Education and Training Officer (Healthcare Professionals)

Location (UK): Hybrid* - London office or Chesterfield office
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
£33,097 per annum (London), £29,887 (Rest of UK)
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Contract type: Fixed term – 12 months
Travel: You will be expected to travel across the UK regularly to deliver the training programme and attend conferences.
Closing date: 23:59, Tuesday 6 December 2022

Download the job description and person specification for the Education and Training Officer (Healthcare Professionals) role (WORD, 55 KB).

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.

Versus Arthritis is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. During the recruitment process Versus Arthritis will undertake safer recruitment practices and relevant checks to help make sure applicants are suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.  

About the role

At Versus Arthritis, we want to empower people with arthritis to be able to take control of their health and wellbeing, so they can be physically active and self-manage. To do this they need support and guidance from informed healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals are a trusted provider of information and need to be supported in their understanding of arthritis.

This role is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of the education and training programme for healthcare professionals, ensuring that it supports them to develop their knowledge and increase their confidence in musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, enabling them to deliver the best care possible for people with arthritis.  

In this role, working alongside the Education and Training Manager and informed by a team of clinical experts, you will develop and deliver a wide range of education activities for healthcare professionals, ensuring that the latest research is put into practice and signposting to physical activity and self-management in the community are promoted within our programme.

This role works across all four nations to deliver our education and training programme

Key requirements

Excellent organisational skills including the ability to manage a range of work, prioritise, manage expectations and deliver are key to the role. You should have experience in co-ordinating a range of education and training activities, e.g. webinars, workshops, conferences and be confident using online platforms (MS teams/Zoom).

Excellent communication skills are required to ensure effective relationship management with a wide range of stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, decision makers and internal stakeholders.

Experience of using a range of insight and engagement methods to inform the programme of work, and experience of applying evaluation and impact measures to activities, is also a key requirement.

*As a hybrid worker the expectation is that you will spend around 40% of your working time in our office spaces or working in community settings. As an inclusive employer we will consider home-based working for anyone where office-based hybrid working would be a barrier to being able to work for us, for example for someone living with a long-term health condition or disability.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV
  2. along with this Versus Arthritis completed Versus Arthritis application form (Word, 45 KB) demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the Education and Training Officer (Healthcare Professionals) role (WORD, 55 KB)
  3. please include where you’ve seen this role advertised
  4. please ensure the documents you submit are in Word or PDF format.

Email your completed application by 23:59, Tuesday 6 December 2022

We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales.

About us

There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about working for us.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working

“Our Flex ways of working enable our employees to have flexibility about how they work, whilst ensuring the needs of the charity are met.” 

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.