Non Clinical - Allied Health Professions Lead - Workforce

  • Department Corporate Nursing - People and Education Team
  • Salary £47,126.00 – £53,219 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/12/2021
  • Location The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-APL-959
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment: 6 months (due to short term funding)
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview


The Allied Health Professions Lead - Workforce will join the existing AHP Professional leads in being responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of standards across the AHP's which supports professional leadership, competence, capacity, and standards of conduct to ensure high quality and safe patient care.  The team include: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics, Diagnostic Radiography, Operating Department practitioners, Orthoptists.

The main purpose and focus of the role will be to ensure the development of an AHP strategic workforce plan and to establish initiatives within the organisation to support workforce priorities across the Allied Health Professions. the AHP Workforce Lead will actively engage with the Shropshire Telford & Wrekin AHP Faculty to ensure that plans are aligned across the ICS.


Main duties of the job


To produce an 18-month SaTH  AHP strategic workforce strategy (2021-2023) that builds workforce supply across all the AHP professions by 22 April 2022 and devise an implementation plan for the next 3-5 years aligned to the strategy and the STW ICS AHP Workforce requirements.

Provide workforce intelligence to inform AHP workforce strategic planning and associated action plans at ICS/faculty and regional level.

Work with ICS to contribute to regional implementation plan for a Regional AHP supply and demand dashboard or equivalent that will include ICS self-service access.


Working for our organisation


Our hospitals are based in Shropshire and just 20 minutes drive apart. Shropshire is a wonderful place to live. Shrewsbury, in particular, has recently been named as one of the top places to live in the country in the Sunday Time Best Places to Live Guide. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone.


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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