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Learning Advisor

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Education Training and Development
NHS AfC: Band 3
Fixed term: 12 months (Secondment option)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata
Salary period
09/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

The Education Training and Development Team has an exciting opportunity for a Learning Advisor to join our dynamic and innovative team to provide learning advice and support to the UHMB workforce. We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic individuals who have a good knowledge of IT and the ability to learn new systems quickly, in order to provide support in a classroom setting or 'at the elbow' guidance where needed.

Main duties of the job

Duties can include but are not limited to: Working alongside the Trainers to deliver training and support to UHMB FT staff and Clinical System users working with established lesson plans and training guides. To support learners by providing information, advice and guidance prior to and at any time throughout their learning programme. To signpost learners to relevant training requirement and assist in the booking process. This role requires a confident, organised and flexible individual to manage the training bookings and provide support to learners when needed. Training and support will be provided for the successful applicant.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Good general standard of education
Desirable criteria
  • European Computer Driving License or equivalent Level 2 IT skills qualification


Essential criteria
  • Experienced Lorenzo User
  • Previous experience of supporting learners
  • Experience of working effectively on own and as a part of a team
  • Experience of offering information, guidance and support
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in a training environment
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Higgs
Job title
Education Training and Development Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 44312