We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and high performing Senior Education Manager – Driving for the Trust’s busy and dynamic Driving Education Team. The successful applicant will join the leadership team of one of the UK’s best performing ambulance trusts, and working for the education department which has earned a good reputation for teaching Ambulance staff.
The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) Education provides a wide range of Teaching and Learning for both Urgent and Emergency, and the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services.
The Driving Team consisting of 20 plus driving education managers, trainee driving facilitators and coordinative support staff based in our dedicated purpose built education centre, in Newbury, Berkshire. All Training vehicles and extensive Simulation facilities are at this site. The position is mainly based at its new Education and Recruitment Centre in Newbury Berkshire. However, on occasions you will be required to travel within the areas SCAS operates (Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex).
This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and established driver training team with good national reputation for teaching and driving standards in the Ambulance sector.
With an increase in our 2019 plans to recruit staff into SCAS we need an innovative and caring manager to lead and develop our team, whilst delivering the planned schedule of education. You will join a successful and developing Human Resources and Organisational Development Directorate, liaising closely with the Assistant Director, Head of Education, other Senior Education Managers, Driving Education Instructors/Managers, the Driving Standards Manager as well as HR, Recruitment and Operational Managers throughout the Trust.
The successful candidate will demonstrate sound leadership skills that are in line with our core values of Teamwork, Professionalism, Caring and Innovation, ideally with an educational background. In addition the ability to effectively lead the team during times of pressure whilst striving for continuous improvement of services to our staff, students and ultimately our patients, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Candidates will need also to have an understanding of road traffic legislation and Health & Safety Guidance.
Experience of collaborative and inclusive leadership, acquired from a variety of experiences, ideally but not essentially, in an ambulance trust or similar such as the police force.
Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and dedication.
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.
Delivery of the driver training requirements of our workforce plans, thus enabling the Trust safely and effectively deliver our services to patients and the public.
Being responsible for the leadership, coaching of the team and performance management of the function.
Able to review, develop and improve processes.
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Teams, Office, Web based and desktop applications.
Lead and support the paperless initiative underway in the driving team.
Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview and assessment process in Newbury on 12th February 2019.
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.
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