Violence & Aggression Team Lead

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Violence & Aggression Team Lead

Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)

NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Dalrymple, East Ayrshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 2 weeks ago, 6 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Who we are:

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards within NHS Scotland. 

In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. You will be required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.

To find out more about NHS Ayrshire and Arran please visit our website - NHS Ayrshire & Arran - Home (


We are currently seeking a proactive and highly motivated Team Lead for the Violence and Aggression Advisory and Training Service within NHS Ayrshire & Arran to support all managers, staff and contractual partnerships in violence and aggression risk reduction.

The position is offered on a permanent basis.


37 hours per week

What you will do:

A major responsibility of this role is to develop and lead the delivery of appropriate mandatory and statutory education and training packages to both clinical and non-clinical staff as well as ensuring the continuous development and competence of the Violence & Aggression Team.

You will provide specialist advice to the organisation on all issues of Violence & Aggression management including policy formulation and implementation, research, training, equipment procurement and design requirements. The policy and service development responsibilities of this role, relative to the knowledge and understanding of current and impending statutory requirements, impact across all departments and services of NHS Ayrshire & Arran in practice to reduce the risk of injury to both staff and patients.

As well as being responsible for the line management of the Violence & Aggression Team, you will also be responsible for the line management of the Occupational Health & Safety Administration Team.

For further information on the role please click the link below to view the job description

Knowledge, training and/or experience required to do the job:

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject (e.g. BSc Professional Practice (Violence Reduction).  You will possess specialist knowledge and experience of training, mentorship, education and development to practice, to Masters level equivalent.   

You should also have an Instructors Certificate in the Management of Violence & Aggression and training in Counselling Skills to at least Certificate level through a course affiliated to British Association of Counselling.

You should have substantive experience in violence and aggression management and training in the NHS, other healthcare environment or similar, and experience of management factors relating to successful health and safety performance.  You should also have experience in people management, managing change and projects and contributing to strategic and operational developments within identified timescales.

You must be digital/IT literate and competent in the use of the suite of Microsoft Office packages.

For further information on the requirements for the role please click the link below to view the person specification

A car owner/driver is essential, as the role requires travel to areas across the Board which provides integrated health and social care services within a number of hospital and healthcare settings within the geographical boundaries of Ayrshire and the islands of Arran and Cumbrae

If you want to find out more about the role, please contact Hugh Currie, Assistant Director of Occupational Health & Safety, at the Clinical Simulations Unit, Ailsa Hospital on (Internal Ext: 15962) for an informal discussion


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