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Diabetes Educator (Part-time Flexible Worker Contract) Type 2 Diabetes Structured Group Education Programme

Diabetes care is one of the major challenges facing the NHS. Structured education programmes can help adults with Type 2 diabetes to improve their knowledge and skills and also help to motivate them to take control of their condition and self-manage it effectively. 

Sentinel Healthcare CiC are commissioned to deliver patient education to newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes patients. Our small education team consists of Nurses and Dietitians who are trained and competent to deliver the principles and content of the programme. 

The Diabetes Educators deliver the structured programme to patients referred into the programme via their GP surgery. Programme delivery is offered either digitally or in a face to face group session at various locations within Plymouth and the surrounding areas. 

Outcomes are measured on patient satisfaction with the ability to self-manage their Type 2 diabetes after attending the structured education programme. The programme and educators are quality assured and reviewed by the Derriford Hospital Diabetes Team. 

Vacancy :

We are currently looking for additional Diabetes Nurse and Dietitian Educators to join our team.

Applicants should have relevant work experience of working with diabetic patients in a community setting, have excellent presentation skills and be able to demonstrate an understanding of educational theory appropriate to the age and needs of the patients referred into the programme. Applicants will also need to be digitally competent in using video platforms to deliver webinars.

Successful applicants will undergo a period of observational learning, followed by supported on-the-job training. 

The educator role would be ideal for suitably qualified and experienced Nurses and Dietitians looking to supplement their existing post or wanting to gain experience of working in a community based setting. Post hours are flexible dependent on the applicants’ availability and applicants must be willing to travel in and around the Plymouth and South Devon locality. 


For an informal chat about the role and programme, please contact: Denise Standen, Operations Manager 

Tel: 01752 434750 

or email denise.standen@nhs.net.