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Moving and Handling Trainer

Job Description

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) serves a population of about 500,000 in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. The Trust includes the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and a Sterile Services Department based at Alderney Hospital.

At RBCH our mission is 'providing the excellent care we would expect for our own families'. Excellent care drives our culture within the Trust and is underpinned by four Values which are important in our daily work. Please view attachment in the right hand column for further information.

Moving and Handling Trainer

Are you passionate about patient and staff safety?

These posts are an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic and motivated registered practitioners to join us as Moving and Handling Trainers. The post holders will actively promote the prevention/reduction of harm from manual and patient handling injuries in the workplace through training, support, evaluation and audit of safe practice in the Trust.
The successful candidates will be committed to delivering high quality moving and handling training to staff within the Trust and will be expected to promote and provide advice on safe practice. They will facilitate all aspects of training in non-clinical and clinical patient handling across the Trust in order to ensure that all staff are trained to an appropriate level which meets Essential Core Skill training requirements.
You must have significant experience within a clinical area, along with sound knowledge of moving & handling techniques and awareness of health and safety. You will be an enthusiastic and confident trainer; the ability to be an effective and positive team player, the ability to communicate effectively with professionals, and a willingness to work flexibly according to demand pressures.

For further details / informal visits contact:
There are 2 part time posts available.
Contact: Lisa ( Email address removed )

Vacancies may be removed at any time if sufficient numbers of applications are received.


1. We will contact you via email to advise if you have been shortlisted. It is important that you check your email and NHS jobs account regularly. Some email providers have been known to classify these notifications as 'JUNK MAIL/SPAM'.
2. Non-NHS applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band.
3. The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.
4. If you have not received an email inviting you for interview within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
5. Travel expenses are not guaranteed. Please check with HR before you travel.

By completing an application for this post it is understood that you give permission for RBCH to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to undertake employment. Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).
Please read the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column and ensure your application details meet the criteria for the post.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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