Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 1.4 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.
We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.
We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.
NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.
We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, We have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.
We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.
The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users , staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.
An opportunity has arisen for an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) to join our Team at North East Drive Mobility, providing driving assessment, information and advice to people with disabilities on all aspects of car use. You will be required to travel and work flexibly within Walkergate Park, Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation and Neuro-psychiatry, Newcastle upon Tyne, and also at our outreach bases.
North East Drive Mobility is a specialist area of NTW Trust and we are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate excellent communication skills. You must have high level driving tuition skills, and have the ability to utilise your knowledge to benefit the needs of drivers with complex physical and cognitive health conditions.
In conjunction with clinical team colleagues, you will be able to deliver critical recommendations to clients related to their driving ability. The post holder will also undertake specialist driving tuition for service users. Vehicles for the purpose of assessment and tuition are provided.
Training in the role will be provided and it is a requirement for the successful candidate to undertake academic study leading to the Undergraduate Certificate Qualification in Driving Assessment and Outdoor Mobility.
The role is wide-ranging and offers the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in this dynamic speciality. You will have a flexible approach and a genuine interest in the mobility needs of people with disabilities and older drivers.
Car driver (full licence holder) is essential.
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All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.
Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.
Please note if you are external to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).
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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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