude and are excited about working within primary care to deliver a joined-up approach to care, we would love to hear from you.


Overview of your organisation 

The employment of the role is hosted by the H&F GP Federation, an umbrella organisation with all 29 practices within the borough at its heart. You will work closely with the Clinical Directors and be embedded within practices to facilitate delivery of primary care at scale.


Job Description

Ensure member practices are adequately supported and that projects are effectively managed to completion. This work will include reporting on specific milestones and outcomes. Possess good analytical skills and numeracy, knowledge of the NHS from both commissioning and provider perspectives, including an understanding of the process to implement and monitor the delivery of pathways of care.

Manage the operations, resources and performance of all relevant contracts.

Support practices and the PCNs in delivering high quality, patient-centred services.

Actively promote practice collaboration in delivering services at scale and support sharing of best practice across fellow PCN Members and other PCNs.

Work within the Federation and directly with the GPs/PCNs as a collective to ensure a communicative culture to build and strengthen working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and commissioners.

Prepare robust project plans and business cases, identifying resources, timescales and budget. Measure progress against the plans, mitigating risks and providing regular reports and assurance to the Federation.

Ensure there are robust systems and processes in place for the PCNs to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Provide information to members of the network on project and statistical information matters.

Lead on the development of Network-wide PPGs working with key stakeholders to ensure the continual delivery and engagement for practices and their patients.

Identify and support in the delivery of training needs for PCNs and their Members.

Supporting PCN Clinical Directors and their Members in the development of PCN reconfiguration and subsequent implementation.

Provide cover to Federation colleagues (where necessary) during sickness and annual leave.


Person specification



Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience of working within primary care Evidence of Continuous Professional Development


Management Qualification desirable




Experience of strategy development and implementation. Experience of primary care and preferably general practice either from time spent working in General Practice or time working to commission General Practice. Experience of working in an NHS organisation, commissioning and/or providing services. Evidence of leading and implementing change/innovation. Ability to lead on the development of business cases, and tender responses. Experience of establishing and implementing systems for recording and monitoring operational performance. Operational management of multi-disciplinary groups of staff. Experience of project management including budget management and HR deployment and tasking within projects. Experience of planning, measuring and reporting on project progress. Political acumen and ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships. Ability to influence and build good working relationships. An understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy in London and the challenges posed. 


Communication skills  


Excellent communication skills, able to communicate to a range of stakeholders Negotiating and influencing with impact verbally and in writing. Able to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information. Negotiating with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and presenting complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups Evidence of strong communication and engagement skills with a wide variety of individuals Proven presentation, influencing and communication planning skills.




High level analytical skills and the ability to draw qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources and present in a clear concise manner. Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options. High level critical thinking skills with the ability to respond to changing demands swiftly. Demonstrates sound judgement in the absence of clear guidelines or precedent, seeking advice as necessary. Strategic thinker ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise Experience in analysing, interpreting and presenting highly complex data. Assessing risk and planning mitigation.




Systematic approach to problem solving. Managing a budget. Managing time and prioritising in a pressured environment. Broad IT proficiency: computer literate Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook. Flexibility to respond in a dynamic, semi- structured environment. Self-motivated and able to prioritise, manage and deliver to timetable. Customer focused, while maintaining robust adherence to the agreed control framework. Ambitious and hardworking. Creative and open-minded problem-solver.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



Contact: Helen Poole

Supporting documents

Closing date: 25/01/2021

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If you are interested in this role and wish to apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter to by Friday, 12th February.

In your covering letter we are interested in you demonstrating how you meet the person specification.


To see more details about job and person specification and key responsibilities click HERE.