Practice Learning and Development Lead Highland Hospice

Practice Learning and Development Lead Highland Hospice Inverness, Scotland

NHS Scotland
Full Time Inverness, Scotland 35522 - 43286 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Practice Learning and Development Lead

Information Sheet

At Highland Hospice we believe our people are our biggest assets and understand the value in putting them first. Our approach to diversity in the workplace, health & wellbeing, innovation, and individuality is one of the reasons we are a first-choice health employer in the Highlands! We are passionate about our services and always on the lookout for new talent to join us on our journey...


What you'll be doing...

Reporting to the Head of Hospice Services you can expect your working day to include the following:

  • As our Practice Learning & Development Lead you will be able to identify & co-ordinate learning & development needs across teams here at Highland Hospice.
  • You will be supporting teams across all Hospice services, enabling them to gain the knowledge and skills required to provide excellent patient centred care.
  • You will be working across teams, both internally & externally, guiding and advising clinical and care professionals.
  • You will have excellent communication skills and play a key role within the senior team.


We hire mostly on personality & potential but here are a few of our requirements...

To succeed in the role of Practice Learning & Development Lead you will need the following qualities and skills:

  • A people person, who is motivated to provide excellent educational support across Hospice services and beyond.
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership skills.
  • Takes great pride in what they do.
  • Loves working as part of a team.


You will have access to a benefits package we believe truly works for our people and enhances our overall culture...

  • Access to The Blue light discount scheme giving access to fifteen thousand discounts across well-known retailers and local businesses across a large span of categories
  • Access to a wide range of health benefits and services via HSF flexible schemes which can reimburse you up to 100% for a wide range of health care costs.
  • Free access to our employee assistance program that provides you with counselling services, financial advice, mental health support and more to help overcome any personal or workplace challenges.
  • Generous holiday entitlement with a buy more or sell some option
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Pension with additional matching contributions and Death in Service Benefit for employees not in the SPPA pension scheme
  • Discounted meals in our cafe prepared freshly every morning

Plus access to many more schemes and enhanced benefits.


Highland Hospice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We accept and celebrate our team for who they are and welcome people of all races, disabilities, sex, gender identities and reassignment, sexual orientation, ages, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We keep our recruitment process simple and consider applicants on their abilities alone to ensure a fair interview process. If at any point throughout our process you require reasonable adjustments, please contact .

[email protected]

If this interests you, then we are open to conversations about flexible working balanced with the needs of the organisation. Please do not hesitate to contact Paula Cooper if you wish to have an informal discussion about this post.

This post is subject to a PVG check.

A full UK driving licence is preferred but public transport could be alternative option.

Salary: £35,522 - £43,286

Holiday: 35 days per annum (including public holidays)

Hours: 37.5 hours / week (full-time)

For candidates viewing this vacancy on an external recruitment website, a job pack with the full job description and links to the application form can be accessed via

Applications should be marked Private & Confidential and submitted to:

HR Department, Highland Hospice, Ness House, 1 Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV3 5SB, or by email to: [email protected] by 12 noon, Friday 24 February 2023.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Paula Cooper, Head of Hospice Services on 01463 243132.

Practice Learning and Development Lead Highland Hospice
NHS Scotland
London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
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