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Senior Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner

Senior Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Location: Northampton based

Has the management of the current pandemic given you a real fulfilment of your role as an Infection Prevention and Control specialist? Are you an experienced Infection Prevention and Control professional looking for a change? Perhaps you have aspirations to become a Head of Infection Prevention and Control? 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 working on our infection prevention and control physical health strategy to develop parity of esteem between mental health and physical healthcare. We’re committed to improving the quality and experience of physical healthcare across the charity, and now we’re recruiting to this post, Senior Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner, 1.0 WTE permanent to help us deliver our vision!

The Role

We are looking for a credible, passionate and enthusiastic NMC or HCPC registrant with demonstrable knowledge and experience in leading infection prevention and control agenda across a geographically large and clinically varied organisation.

We welcome applications from registered professionals currently not working within mental health services who have transferrable knowledge and skills to support our agenda.

If you are ready for a challenging 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!

The successful candidate will be based at Headquarters, Northampton but will need to work flexibly to meet the needs of the whole charity; this will include some cross site working.

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 and one which you could really make your own.


We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and opportunities for continuing professional development.


We would love you to apply!

Closing Date: Sunday 27th December 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 5th January 2021

It is likely interviews 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.


Senior Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner

3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 15 Dec 2020

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