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Apprentice - Children's Services Engagement Officer


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Fixed Term for 2 years
37.5 hours per week
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£6843.76pa (£3.50 per hour Year 1 )
27/10/2017 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

“The Children’s Services Engagement Team are looking to recruit an Apprentice Children’s Services Engagement Officer.

The successful candidate will provide administrative support to the Children’s Services Engagement Lead and will help to carry out consultation work with young people and staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and at Blackpool Council Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Services.

Working as part of a team, you will be required to work 37.5 hours a week Monday-Friday. Due to the nature of the role, some flexibility of working hours will be required, occasionally working in the evening

We are looking for someone who is passionate about empowering children and young people to have their say in how public services care for them.

With an interest in child health and social care, you must have excellent communication skills and be confident in communicating with young people of all ages and abilities.”

An initial assessment will be completed before interviews to ascertain what Level Numeracy, Literacy and ICT you are currently working at to ensure you are eligible to undertake an apprentice programme.
As part of the Apprenticeship you will be expected to undertake an Apprenticeship qualification.
Due to the current Government eligibility criteria for Government funded apprenticeship schemes, we are currently only able to accept applications from candidates who have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years, and who are not already in any form of Government funded education.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Becci Addey on 01253 956652 for an informal chat about the post

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957944