Professional Nurse Educator

Main area
Mental Health Nurse Educators
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months (or Secondment)
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
30 hours per week
Job ref
Carew House,Bodmin
£43,742 - £50,056 Pro Rata
Salary period
05/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Cornwall Partnership are looking to recruit a Professional Nurse Educator to work to support of our Mental Health teams. The post holder will work 4 days per week (30 hours) to facilitate and support the clinical, professional, and educational development of the mental health nursing workforce colleagues (including but not limited to registered nurses, student nurses and healthcare support workers) within a discrete designated area. The post holder will be responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of a programme of clinically relevant practice education to support the professional development of the mental health nursing team, with a specific focus on enabling the delivery of high quality patient/person centred care that is grounded in evidence-based practice and underpinned by national, organisational and trust objectives, guidelines, and policies.

The person we are looking for will have; a strong clinical background with recent clinical experience, excellent communication skills, ability to engage and influence at all levels, demonstrate a passion for education and act as a professional role model. We will provide appropriate support and opportunities for your continued development. 

Main duties of the job

The overarching aim of the Professional Nurse Educator (PNE) is to facilitate and support the clinical, professional, and educational development of mental health nursing workforce colleagues (including but not limited to registered nurses, student nurses and healthcare support workers) within discrete designated areas.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

Person specification

Education and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Current professional registration – NMC, HCPC
  • Educated to degree level in a health related field
  • Substantial clinical experience post qualifying
  • Post graduate teaching qualification or equivalent, or willingness to work towards.
  • Experience of mentoring, supervising and assessing healthcare students in the practice setting
  • Experience of working across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Experience of developing and implementing new systems and procedures


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and flexibly, managing competing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – able to engage and build effective relationships at all levels with stakeholders
  • Competent in supporting emotional needs of healthcare students
  • Influencing and Negotiating Skills
Desirable criteria
  • Project management skills


Essential criteria
  • Understanding of variety of routes/programmes in pre-registration education.
  • Able to work autonomously

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Alan Jervis
Job title
Head of Education and Training
Email address
Telephone number
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