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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/11/2020.

Team Leader

Job Reference: 195-20-224-ARH

South Central Ambulance Service
Reading Resource Centre
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

We are seeking a candidate to the role of Team Leader in Reading. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of professionals using your competencies and behaviours. In order to be successful as a Team Leader, you will need to demonstrate that you are able to:

  • Focus your team on patient wellbeing by monitoring and reinforcing the need to respond quickly and appropriately at all times
  • Ensure that your team receives effective feedback
  • Provide on-going development and coaching for your team in order to deliver the best levels of patient care and service
  • Communicate a strong belief in the Trust’s purpose and values
  • Act as a role model with a ‘can-do’ approach setting high standards, leading your team to ensure quality, safety and standards of patient care
  • Demonstrate the ability to be cost effective with your resources including, for example, managing sickness and call cycle

This role will require working with the senior management team across the Trust to build capability and capacity. The successful candidates will have a proven set of behaviors linked to the key values of Team Working, Caring, Innovation and Professionalism.

Commitment to your own ongoing personal and professional development is essential and should be demonstrated in your application.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the post please contact

Assessments will take place from the Education and Recruitment Centre in Bone Lane, Newbury on 7th December 2020

Interviews will take place via Teams on 10th and 11th December 2020

Please see the job description and person specification for further details. (Note: you will need to meet the essential criteria as a minimum in order for your application to be shortlisted). You must also have completed your Consolidation of Learning portfolio and have demonstrable experience of working as a Paramedic.

Please note that if you are an internal candidate already employed by SCAS and drive for the service we will be checking your internal licence in line with SCAS driving standards and the Trusts CPP V19 driving policy. We will accept up to and including 4 internal penalty points, if you have more than these specified points your application may be withdrawn. All checks will be completed after shortlisting but prior to an assessment or interview invite.

Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We 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 or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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