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Infection Prevention & Control Advisor

Infection Prevention & Control Advisor
Career Level B
Salary: £32,000 £42,000
Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week
Location: Northampton, Essex/ Birmingham 

Has the current pandemic given you a real fulfilment of your clinical role? Are you an experienced Infection Prevention and Control professional looking for a new challenge? Perhaps you are an experienced IPC champion/ link practitioner looking for your first role full-time role in IPC. If so, this might be just the challenge you’ve been looking for!

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.  We are transforming the Charity to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare’.  This will ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility.
We are developing our infection prevention and control strategy to ensure our patients, staff and visitors are protected against the risk associated with infectious diseases. We’re committed to improving the quality and experience of care across the charity, and in addition to our new Head of IPC/ Deputy Director of IPC post, now we’re recruiting to these new posts, Infection Prevention and Control Advisers (AfC equivalent Band 6) to help us deliver our vision!

The Role

We are looking for credible, passionate and enthusiastic NMC/ HCPC registered professionals with demonstrable knowledge and experience in supporting the infection prevention and control agenda.
We welcome applications from registered professionals currently not working within mental health services who have transferrable knowledge of infection prevention and control. We understand the importance of developing our team members reach their potential, and there is plenty of scope for both personal and professional development in this new service!
We would also be interested to receive application from registrants who may wish to develop their experience and make the next step into a full-time role in infection prevention and control.
The successful candidate will supported by our experienced Senior IPC Adviser and a structured, bespoke induction programme which focussed on your professional development needs to deliver your best in this role.

If you are ready for a new and very satisfying role where you can contribute to service developments and make a real difference for patients, carers, families and staff, we would like to hear from you!
There’s no doubt that this is a demanding role working in a very fast paced environment, however for the right individual, this would be a very rewarding role.


We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 35 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and opportunities for continuing professional development.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sam Adams, Senior Recruiter on 01604616844 or via email:


We would love you to apply!

Closing Date: Thursday 10th September 2020

Interviews: Thursday 17th or Friday 18th September 2020

Please note, you will only be expected to attend one of these dates. It is likely these will be via Microsoft Teams but we may request your attendance (socially distanced) at HQ, Northampton. We acknowledge this is a rapid turnaround time, therefore, we encourage candidates to keep the interview date free in anticipation of shortlisting.

Infection Prevention & Control Advisor

1 - 2 years of experience

Published on 27 Aug 2020

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