South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) provides a wide range of emergency services across the south central region of England. These are primarily the accident and emergency service response to 999 calls, the 111 service for when medical help is needed fast but it’s not a 999 emergency, and the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service.
In 2019, SCAS aims to recruit 800 Patient Transport Services staff. All new recruits need to have their driving skills assessed and advanced to meet the high standard of emergency and non-emergency driving we provide our patients. To meet these demands, we are recruiting for a number of Driving Instructors to deliver this training.
Our Driving team consists of 19 Driving Education Instructors/Managers, 17 purpose built Ambulance Training Vehicles and our dedicated Education centre. The successful applicants will hold a valued place in one of the UK’s best performing ambulance trusts and working for the education department which has earned a good reputation for teaching in the Ambulance sector.
Successful candidates will:
Provide driver education on all vehicles used within the Trust
Support the Senior Driving Education Manager by working within a team of driving managers and facilitators who train staff in accordance with the practical and theoretical course elements. These include: FUTUREQUAL’s accredited L3CERAD | Solo Response | Patient Transport Service driving courses | return to work and post incident driving support | driving assessments
Evaluate and implement the long term training and development needs in accordance with Road Traffic Law, the Road Safety Bill, Accident Prevention, Audit and the Corporate Governance agenda.
Renowned NHS pension
Working in new built facilities
Team work ethos
Less time away from home
Public sector job security
Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview and assessment process in Newbury.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact:
Ian Teague, Assistant Director of Education[Click here to apply]
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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.