AfPP Patient Safety & Quality Support - At AfPP HQ - £29-£39k Depending On Experience

Offered by The Association for Perioperative Practice

  • Job Sector: AfPP Patient Safety & Quality Support
  • Location: Harrogate HQ with a requirement to attend relevant events across the UK and internationally as required
  • Salary: £29k-£30k
  • Closing Date:

For an information pack and application form please email

Call 01423 882968 and speak to Stephanie. 

Hours of work: 37 hours per week over 5 days (including Saturdays if required) one day to be worked within the perioperative environment under an honorary contract with a local hospital, to maintain clinical practice/competence.   

Key Tasks – the most important duties of the job

Providing current best practice, professional advice (clinical, health and/or educational) to meet the business needs in particular requests and expectations of members and other key stakeholders.

To use professional expertise to inform and advise professional services and business development opportunities particularly around quality and patient safety.

Supporting the Services team to provide educational input into events, including AfPP AGM.

Supporting the Editorial team to provide clinical input into publications and editorial content.

Acting as a key ambassador for AfPP, promoting effective internal and external communications and productive relationship management.

Knowledge – the information needed to carry out the key tasks effectively

Extensive, detailed and up to date knowledge of perioperative standards, practices and techniques

Practice development or education background with evidence of clinical updating (desired but not essential)

A thorough understanding of current issues facing perioperative practitioners, relevant to their day to day practice and their ongoing CPD needs

Sound knowledge of producing effective information, presentation and development materials

A thorough and up to date awareness of the changing healthcare environment, in particular those matters and policies impacting upon perioperative practitioners.

Skills – the capabilities needed to carry out the key tasks effectively

Clear, concise and positive communication skills (written, verbal, presentation) requiring a persuasive and effective communicator, with an open, engaging and winning style that generates trust and credibility amongst others

Ability to build and maintain meaningful and productive professional working relationships at all levels

Ability to work autonomously and within a team to meet clear business targets, objectives and standards

Providing a complex professional advice and educational/development service, ensuring it meets needs and develops in line with member and stakeholder requirements

Ability to manage demanding and complex workloads effectively

ICT and database management ability

Previous experience with standard setting/policy writing/benchmarking.

Behaviours – the demeanour needed to carry out the key tasks effectively

To show at all times, a personal commitment to treating all customers and colleagues in a fair and respectful way in line with organisational values

Displays a consistently positive, creative and collaborative approach to work issues

Shows credibility, professionalism, tact and diplomacy at all levels

Builds rapport and develops strong working relationships both inside and outside the organisation

Acts as an ambassador for the organisation and its aims

Maintains credibility as a valuable source of advice and development with all users of the services

Shows good self-awareness and willingness to learn and develop.

Credentials and Experience - the levels of education, experience, and certification essential for employment in the job

Registered Practitioner with a minimum of 5 years clinical experience in the perioperative environment

Established, regular and recorded CPD activity

Previous extensive experience of working in a development role/leading teams