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Driving Education Manager posted by South Central Ambulance Service

Full Time
£33,222 - £43,041 / year

Job Description

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to invite applications to join its Team of Education Managers-Driving on a Full Time Permanent Contract.

The position is mainly based at its new Education and Recruitment Centre in Newbury Berkshire, However, on occasions you will be expected to deliver driving support within the areas SCAS operate (Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex).

The successful applicant will work as part of the Human Resources Directorate, Education Department within the Education Centres, liaising closely with the Head of Education for Compliance, Driving & Commercial, Senior Education Manager-Driving, Education Team managers, the Driving Standards Manager as well as Operational Managers throughout the Trust.

The primary purpose of the role is to support the Senior Education Manager-Driving by working within the team to deliver the full range of practical and theoretical driving elements. These comprise of the delivery of the FUTUREQUAL’s accredited L3CERAD, along with Solo Response, PTS driving courses, as well as return to work and post incident driving support, coupled with this all types of driving assessments undertaken across the organisation.

The post holder will provide leadership to students and staff, as well as support the other Educators Managers-Driving. They will also be responsible for the provision of driver education on all vehicles used within the Trust.

Other duties will include the responsibility for the promotion, enhancement and evaluation of long term education and development needs in relation to driving, with particular reference to Road Traffic Law, the Road Safety Bill, Accident Prevention, Audit and the Corporate Governance agenda.

This is a key role and offers an exciting opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and dedication. The successful applicant will hold a valued place in the Human Resources Directorate/Education Department to meet the exciting needs of a service moving forward with developing technology within the educational field.

Applicants must have the relevant Driving Qualifications as identified in the person specification and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of current and pending road traffic legislation, H&S Guidance for managing on road risk and relevant aspects of the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007.

The successful candidate will have relevant and appropriate experience and be able to demonstrate evidence of current working practices within the driver education field. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential as the successful candidate will be required to liaise with a multitude of contacts both internally and externally.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Steve Butler Senior Education Manager on [Click here to apply] or [Click here to apply] 


Sarah Pybus Senior Education Manager on [Click here to apply] or [Click here to apply]

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Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview and assessment process.

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The benefits bits…

The starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum (based on full time hours) plus bank holidays.

All employees are automatically enrolled in NEST or the NHS Pension scheme.

We operate a comprehensive set of policies.

We also operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience.

We work in partnership with our trade unions.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

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