Do you want a rewarding opportunity that makes the most of your experience?
Do you want to inspire the next generation newly qualified Registered Nurses?
Legacy Nursing Mentors are experienced nurses, usually in late career, who provide coaching, mentoring and pastoral support to nurses/nursing associates who are at the start of their careers or are returning to practice.
You will be helping newly qualified nurses/nursing associates working in adult residential nursing homes across North Yorkshire and York by imparting your knowledge, skills and experience through coaching and support. You will be able to work flexibly within adult social care settings across North Yorkshire and York to mentor and coach colleagues as well as work from home.
This role will be key in supporting newly qualified colleagues to stay and stay well. You will need to be confident in building relationships and collaborating with others. You will be providing coaching and mentoring, and we will provide training for someone with the right skills and behaviours for this role.
You will demonstrate empathy and patience, be passionate about your profession and be able to provide pastoral support to others. We can all reflect on the importance of Mentors and role models in our own careers, and this is an opportunity to have that kind of influence on the incoming generation as they set out on a career in Social Care.
Main duties of the job
- To help facilitate a positive working environment for people in their early career and provide support where possible through coaching and mentoring
- Liaise and work with other practice area support staff to ensure consistency across the setting and blended learning approaches to support the transfer of learning/skill attainment
- Raise the profile of the role of legacy mentors and share good practice with others, enhancing the profile of the organisation and providing support to managers
- Work as an integral member of the nursing workforce to develop appropriate strategies and support for relevant staff in early career, and support retention
You must hold a current NMC registration, an accredited teaching qualification or experience in supporting learners in practice. Whilst experience within the Adult Social Care sector would be useful, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and specialisms.
The postholder will be required to travel to nursing homes across North Yorkshire and York. It is necessary to have the ability to travel to places of work that may not be accessible by public transport.
We would interested to hear from applicants who are interested in working part time, as well as those seeking full time hours. This is a job that can be delivered flexibly.
If you are currently employed by the Trust and you wish to apply for this role on a secondment basis, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for the post.
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
- Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
- 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
- A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
- Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
- NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
- An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
- Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a range of provider
For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust’s dedicated Staff Benefits pages.
This post will be hosted by York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership which comprises of NHS organisations, local councils, health and care providers and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.
A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.
Working for the Trust
Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.
Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks – including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks – to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: email@example.com.
As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.
Armed Forces Friendly Employer
We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves, and everyone else.
Skills and Attributes
Education, Qualifications and Training
Experience and Knowledge Required
Skills and Attributes
Aptitude and Personal Qualities
Values & Behaviours
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).